Actor attacks Michael Jackson

Rupert Everett, star of My Best Friend’s Wedding and The Next Big Thing, has told The Mirror he believes Michael Jackson is better off dead.

“I think it was fortuitous that he died,” the actor said of Jackson. “He was supposed to be doing 50 concerts in London. It wouldn’t have mattered how good or bad he was. He wouldn’t have managed to do all of them and the press would have destroyed him.”

Rupert, who at 50 is the same age Jacko was when he died, called the singer a “freak”. “He looked like a character from Shrek. He was a black to white minstrel. He was crucified by that court case when he was accused of child molestation – that killed him.

“He personified the pain and anxiety of a black man in a slave country,” Everett continued. “We all watched as he changed from black to white. He was living performance art.”

The outspoken actor predicted that Michael’s untimely demise would spell the end of our fascination with celebrities. “You cannot divide the music from the person. I think his life – and death – is a great lesson. I think we are going to see the end of celebrity as we know it. Show business is not an honest profession.”

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97 thoughts on “Actor attacks Michael Jackson

  1. well, in my view, the title of the article (ie. the use of the word "ATTACK") is wrong & has already seriously MISinterpreted the intention behind R.Everett\’s comments.. as an celebrity in his own right, thus aware of the challenges of fame & platonic adoration, he is in a good position to comment, even if his life is not similar to MJ\’s.. what\’s more, i was totally in love with MJ, so i am not making these comments because of a lack of care, but R.E. was clearly commenting more on what society has made of Celebrity in this era, in many ways pushing those they obsess over the edge of normality into a life of ironically love-less loneliness, if they are not mentally strong enough to stay keep a healthy balance between their public creative roles & their sensitive individual human needs for privacy, respected space, freedom to be, personal loving relationships that accept them unconditionally & regardless of their commercial worth .. RE clearly makes an example of MJ\’s gradual painful transformation from a fresh-faced, totally natural, innocent, loving & passionate, super-sensitive artist who became gradually more & more cut off from a normal world, too dedicated to his art to understand hid own needs or how to defend himself against all those who would take advantage of his talent & his naivete.. i understand that his father repeatdly taunted him regarding the size of his nose & this too should be a lesson to us all about just how destructive even the \’faintest\’ criticism can be (each one of us made differently), especially for the individual endowed with the kind of sensitivity that makes him both extra-connected to the beauty as well as that much more vulnerable to the pain in human feelings.. calling MJ a "freak" was only his physical aspect (& we need to be able to admit that he was physically damaged) plus more a reference to how he transformed beyond recognition in a way that revealed just how much emotional pain he was going through, as well as also being painful for all those who truly loved him & who were nevertheless forced to silently & helplessly watch him do that to himself/have despicably irresponsible money-minded surgeons do that to him.. & i for one watched in great pain.. helplessly.. Millions loved him but none could help him fully love himself & repair his damaged self-esteem from those early vulnerable days during his heady & creatively passionate innocence.. he needed a more personal private love & life & had no idea that fame would be so.. from all angles (family issues, being publicly judged & ridiculed, trying to pretend that his life was ok to the media & his adoring public… just my impressions.. & i would say, as well as from RE\’s angle too, celebrity needs to be understood as a \’curse\’ as much as it is a \’blessing\’ & that we need to respect & understand their humanity needs, unconditionally..

  2. when loved and as well known as michael maybe then you can mention his name as for the court the verdict in case you forgot NOT GUILTY

  3. Funny how Jacko made out he was practically a cripple during his trial for abusing children yet when he wanted to make some more millions he decided he was fit enough to do a 50 night tour! Anyone who believes in that kiddie-fiddling freak is a total mug.

  4. its already for a white person to go black by sitting in the sun, spray tan themselves, get lip enclargements etc. What do people say about them? maybe they are tryingto be black and aswell talk like it. why is it no said nothing to them but a black person does it? that is wht u call drismination aganist blacks/ ractism. people who want talk bad about michael jackson need to go f… themselves and pick on themselves. cause what goes around comes back around, so carry on cause god sees you and he will deal with u in your own time. Yes im a fan and i stick up for my man king of pop and forever will. For those who talk bad about him u have nothing on him jog on. Rest in peace MJxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx000000000000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. i think it was very sad that michael jackson died,but i do believe that he is finally at peace now as i don\’t think that he ever got over not having a proper childhood and i truly believe that when he had the kids staying at his house it wasn\’t that he was doing anything wrong, i think he just wanted to experience what it was like to actually live like a child and play child like games as he wasn\’t allowed to do any of those things when he was a kid which is so so sad. rest in peace michael.xxx

  6. Hey Rupert, it appears you\’re frustrated, tired and jealous at 50! It would take you three lifetimes to achieve what Micheal did. I will not be happy if you die though..but I might not even see it in the news! Its obvious you\’ve been forgotten and just want to get noticed again….thats bad publicity. Try something better…Micheal went out of circulation for almost 12 years and still sold out 750,000 tickets in a few days…months before he was due to perform!! Thats what legends are made of. You are obviously far below the level of Michael and are not qualified to make judgements about him. At 50 you should know better. Anyway your comments have an advantage..At least by using MJ to gain attention.. people now remember your name and face again……

  7. i dont understand how people can just assume because he got "not guilty" at the trial that he is…he quite clearly did it and was a freak – he is a black man who had 3 white children?! I am not a scientist but it is evident that he had some problems…no denying he was an amazing musician and his music is timeless and irreplaceable, but he was messed up and now he is at rest. I think Everett speaks some wise words.

