Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Not funny, not funny at all
Usually I think Luckovich is right on the money but in this particular case we part company. In my opinion I think it is tragic, sad and pathetic that Michael Jackson's death is bringing him more positive attention (if you can call a huge rise in sales of his music, memorabilia, etc. positive) and also more negative attention in cartoons like these. And now we all feel sorry for him, whereas before he was an object of ridicule, scorn and outright banishment. Then there's the media eclipse of the passing of both Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon.
It seems Michael attracted everything corrosive and pandering about human beings, especiallly notwithstanding his untimely death. Reminiscent of Princess Diana.
Posted by Cynthia at 5:01 PM