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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

R.I.P Michael Jackson

Posted by: danish Ahmed 2:39 AM

Just finished watching Michael Jackson's memorial, it was once in a life-time event. The glamor and grandeur sorrounding the event seemed to commoditize death and grief but the memorial of the King of Pop could not have been a sombre affair!

Lets not forget that he was under constant pressure to perform,even until the day he died. From the time when the 5 year old wonder-kid MJ was thrushed into the entertainment industy to this date , he was always seen as an object of entertainment even if a very celebrated one. No wonder then, he was a bit strange, the world never considered or wanted him to be a normal person!

Michael Jackson's memorial will go down in history as the biggest televised event. Ordinarily i wouldn't participate in an event of this nature watching its live telecast but MJ's memorial was an exception as it reflected his greatest contribution. For the first time, millions of people from all across the globe were in unison doing the same thing. It is indeed a mighty acheivement.

Thank you Michael Jackson and Rest In Peace !

2 comments :

Khadijah said...

I think everyone needs to get over it. there are better things to be covered, like this for instance:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/07/muslim-woman-shot-germany-court

sure MJ might be a great singer, I for one, didnt grow up on his songs..but does he seriously deserves that much attention? why so much hype over a celebrity and none over the millions who die every day? this world is unfair.

danishctc said...

Thanks for the comment, i just got bit busy, so the delay :)

hmm... i did think about it before posting, there are so many angles to it that i cant decide where to begin :P but im sure you would agree that one cannot remain unmoved when watching a memorial service.

1 of the earliest memories i have of my childhood was hearing this story that MJ was the anti-Christ, the prophesied Daddjal who mesmerized people through music and misled them. Well, then i did see this man fall, get hurt probably more than you and me do and ultimately convert to Islam. More than his music or dance (im sure you would agree that his dancing skill was par excellence)it was the persona that attracted me.

It was the first time that a black man had attained such fame but for most people he was a money-spinning machine. No wonder, when the first accusations came, these were the first people to forsake him.

Maybe a lot of people are regretting for being unkind to him while he was alive and are now trying to compensate but you can keep me out of that :)

But then again,i would have no problem joining the herd! MJ's memorial was the first event that had millions of people,spread across the world, act as 1 body, even if for a few moments. No harm in becoming a part of that, right ? :)