  8. its a shame that money talks if he was a not so wellof a person and not a celebrity who has a top lawyer and a publicity machine and the funds to pay off people he would have been locked away and have been enjoying the attention of his new buddys instead we keep hearing how great he is the king of pop shame they say justice is blind and jose martins your command of the english language lets you down shame on you there are a lot of black singers that are great and we are intitled to express are opinian without a torent of abuse from someone who is not using there brain cells to the fullness of there worth which is a shame mon ami

  9. i dont understand how you can just say that. He was the king of pop. Everybody has issues in their life and nobody is perfect just because he was famous and was easy to judge doesnt mean you need to slag him off when he has died. Imagine you had died when you were a massive famous writer or actor and everybody hated you. you would want people to be proud of you.. Wouldnt you ? i hope none of his big fans see this..

  10. ahh abigail you say because he is famous he is judged the same as oscar wilde the same as freddie mercury these were great men freddie was a king of pop, prince still is but they didnt go after young boys, the saying my dear those who live in the spotlight or glasshouses he chose the spotlight my dear he is not being pilloried for being famous he is because he enjoyed young boys as would any pervert that lived in my area and was found out they would i have to say incure my wrath .in this life you would not get to my age without mixed feelings about me at least i will not be thought a fool mon cherei x

  11. gary c glasgow I FOR ONE WILL NEVER WATCH ANY FLIM\’S OR PROGRAMS WITH RUPERT EVERETT IN IT AGAIN AND IF I HAVE ANY IN MY COLLECTION THEY WILL BE GOING INTO THE BIN FOR THE FACT HE CALLED MJ A FREAK HE WAS NOT A FREAK HE WAS MISSUNDERSTOOD ANY TRUE FAN KNOWS WHAT MICHAEL WENT THROUGH AND WHY HE WENT FROM BLACK TO WHITE AND NOT A MINSTREL AS MR EVERETT PUT IT THAT SOUNDS A WEE BIT RACIEST WHAT ABOUT THE SINGER YAZZ SHE HAD THE SAME SKIN CONDITION AND NOTHING WAS SAID WHEN SHE WENT FROM BLACK TO WHITE THEN AND FOR THE CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES HE WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO SAY IT NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY ANY ONE THAT HAS BEEN ABUSED WILL KNOW THAT MJ WAS\’NT THE TYPE TO DO ANYTHIG LIKE THAT WHY SAY THIS NOW THAT HE IS DEAD AND NOT HERE TO DEFEND HIMSELF WELL MR EVERETT HIS TRUE FANS WILL DEFEND HIM SO WHEN YOU EVER GET AS BIG AS MICHAEL JACKSON THEN YO MIGHT HAVE A SAY IF YOU HAVE ANY THING DEASENT TO SAY TILL THEN BOLLOCKS TO U .. A TRUE FAN… MJ, R,I,P FOREVER

  12. I agree with Sharon Ullah. Michael didn\’t touch those children. He didn\’t have childhood, he said so himself. While other kids had fun playing games outside he was inside practising for performances. That was good because it made him the greatest singer of all time. Michael wasn\’t a perve, he never could be because he had a childlike attitude. Hasn\’t anyone noticed that he didn\’t swear? He didn\’t say bad things and he was caring about anyone or anything. Yes he said he tucked children in bed, read them stories. He didn\’t sleep IN the bed, he slept ON the FLOOR. In my opinion he was trying to experience the excitement, the fun of having friends round for a sleepover. So all in all, Rupert Everett shouldn\’t say what he said in public and should keep those comments to himself, and talk to some people who know Michael best. He has died so why can\’t people just remember Michael Jackson the singer, the dancer instead of Michael Jackson who people made up sick stories about him, Michael Jackson who went to court on false charges of child molestation. Lets remember the real Michael Jackson! R.I.P

  13. Speaking ill of thedead, dont you have anything better to do with your lifes! Get on with your own stopslagging him off, its pathetic.

  14. So MJ could sing and dance so can alot of other talented people, what else did he do others? Sir Elton John gives millions to AIDS charaties, other celebrities support child protection, cancer awareness, save the planet, preserve wild life. All he did was lock himself away and sometimes share his toys with little boys!?! and for these actions we are still forced to hear his music on the radio and see his face on the front cover of the papers. He\’s DEAD get over it and move on.

  15. Rupert who??? I honestly have a lot to write but I wouldn\’t even waste my time on this matter! Michael would be smiling wherever he is at the moment for being able to sell so much even after he had died – proof that he did touch a lot of lives. I wonder what you would have to smirk about when you are gone aye Rupert!!!

  16. For all those who don\’t know: MJ is also in the Guiness Book for being the only entertainer to give money to at least 39 charities. All the income from his tour he would give to charities!!! He was unique, he will always remain in our hearts!

  17. hey u lot u unno wat really happned onl michael its in his brain and inhis heart no one can tell da truth ov wat he did but him anouva fing michale even sed him sefl dat he wanted to die before doin london cocert he even told bitney spears to quit showbiz so she dnt end up lyk him he event old her to get bak wiv justin timberlake michael knew he was goin die he starved him self to have a ancing body thats not healthy ia int tryna sey im against him i dnt kno da guy yk dat wats da point v tekin his side all i kno he candance sing mek money lol that great bu onkly michake knows what he did and what happned

  18. Lil – why cant you type in english – it would make is so much easier to read! I had to give up after the first couple of lines cos I couldnt make any sense of it!!

  19. Anita – actually, Michael Jackson did a huge amount of charity work and made enormous donations. It\’s just he didn\’t make a song and dance in public about it.

