May The King Of Pop Rest In Peace
The death of Michael Jackson yesterday brought home the realization that one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever seen was no more. Even for those who would not have been enamoured by his genre of music, gerri curls hair style which transformed to straight hair over the years, his eccentric behaviour which featured accusations of sexually molesting boys, all the negatives were forgotten when Michael Jackson the performer entered onto the stage.
To explain his eccentric lifestyle away from the stage many will cite his lack of a normal childhood combined with an undesirable father. His pre-teen performances as the lead singer, afro and all of the talented Jacksons 5 have created timeless and priceless memories for many. Music lovers may feel correct in believing the world may never see another entertainer in the same mould as the multi-talented Michael Jackson. The regard held globally for Michael Jackson can be judged when at the announcement of his death yesterday afternoon media houses around the world stopped regular programming to broadcast US news feeds of his passing.
BU would be dishonest if we did not highlight our disappointment with Michael Jackson through the years concerning how he neglected to use his iconic status to speak to issues of race. Some may say that his crossover appeal accounted in large part to his popularity. The question remains, could he have done more?
Michael Jackson despite his failings which only made him human has impacted people from all across the globe in a positive way. The genre of music, pop and R&B are known to appeal to its audience for a short time. Michael Jackson’s version of pop and R&B will live on.
May the King of Pop Rest in Peace.