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people on twitter saying he is dead...?
Although I'm watching it all pop up on my twitter feed, if he does turn out to have passed away I feel like I've almost watched him go.
"1. BURN IN HELL PEDOPHILE!
Posted at 5:42PM on Jun 25th 2009 by jbob"
fucking hell. the people in this world.
Some tosser's probably just seen his waxwork in Madame Tussaud's fall over or something
But are quoting TMZ as source.
saying he's dead at the moment is TMZ. Not buying it just yet.
Hey, maybe this should be in the conspiracy thread.
And Farrah I reckon.
get your act together you useless bunch, was no one else awake?
but can't see TMZ coming out with it if its false, it'd be commercial suicide for them.
all sources are saying he is but no press conference yet.
Some day - both Swells and MJ.
Was a true hero of mine growing up. Really sad to hear this news.
Very sad news.
I predicted it in March when all those O2 dates were announced. As if he could have ever done that.
sad sad stuff.
I was alot more upset when James Brown died! Everyone at work is going insane! It was clear that he was pushing himself doing such a massive tour, I thought this might happen myself.
Damn I'm a cynic
I know people will say that it never got to court - it didn't get to court because he bought off the family of the child involved. If you're willing to buy someone off to avoid going to court then you don't mind looking at least a little guilty of the crime to save looking even more guilty in court. If you're willing to look at least a little guilty of child molestation then there's something far wrong going on there.
It's the same story with Tupac whatsisface - people idolise this fella and he was convicted of rape!
Shouldn't someone's artistic and cultural endeavours be rendered null and void when they have committed such atrocities?
I'm not sure
of something so heinous though? It's not like paying some ned scumbag off after beating him up in the street.
"Shouldn't someone's artistic and cultural endeavours be rendered null and void when they have committed such atrocities?"
It's an interesting point for debate, and I'm sure we'll see it played out many times over the coming days. I'm actually inclined to suggest that they shouldn't be ruled out, personally.
So what if he paid the family off? If you were a parent whose child had been molested wouldn't you want the perpetrator convicted of doing so rather than taking a load of money. And it's not like he ran off out of the country, like Roman Polanski did.
And it's nothing like Tupac because one was convicted and the other one wasn't!
risk of being convicted. If he was innocent of the charges Michael Jackson's lawyers would have made sure there wasn't a miscarriage of justice. If he had been found innocent of it back then I wouldn't be considering all that right now. But the fact is he made sure he wouldn't be found innocent or guilty so to me there are serious doubts.
then at least question. Was 'Ben' really about a rat for example?