  20. Becca-Yes that is right what was said by Anita, he did a huge amout of charity work, proberbly more than any other celebrity who are more concerned about getting the latest car or something for themselfs. Michael Jackson always thought of others before himself, as people and fans should recognise by his music like the song \’Heal The World\’\’, and he did the \’\’We Are The World\’\’ cause, long before Bob Geldof did the \’\’Band Aid\’\’ campaine.!!! MIchael Jackson is the biggest selling artist of all time that is provern in the guines book of world records. I meen come on nobody will ever come close to being as sucsessfull as Michael Jackson ever.! He was a legend alive and a true legend now he has sadly died. R.I.P Michael Jackson, King Of Pop, Rock and Soul!! x.x.x.x

  21. Michael Jackson suffered at the hands of his abusive father,both mentally and physically.He was made to perform while sacrificing his childhood.His shyness and inability to communicate effictively does not warrant the fact that Rupert Everett has the right to call him a freak.The media creted a pigeonhole for others to label him.Rupert Everett your opinion means nothing and you only want to create controversy to elevate your own uninteresting status.In Michaels mind he was normal,and great decision to exclude Michaels father from the will,they are all a bunch of leeches

  22. Well said Sue, no-one is better off dead. Yes you\’re right Everett is only trying to creat controversy, when was the last time we read anything about him! He\’s a has-been

  23. Sue…I like that! In Michaels mind he was normal!! I think that\’s the only mind you could say that about. The man was a freak so Rupert is right!

  24. Rupert Everett is entitled to his opinion, everybody has an opinion and at least he\’s not conforming to the now expected public grieving of collective celebrity.. I do wonder though about his comparisn to slavery???? What concerns me more is the cringeworthy performance( and i mean oscar winning) of Uri Geller on tv last night.. It was blatantly obvious that M.J. was used as a platform to enhance Uri\’s public image and increase his earning potential. It was very sad to watch. I wonder how much blood money he made for that interview by trading the secrets and intimacies of this fragile friendship.. Hes completely deranged…..

  25. The only thing the untimely demize of Michael Jackson did was to bring all those backbiters out of their respective closets. In my mind Michael Jackson was merely an innocent victim of a vicious greedy society.

  26. it,s sad to know that at times like this people can only focus on then negative things. the bottom line is this a man has died,a father, brother and son to someone.and while micheal family try to come to terms with there loss others just won\’t to be notice for nothing more then free chat. m.j was just a man in pain and he had no one to help him deal with it. we live in a wicked world were the biggest news is the nagative things are what makes headlines, anyone who has lost a love one can tell you that when they go you only remember the good things lets do that for m.j and his family.R.i.P

  27. Rupert looks like he\’s not gonna be far behind M.J. for the pearly gates!!! Someones not been wearing a winky-hat when he\’s been fudge-packing methinks!!

  28. we all know michael was a brilliant music artist,but his personal life was a differnt kettle of fish.I think Rupert is giving his honest opinion ,whereas most say what they think they should,he wasnt a saint ,and had faults like all of us, but what a sad loss to the music n celebrity world..

  29. fully agree with this sentiment, he was fighting the black corner whilst changing hmself to white, is this normal, he did end u looking like a freak jc spain

  30. Everyone on this planet has a right to freedom of speech and opinions, Rupert expressed his and lets be honest, its the truth, even if we don\’t like to hear it, when MJ was alive he was slated everyday by the media on how much of a freak he was, where did "Wacko Jacko" come from hm? Now he has died eveyone is praising him, "The king of pop is dead" "Not wacko jacko is dead" why dont people stop being to hypocritical and stick to their original plans of typing for mj, why I ask? *shrug* we are human after all, some have more gutts than others to tell it how it is. I do agree with veronica though, no matter how freakish and weird he was, he was a father and brother and had family, I do feel for them, but where were they all when he was clearly a messed up soul? why couldnt some one just say "Right michael, your going to get some much needed medical help on the inside not the out" and send the men in white coats after him, he could of had a chance of being "saved" so it were. ah well another celebrity crisis we will eventually lose interest in, now lets go onto katie and peter saga *sigh* .

  31. I agree with K, and I think he was a freak to look at and as a friend of mine put it " I respect the music but not the man" I think it\’s pretty obvious he did things he ought not to (no smoke without fire) I am sure many people were hushed with wads of cash. He thought he was beyond human. and I so hope celebrity hype will now die down.

  32. I agree with everything you say he was a lovely looking black man and he should have remained like that why he wanted to change lord knows he should have been grateful for his talent and acted like adult its alway the same Drugs child abuse and money

  33. Michael Jackson was always treated like a product rather than a person.The kind of celebrity fantasy "cloud cuckoo" land he was living in molded him from a charismatic good looking, successful black American into the weirdo we saw in his later years.He hadn\’t produced anything of any kind since the late 80s except law suits and bad press and I think it\’s despicable that that media have capitalized on his misfortune for over 20 years and still capitalizing on his death.The man had nothing left of himself for any one else to exploit so the media must have been rubbing there greedy hand with glee when he died so everyone could back track old material, past exploits and make money out of old rope.Jackson was a legend in his day but his time was up years ago and the media and fans alike, if they have any respect for the man at all, need to come to terms with that.celebrities are still people just as flawed and vulnerable as the rest of us.let the dead rest and the past remain the past.

  34. He\’s exactly right, and to be honest, It annoys me incredibly how people cry over the death of this paedophile. The guy admitted to sleeping with the kids anyway, and even if it was \’platonic,\’ which i highly doubt, WHAT is a 50 year old man doing sleeping with kids? To be honest, death was an easy release for the guy. He should be getting bummed in prison right now – and really, this stuff about him having a crap childhood just makes me laugh, if my life was so perfect I\’d spend a lot less time on the internet debating these kind of things. Sorry if my view on this is a little agressive but it is becoming a joke.Knotty, 16 years old.

