Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, fashion, and philanthropy, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture.
He influenced artists across many genres, and through stage and video performances, popularized complicated dance moves such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name, and the robot. He is the most awarded music artist in history.
Maha Bhatti writes on quora:
To me, he was a bundle of contradictions. He was shy when it came to interpersonal relationships, but comfortable on stage. He was endearingly sweet, but a shrewd businessman. He seemed reserved about sex, yet exuded this intoxicating sexual energy; he dripped in jewels and ecstasy. In heart, he was maternal, but a father. He was both feminine and masculine, yin and yang: Black and white. Loved and ridiculed.
Jackson was good and troubled. He was pure, yet that purity was tainted by the tragedies he endured, the sin and dark dealings of the industry he had been subjected too, and the heartache he carried from childhood to his tragic end. He was indeed naïve in some senses, yet wise and worldly. An old soul, yet a child at heart. The alpha and the omega; the rise and the fall.
He was, quite simply, everything.
Chit chat however much you please, but one cannot deny the influence of Michael Jackson; I see pieces of him embedded in art, music, dance, fashion, film and simple acts of compassion. All we can do is appreciate the many gifts he gave us in his lifetime; the joy, the laughter and the song.
Thank you for the music. Thank you for your incomparable art. Thank you, Michael.
Here's Michael Jackson - They Don’t Care music video taken from YouTube with some of the best public comments.
It is the fifth single from Michael Jackson's album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, and was released in April 16, 1996. It is a protest song and remains one of the most controversial pieces Jackson ever composed. In the US, media scrutiny surrounding allegations of antisemitic lyrics were the catalyst for Jackson issuing multiple clarifications, an apology, defense from director Spike Lee and re-releasing the song with a new vocal featuring altered lyrics. The singer countered allegations of antisemitism, arguing that reviews had misinterpreted the context of the song, either unintentionally or deliberately.
"They Don't Care About Us" was accompanied by two music videos directed by Lee. The first was shot in two locations in Brazil, in Pelourinho, the historic city center of Salvador, and in a favela of Rio de Janeiro called Dona Marta, where the state authorities had tried to ban all production over fears the video would damage their image, the area and prospects of Rio de Janeiro staging the 2004 Olympics. Still, the residents of the area were happy to see the singer, hoping their problems would be made visible to a wider audience. The second video was shot in a prison and contained video footage of multiple references to human rights abuses.
Listen to it and let us know in the comments what you think!
Michael Jackson - They Don’t Care About Us (Brazil Version) (Official Video)
The government didn’t want him to do this videoclip, they thought it would be bad publicity to Brazil only because it shows the reality of the poverty here. But he did it anyway. Thank you Michael.
If michael was living he wouldn't let this be no, no...
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Hagamos que todos los videos de Michael Jackson lleguen a un billon, todas absolutamente todos, una por un o todas juntas, como sea , el se lo merece, se que si estuviera vivo estaria orgulloso de nosotros sus moons. Mas bien lo esta desde el paraiso...