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.


Andy said...

Michael Jackson was a pedophile whose sad, tragic life should be pitied, not adored. I am so disgusted by Michael's elevation to cultural sainthood just because he died.

He's dead and I, for one, am not sorry or sad in the least.

Cindy LaJoy said...

Pity is a good word for it. While I recognize fully that his entire life was destroyed by his parents and upbringing, how many lives did he destroy? And how quickly those who mocked him now "mourn" his death. What a fickle, fickle world those who are famous live in.