  35. Michael Jackson was NOT a paedophile and if people like Knotty believe this then you are ignorant and thick because all you know is what the media told you and then you chose to believe that and not see the truth! Its funny how now that Chandler lad has admitted that he did lie because his dad forced him to so they could make money from him – like anybody with half a brain has always known anyway! There is a book that was written by a journalist called Aphrodite Jones called Michale Jackson Conspiracy and if you want to know the truth about the court case which was never written in the papers or reported in the news then read this book!Have some respect for a kind man who has done more and given more to charity than any other celebrity out there and was also the greatest music artist ever.RIP Michael xxx

  36. I maybe wrong but wasn\’t this the same bloke that said Soldiers were cowards?Back on track though, for all those that say MJ never abused any kids don\’t you ever sit back and think that you weren\’t actually there so how could you possibly defend him 100 percent??Some of the music was good but the guy had some kind of mental health issue, who dangles their baby over a balcony like he did? I would never put my child\’s life in danger.

  37. All i can say is hes dead let him rest in peace, now he was a great proformer and will be rembered for that . Ok he looked different but are we all not different in our own ways RIP Michaeal

  38. Sorry all this comments are coming from the same Rupert Everett that could not even handle the pressure of Celebrity Apprentice. Seems everyman and his dog has an oppinion about MJ. He was a paedo, a bad father, a "black to white minstrel"?? <– What the hell.. These are all opinions that lesser people especially other lesser artists now heap on MJ, after his death. The truth is that he was the greatest, a philanthropist, a kind man, NOT GAY(not that it is a bad thing to be), NOT A PAEDO (12 counts NOT GUILTY), and to quote his daughter "The Best Father". My view is that the change of his skin colour made a lot of racisit white people hate him more. He was whiter and richer than they will ever be. Interesting however that a lot of black people did not care and continued to love his as before. I think people should take note that he is survived buy his 3 kids, 2 ex-wives and the rest of the Jackson Clan. So please have some respect.A truly sad end to a beautiful soul. Rest in peace my brother.

  39. Seriously, the comment directly below mine is right. Michael Jackson was not a bad man, and even though you say people are being hypocritical and changing their views, I never did. I knew he didn\’t do anything.. If you look interviews up on the internet you\’ll find he\’s pretty honest about everything he says. All of the accusations made about him have been proved to be wrong. They searched his house and even him, and found nothing wrong with anything he owned. They interviewed thousands of children and they said he hadn\’t done anything. Either way, Jordan Chandler came out and told everyone he lied about him. . . So really no one has that much proof to back up he did anything 🙂 He did admit to sleeping with other children in the same bed and as hard as it is to believe nothing could\’ve happened. His children were very very very upset when he died and Paris said it herself, "He was the best daddy in the world and I love him so much " Why would she say that if she didn\’t mean it ?! As for being white…I know he DID have vitiligo and there was proof he did however.. Was that the reason he turned white ? We won\’t really ever know.. Either way, he just wanted another childhood and thats why people found him so weird. He acted like a kid. He said they understood him.. If you watch the way he acts it seems like something he would never do.R.I.P x

  40. Not a bad man? Did he not pay off the families of those children? And as for it being down to a bad childhood, I\’m sure there are many paedophiles in jail who claim they had a bad childhood. Maybe the judge and jury didn\’t fall for it because they couldn\’t sing and dance.And sleeping in the same bed as children, regardless of any so called \’illness\’ or \’bad childhood\’ is messed up.. but then the blind fans won\’t see it that way, making you all just as bad to condone it.

  41. Michael was a good man not a, grouch, grumpy grinch like character speaking ill of the dead as he is can\’t wait til you die buddy

  42. I guess innocent until proven guilty must not be allowed for African-Americans, … another thing thing that amazes me is how can putrid looking white man say anything about being black……. he knows nothing about that at all……

  43. dirty tea sucking British bastard that will never earn in his life the total change in Michael\’s pocket at the time of his death, and your movies suck

  44. WELL RUPERT!! WE CAN ALL SEE HOW WELL U,VE DONE 4 YOURSELF NOT!!!HOW DARE YOU SAY SUCH HORRID COWARDLY UNJUST THINGS ABOUT A MAN WHO ONLY EVER BROUGHT JOY 2 PEOPLES\’ WORLDS. THAT IS NOT SOMETHING ONE CAN SAY ABOUT A LOW LEVEL AC TOR LIKE U!!! YOU R NOTHING BUT A NASTY DUMB CRITICAL CREATURE WHO SHOULDNT EVEN BE ON THIS EARTH! YOU\’LL DIE ONE DAY & I HOPE PEOPLE LEAVE EVIL EPITAPHS FOR YOU!! PLEASE DONT RIP!!

  45. OMG!!!..give the guy a rest ppl…personally i don\’t believe he was a pedo..but for all that do believe he was a pedo..where is ur evidence, what solid proof d u have…the statement and accusations of a father who took money to let off his sons abuser, what real, loving father would take money for a crime against there child, and you are basing ur judgement on a woman who was found to be a compulsive lier by the courts and by her own admission. i in my heart believe that he was a good man, but for all of you who like to through out abuse to M.J then please, evidence that. say it sounds weird that he slept in the same bed as children, in our eyes that is not normal, but in thousands of countries chldren of all ages share a bed with adults and not in a sexual manner and it is not question. do you all know what the term socialisation means…we in the west are taught, by the media, by our peers that anything to do with sleeping in a bed has to have a sexual nature attached to it..whereas in other countries the thinking in not as cheap. but regardless of what your opinion of M.J is, at the end of the day he was a son, brother, uncle, and most importantly a father, don\’t respect him if u dont wish too, but atleast respect the feelings of his family, n feel ashamed of urself, as u r rubbing salt in to the wounds of his children that are still learning mourning the loss of someone that you may not have loved, but they did.

  46. This is a sad inditement on society to ignore the truth even when it is staring you in the face. Obviously Mr Everett thinks he\’s some kind of authority on MJ…………and like the rest of the people who have commented, I think not too. All I would like to say, as someone who has lost someone very close to me recently, for Everett to publicly say that Michael was better off dead, was so hurtful and cutting for those left grieving. I say this \’actor\’ is a dispicable, ignorant, over educated pompous a***e who thinks he knows better than us mere mortals. His comment about MJ "personifiying the pain and anxiety of a black man in a slave country" could, if we took him seriously, set race-relations back years, what the heck does he know about being a black man!? What the heck does he know about vitiligo? NOTHING! Because if he did he wouldn\’t be spouting such evil nonsense. People like him should never be given the time of day. Lets all remember Mjs children and family in what is their darkest hour and pray the pain lessens as the years go by. Bless you all. x

  47. WHY do people keep critisizing others, the media, whoever for remembering the music of Michael Jackson and not the allegations made against him? Saying that they\’re hypocrites, this is not really unusual. People nearly always remember only the good things about people when they have just died, it\’s just what people do. If Rupert Everett is going to offend so many people by thinking he should be the one to go against this rule, he should at least think of something more original and relevant to say than these pretentious, exaggerated comments. Apart from the reference to the court case, I can\’t help but think that most of this appears as if he wrote it only based on knowledge of Michael Jackson\’s changing skin tone, and as a result he places far too much significance on this. As for saying that it was good luck he died, because he would\’ve been mauled by the press if he had done his concerts badly- that is hardly \’telling it like it is\’, to say that death is prefeable to bad press! And every celebrity gets some bad press, is he saying they\’re better off dead? Why does he go to such efforts to seperate himself from showbusiness, and have the right to critisize it, minor celebrity that he is! End of showbusinees, wtf?? Celebrities HAVE died before, and he proves his own words, that \’Show business is not an honest profession\’, by wildly over exaggerating, likely in the hope of setting himself apart from others and their statements and getting more column inches and acclaim. In this he veers from attempting to be seen as a down to earth guy, and a high-up social commentator who has the right to make radical statements condemning whole lives, businesses and cultures, and even predict the future! He fails ridiculously at both these roles. I think that the laughable quality and transparent motives of Rupert Everett\’s statement should be mocked first ( and then we can move on to his thoughts on Michael Jackson.)

  48. i agree with Lana and Knotty, personaly yes Michael Jackson was an amazing singer, and there will never be another Michael Jackson but his concerts he was going to do were because he was just bankrupt due to the fact he had to pay off the families of the children he abused. I also think it needs to just be dropped now, and people need to stop going on about it, like his children want to see this? they will miss their father and will be greiving. and no matter what fans do, he isn\’t coming back. And the fans who have taken their own lives!! for a pop singer!! they were just as disturbed as the man himself.

  49. Rupert Everett? Who is he? I don\’t know how anyone can make comments like he has.. MJ is a legend! The only thing I\’ll agree with is he did have mental health issues but I think his life to him was normal. Would you REALLY admitt to sleeping in bed with another child if you was a pedo? I don\’t think so. Who REALLY cares if his skin was white or black? Man, some people need to get a life! RIP JK!!!

  50. rupert you are 1 of the gratest actors in england and i agree with you but now he\’s dead at least kids are safe!!! people hold him in this light of "oh he didnt do it " well peeps why was he in court twice then now you\’r all buying his albums i wouldnt even download his crap glad he\’s gone pity it didnt happen b4 he got his gloves on kids!!!

  51. Micheal who already………am sooooo bored with the constant going on about him, bloody weeks after his death now, talk about money makin at it´s best! You live you die, simple, no one is indestructable!

  52. i wonder why uri geller done that itv documentry …i think he feels guilty for talking mj into an interview with martin bashir resulting in child abuse claims and his evential demise.uri will live with that forever im sure.

  53. this was a man who never had the chance to be a boy because of the brutality of his faher, all he wanted was to have the childhoodhe yearned for,and to be a real peter pan. its very sad. cilla

  54. why are ppl still calling mj a pedo when the kids who accused him have now said it never happend..the 1st child has said his father made him do it for money..even though he was found not guilty mud sticks…now leave him alone and get on with your own perfectic lives…

  55. Oh dear Anthony Young…what an amazing rant. I take it from the tone of your \’comments\’ that you were a huge fan of Mr Jackson? Dirty tea-sucking british bastard? (Does this refer to all non African-Americans?) I take it also that from your virulance directed (seemingly) toward white people that you yourself are African-American in origin (what does that mean anyway?). What a reasonable man (?) you are – everybody that disgreees with your point of view being "a child of satan". Everybody is entitled to their point of view, whether you agree with it or not, and others people\’s points of view are no less valid than yours because you disagree with them. I assume you knew him personally as you say he was a good man, etc. I agree with Steph, to lose someone you love is devastating, whatever they have done/not done, said/not said. The truth is no-one knows the real truth as MJ kept himself shrouded in mystery, which is slightly disturbing in itself. The only comment of Rupert Everett i agree with is the last sentence. The rest is his personal opinion, which he is entitled to. Unlike America our press is not censored. And we should all be saying Amen to that..lol

  56. Well said Rupert. Interesting perspective on the Jackson phenomenon. Not surei f it sounds the death knell for celebrit-ocrasy though. We seem to be EVER more fascinated by EVER smaller celebrities!!!!!!

  57. YOUR ALL A BUNCH OF IDIOTS TO TALK LIKE THAT OF MJ. INCLUDING THIS D***KFACE RUPERT THE BEAR. MJ IS A LEGEND NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU WANNA HATE HIM. HE IS THE BEST ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME. THE MEDIA MESSED HIS ENTIRE LIFE. YOU ALL BELIEVE WHAT YOU WATCH ON YOUR TV SCREENS? YOU ARE ALL PATHETIC. THERE IS SOO MUCH GIBBERISH ON TV. YOUVE ALL WATCHED TV SOO MUCH THAT AUTOMATICALLY YOUR MINDS BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEEMJ STILL LIVES ONLONG LIVE THE KING OF POP!

  58. HE DIED. LET HIM RESTTHE MEDIA DIDNT LET HIM LIVE HIS LIFE BECAUSE THEY WERE ONTO HIM 24/7. NO ONE WOULD WANT CAMERAS ONTO YOUR EVERY MOVE WOULD ANY OF YOU!? (NO I DIDNT THINK SO EITHER) HE WAS PROVEN NOT GUILTY AND THATS THE LAW. NONE OF US WERE IN MICHEALS HOUSE TO WITNESS ANY UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES GOING ON. SO STOP ACCUSING HIM OF SHIT THAT NEVER EVEN TOOK PLACE AND IF YOU WERNT THERE TO WITNESS IT. COMEBACK UNTIL YOU HAVE A SIGNIFICANT AMONT OF EVIDENCE TO PROVE IT IF YOU CAN.SO PLEASE JUST LEAVE MJ ALONE. DONT YOU ILL-MINDED PEOPLE HAVE A HEART?

  59. I WOULD ASK MR. RUPERT TO DISCUSS ISSUES HE IS MORE CONVERSANT WITH AND LEAVE MJ TO REST IN PEACE. HAS HE NOT HEARD NOT TO MALIGN THE DEAD? "FAME" DOES MAKE SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY KNOW IT ALL.

  60. I honestly don\’t know how you dare such a nasty word about Michael he was a kind, caring, benevolent, pure soul, and the purest loving heart any man could wish for. All Michael gave to this was love and shed light in the darkest area\’s in a person who was and still is need of help within their personal situation, with all the hard work he did with this charities. Cut Michael some slack and show some respect to Michael\’s family such as his beautiful children who are deeply hurt more than you will ever imagine. Its hard enough losing their precious daddy without having to hear malicious gossip coming from a man likie yourself. You have now in all honesty have abused your status and admittedly was one of my fave actor\’s. Not anymore. I am sorry Mr. Everett i am now boycotting everything you do within the future.

  61. I never normally comment on these things but seriously, why isn\’t Rupert entitled to his opinion in the same way you are now voicing yours? Nothing he said was even that derogatory – he slated the industry as opposed to the performer. Although the press did hound MJ, he created his own living circus. Fair enough he was pushed into when he was young but there was absolutely nothing stopping him from keeping out of the spotlight as an adult. Instead he had a theme park as a home, he changed the colour of his skin and he made controversial decisions in his home – and none of these were done in secret, behind closed doors – it was all done in documentaries and in front of cameras. He put himself out there for the press and that\’s why they followed him. Everyone seems to forget that his brothers were also pushed into celebrity land at a very young age and they never did any of the outrageous things that MJ did. It\’s time people stopped treating MJ like some kind of God when ultimately he was just human being who made mistakes like the rest of us.

  62. oh very dear. I\’m not actually sure rupert was attacking MJ per-say, more the fact that the media ruin people\’s lives and being too truthful is not always a good thing. Look at Peter Andre and Katie Price. To what cost is their openess and honesty?? The thing is people are nosey and the Media just give us what we want. The Media has lots of blood on it\’s hands, Point of fact Major example Princess Diana. Sara

  63. Basically WE are all guilty and all have blood on our hands as we are the very people who read all this shite. Human beings thirsty for someone elses misery. Well done us eh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. I totally agree with Rupert, this is not an attack as the MSN media nerds claim, but merely the truth, anyone that purchased tickets for any of the 50 concerts must be totally fookin mad. The minute it was announced I knew it was a media pipe dream, if you had any ounce of brain, you would have known that Michael jackson would not have been physically able to perform 50 concerts without his face falling off !!! Get real people – The monster that is show business has claimed yet another victim, a real shame he was not at ease with himself as a gay black man ! All this coming from me & I hold "Off The Wall" as one of my favourite albums of all time – As with all things there comes a time to be at ease with yourself, your sexuality & when in the public eye – your public !!! P.S. Dearest Jackson family & hangers on, just f**ck off & do us all a favour.

  65. Big Bad Leeroy Brownwrote:sara conybeer & Lisa – Get a life, Who gives a stuff if anyone knew MJ personally or whether we are guilty ( of what I am not sure ) . These so called celebrities court the very thing they all moan about, if you put yourself out there, then expect a few comments good or bad from the media & public. The jackson family have shown their true colours by literally putting themselves out there & cashing in on their supposed loved one – Fu**ing shame on the lot of them, look to yourselves Jackson Family & Ponder on why MJ was so Fu**ed up – P.S. Latoya & Jermaine are not far behind MJ – ie – totally Fu**ed up & not in contact with the real world.1 minute ago | Delete

  66. yo yo this dick is a prick and he should be dead y dint he say this when the king was alive..he is sayin it now to get in the spot light cos no 1 nose him so go do somethig other then tryin to get in the spot light off mj u fuckin nob get a fuckin shave and then die dick head

  67. at the end of the day if papparazzi and everyone else follow celebrities and take their pictures then the celebrities should just get on with it if they do not like it then tough it was us all that made them celebrities by watching their films listening to their music etc if they dont like it then they should stop being celebrities

  68. i wish people would stop blaming being violent/a druggie/an acoholic/a peodo etc on bad childhoods and stuff it is a bunch of crap. if it was true then i should be a fucked up alcoholic but im not i am 25 with 3 kids and i work in a nursery i am also still with my partner who is the father of all my kids and we are happy. everybody has a choice in life it is your decision on what path you take for your own life so people should stop blaming their childhoods etc. so what if you had a really happy childhood and you grew up to be a thieving junkie what can those people blame it on i will tell you themselves cos it was their decision

  69. i agree with jamie ross. why ddnt he say anythng when the king was aive……………………. jelousy is a awful thing, he will never be big as mike, what i think i know if 2 thing that he has done, my best friends wedding and madonna video. How dare he. Trying to get his face in the spotlight with mj\’s death cause he cant get in the papers with his own name. LET MJ DIE IN PEACE.

  70. I like it when someone has the nerve to stand up and offer their own opinion on something, especially when it goes against the public grain. Parkinson did the same thing with Jade Goody, and I respect them both for it. At the end of it all, it\’s just an opinion that you can agree or disagree with and debate over like sensible, mature adults. Seeing some of the downright nasty comments here makes me wonder if some people understand this. You know who you are….Oh and incidentally, I think Adinda is spot on with her comment 😉

  71. how dare u talk about MJ like that hes a legend have respect the king isnt here with us and u are talking as if we dont give 1this is 1 horrible man with no heart how dare u Michael Jackson will be the biggest star u will ever be MJ rest in peace this man obviously has no heart MJ has loads of fans true fans whos been with him all the way through as me i luv him soo much this should be ashamed of himself by saying this and no one should talk like this especially when someone has died how dare he

  72. yes,every1 is entitled 2 an opinion,i agree, but some people\’s opinions are just down right nasty!if it was true about him molesting children,why on this earth was he allowed 2 keep his own 3 children?at the end of the day,Michael Jackson,apart from all his fame and fortune,was just a dad bringing up 3 beautiful children who clearly doted and loved him dearly.people should just let him rest in peace now,and not put his children through all this pain by some peoples nasty comments.Let\’s just remember Michael Jackson for all the fantastic music he made. Fiona

  73. Fame is a big part of getting to keep his children I guess. The social care system in Britain doesn\’t work properly at the best of times so I can\’t imagine the American system being any better, and who would have the nerve to challenge Michael Jackson to the right to his kids? I was just shocked at reading some of the posts here where people are abusing other bloggers.

  74. oh dear!! the micheal jackson fan-at-tiks are going to go for you Rupert Everett and they are a crazy lot!! lol!! There is no point in slagging off MJ now that he is dead and his music will always stand the test of time, but i doubt if his death will end the cult of celebrity.. Americans in particular are a funny crazy about celebs but MJ\’s mad fan base is more in Europe and Asia than the USA…

  75. judging by your comments deborah elder, it looks like the fan-at-tiks are hard at work already!! i gave my opinion about MJ\’s behavior at the trial on bet.com, and now that he has passed all i have to say about him is that he left a right mess with all the litigation flying around over the control of his children and his money.. only the music matters to me, the rest is all drama if you want to see crazynutjob fan opinions all you have to do is log onto TMZ the site that broke the news FIRST … they are all there.. crazy…

  76. I think his words are more than correct. And i\’m glad someone has finally spoke up about the things all us non celebs are sayin and not being heard. Yes it is sad that he died, but everyone seems to have forgotten about his charges. I solute u haha

  77. i dont care if its true or no, but whoz rememberz about the charges he got, i dont, others people dont, oooh, now i know, yu are one of them celebrity tht is not very famous and all they do is chatt behind smeone else behind, like the king of pop. sorry but i dont care what any one say bcoz they wouldnt like itfor someone sai smethin bout them and come one tlkin about somone especially if their died. sorrry, i dont care

  78. Everyone has their opinions, anyone can say whatever they can. He is now dead, why not leave him alone? Its already so sad, he was talked about when he was alive and he is still misunderstood and talked about even beyond the grave? Michael Jackson was a child, Peter Pan, he wanted to be a child and go back to his youth… he does not answer carefully because he knows that what he is saying is alright…he does not live in the real world in my opinion, he does not know how people like us, the public see things. He is misunderstood so much. MJ is an example of how the media, tabloids and the world in general is soo manipulative and soo prejudging. You dont know him, the media dont know him, i dont know him personally…but if you give some time, listen to his music, to his words, you will at least catch a glimpse of this amazing person. He was soo giving, too giving infact.. he was a good humanitarian, he used his fame to reach out to everyone of all races, he particularly paid attention to race and equal rights etc. why would he eat his words and be a hypocrite singing \’black or white\’? He has helped children, he loves children because he can relate to them…you can see that MJ IS ALSO A CHILD, he is childlike in many ways…he thinks it is ok to act childlike infront of millions and billions, but he never thought about the way the public viewed this…the public thinks his childlike manners etc is WIERD cos we see a child in a 50 yr old mans body…how judging are we as humans? its horrible… The media is powerful, you hear these things about his allegations and you beleive it.. we get sooo swayed by the media, they twist things, and its a shame that they still do this to many celebrities…MJ was a victim of this, he was what they wanted because his fame, money everything of him sells. WE PREJUDGE…this is what this everrett guy is doing.. the world is ugly, harsh and judgemental. MJ was too innocent to live in this world. You think he waS wierd…but actually i think he was a poor soul, normal, just because the media as portrayed this weird ‘wacko’ side of him..and u beleive all this? ummm MJ said \’before you judge me try hard to love me\’ in his song \’Childhood’. He was always proud to be a black american…his music is all based on it…he said that (quote) "The rhythms of Africans. Which is the roots of rhythm . That’s my favorite music. That’s my favorite music of the world because all music is defined from that. Africa is music. It is the origin. It is the dawn of existence. You can’t avoid that. It is in everything that is about myself." Never judge a book by its cover…the media has the power to portray an ugly portrait of him physically and mentally…and you know how much it can sway ppl…and through this, when we immediately hear about his allegations we think he is the \’type\’ to do it! because of how \’weird\’ he looks, how he speaks, how he is childlike and how he acts. MJ has his downfalls…which i think he never lived in the real world… you may ask the question how would i know if i dont know him? When u take time to understand someone and reach beneath the surface you will understand, this is why he has billions of fans. I dont know him fully i must admit. But i know for sure he was a good sensitive kind caring man, because it is evident not only his lyrics in his music, but also the incredible amount of money he gave to help children and ppl of all races. He set up his own charity, he tried to use as much of his fame to make the world a better place…he tried so much, he gave so much time to them,..do the media stress this out? – no. He is the only celeb who has ever given so much to charity. He had vitiligo and lupus… dont know if it is true, but i personally think yes.. he was always so selfconcious of how he looked like, his father used to take the piss of his nose, and teenage skin.. that really lowered his self esteem. This is probably why he was shy away from the stage but when he performed on stage he oozed out confidence and command. Sometimes you have to use basic common sense when given the information. You can sometimes TELL, Just don’t look from the surface. Everything has a reason…and we should never view the surface but look deeper. You dont have to but it just shows how ugly and shallow ppl can be when they dont. Its just horrible to judge someone before knowing them…well the world is like this, and as i say MJ was in his beautiful neverland…a form of escapism for him i guess. You think that is wierd… why dont we all sypathesise for this guy…there is no proof of the allegations, neither side can win, neither the boy or MJ have enough evidence. But using my sense what i have learnt from MJ, i doubt he did it…he fought and fought for justice and for his innocence, using lots of money because thats all he had. No matter how much he fought his reputation would still be tarnished, whether he won or not, because ppl have their own opinions of him. Its simple- He did so much for children, wrote so much songs for children, gave so much time and money for children..and then errrrrrr hurt one? umm…….all that and wreck his career? Money is evil as MJ says, ppl want his money, it might not be true but most likely because he was michael jackson. He also faced so much brutality from police physically and mentally- did u know this by reading tabloids?? because the police and the public labellled him already as a pedophile. Everett you are not praised by giving ur opinion of MJ because you dont know the situation, we all dont, u didnt even give time to understand him…no one infact should say or speak about someone negatively etc. WHEN YOU DONT HAVE ANY PROOF OF WHAT THE TRUTH WAS…everett took it in that those allegations were true – (there is no proof) and therefore commented on them as if they were true. Now tht Mj is gone the public are reminded of his stunning music and his genius in vocals, dance, performance and in music video. BECAUSE THIS WAS A FACT, THERE IS NO DOUBT BOUT THAT….that is why we celebrate this aspect of him. So why question and talk negatively about his allegations and the way his private life is perceived? THIS MAY BE UNTRUE OR FALSE? SO NO PRAISE FOR YOU EVERETT COS WHAT U SAYING MAY NOT BE TRUE, cos u dont know the situation properly. WE ONLY REACT TO THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH IS ,IS THAT MJ WAS TRULY A MUSICAL GENIUS… its too obvious and noticeable that no one can ever doubt this. We are not saying he is great because he is dead or that we follow the crowd..Michael jackson was a CHILD PRODIGY when he was young and turned a genius. He could manipulate his voice like no other… he beatboxes…yes he does! He can roll his tongue when he sings….check it out at the end of the song \’Remember the time\’ he does it twice…sooo subtle but who has ever picked up on this? His music is very african based but adds his own touches to turn something into DISCO/ROCK/POP/SOUL/R&B and so on- \’Dont stop till you get enough DEMO\’ shows this in the marracas, drums etc.. Michael Jackson was inspired by entertainers liike Fred Astaire and James Brown….but they dance very differently! Michael Jackson can do ballads/rock/ r&b/pop/ soul and any genre with his sweet voice. He has a wide range…and omg junior MJ sings incredibly, children now sing like him when he was small..but he was in the 60s and 70s! MJ was ahead of his time. The video thriller – timeless masterpeice and \’SCREAM\’- can you believe that was in the early 90s?? A Quote from Babyface: "When God gave out talent he gave it all to Michael Jackson". Michael jackson never fitted into the world really…he was just there to entertain and provide magic and escapism to his audience. I\’m glad he had extroadinary and successful career cos he worked bloody hard for it, it was i guess what he was here for, and attached with this incredible talent was the spotlight, was the media/news, and billions of faces and good and bad opinions/perceptions of him.

  79. i have to agree with isabella that actor i have so forgotten his he has a massive sick mind i mean what has micheal jackson ever done to him nothing so why go along and kill somewone for no reason bye everyone

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