Is it okay to still be a Michael Jackson fan?


Throughout most of his adult life, Michael Jackson was plagued by allegations of molestation and child abuse. Somehow though, his reputation as the King of Pop remained intact. Now, 10 years after his death a new documentary has shed light on the disturbing details surrounding Jackson’s ‘friendship’ with young boys. Radio stations in Canada have stopped playing MJ’s music and TV shows like The Simpsons have pulled their episodes featuring him. LiveTribers, should Michael Jackson’s music be banned much like R Kelly’s has been? Is there a point since he isn’t here to defend himself? What are your thoughts on the issue?

Posted by on 12 Mar 2019

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    Lolita

    How can we condemn someone, when they’re unable to defend themselves? Why is it that we listen to a minority, when the majority of people feel differently? I, for one, will always be a fan and listen to Michael Jackson!!

    Posted by Lolita on 25 Apr 2019

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    Narelle

    I have always loved his music. He is not here now to defend himself. Why do these things always surface in the worst way, after we are gone. Why are people coming forward now and the maid should have come forward a long time ago, no matter what the risk, if it was for a child. Each to their own, I will still listen to his music.

    Posted by Narelle on 02 Apr 2019

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    Shaun

    It is ok to still be a fan, it’s suspicious that the allocations have emerged after he isn’t around to defend himself. I can’t say for sure if these men were abused by the pop icon or not. In my opinion if it were true they wouldn’t have waited 10 years to come out with these allegations. His music is awesome reguarsless and to those radio station that no longer play his music because of this I say F**k you.

    Posted by Shaun on 29 Mar 2019

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    Andrew

    Of course it's okay to still be a fan, the man went to court and was proven innocent. Now that he is dead and there are new allegations it's just a matter of opinion, if it's going to impact you that much then do some research and decide for yourself whether he did or didn't do it. In my limited research I'm leaning towards - he didn't do it - he was chemically castrated as a child so his body wouldn't produce testosterone and deepen his voice, his children weren't conceived through intimacy, he had the maturity of a 10 yr old, and one of the guy's making allegations testified on MJs behalf when he was in his 20s and is now having career problems and alleged financial issues. All I'm saying is if it matters to you then do some research.

    Posted by Andrew on 18 Mar 2019

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    Melanie

    No people should not be excused because they have a special talent

    Posted by Melanie on 18 Mar 2019

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    Shaun

    No people should not be excused for their crimes even in death. But when you have been proven Imocent in life, why should anyone have the right to say otherwise without non circumstantial evidence. The entire recent case has been build on word of mouth testimonies.

    Posted by Shaun on 29 Mar 2019

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    Oma

    NO! You wiped Rolf Harris, now wipe Michael Jackson too.

    Posted by Oma on 17 Mar 2019

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    Ulysses

    I'm really sitting on the fence. Part of me is saying, he's dead, he can't defend himself, part of me is saying he paid off the 1st kid/s who accused him of abuse ... to me that seems like admitting guilt. I like his music, but have never paid for any of it. There is no doubt that his musical talent is right up there with the best. I really don't know what radio stations should do ...... my local radio station has decided to keep playing his music ... I won't be stopping listening to them because of that. If he was still alive and could defend himself, my attitude might be different.

    Posted by Ulysses on 17 Mar 2019

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    Bob

    His earlier music (prior Wack Jacko) was good. The denial of his skin colour and plastic surgery only tells me that he had also been involved in luring kids into his net. What was done from there on, will always be a mystery as people have been paid off to shut up. Yet showing another admission of guilt. Like it or not, he became a questionable person that should be forgotten about.

    Posted by Bob on 17 Mar 2019

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    Gilgamesh

    He's DEAD for over 10 years, it's to late to do anything about it now. He had some nice songs, but I'm not a fan of his. I have never payed for any of his stuff and never will, if it's on the radio I may or may not listen to it.

    Posted by Gilgamesh on 17 Mar 2019

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    suntime

    Since "fan" is short for "fanatic" and "fanatic' means obsessed close to lunacy I don't think it matters much either way. It was always quite obvious what Michael Jackson was up to with children and it never bothered his fanatics while he was alive. The only people that disclosure now bothers is those who are still making money from his work

    Posted by suntime on 17 Mar 2019

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    Ramesh

    yes its up to ones interest to be a fan of a legend superstar of all the time. He ois also an hardworking man with his extra ordinary talent on singing and dancing.So everyone can be his fan in todays generation too.

    Posted by Ramesh on 17 Mar 2019

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    halolion

    His music is everything and I will always be a fan. What he does in private does not concern me

    Posted by halolion on 17 Mar 2019

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    Bob

    What about his morals. Surely you would want to include the bigger picture of someone and not ignore his personal but not private doings

    Posted by Bob on 17 Mar 2019

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    Natasha

    It is important not to support anyone who has sexually abused children, regardless of if they are living or dead. His estate would still benefit from royalties earned and it is undeserved. People should not be merely observers, but actively show this behaviour is unacceptable by not listening to Michael Jackson's music.

    Posted by Natasha on 17 Mar 2019

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    lilisasha

    Yes of course!

    Posted by lilisasha on 17 Mar 2019

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    WILOLANE

    YES..... where were these people while he was alive? Totally a money grab when he is not here to defend himself. He was a genius!

    Posted by WILOLANE on 17 Mar 2019

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    Tony

    I have never been an MJ fan especially after the baby out the window incident. All of his music and videos should be struck from the records of all radio stations etc just like those of Kelly and Rolf Harris. It is quite obvious that he was a hard core paedophile and should be recognised as one. e.

    Posted by Tony on 17 Mar 2019

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    super88

    I never was a big fan. Maybe that is why I can listen to the music without thinking about the man. There are plenty of high profile people including entertainers , sports people etc. who’s skills are admirable , but I wouldn’t choose them as a friend.

    Posted by super88 on 17 Mar 2019

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    Marta

    Why dd all these people wait until he was dead and could no longer defend himself?

    Posted by Marta on 16 Mar 2019

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    Moongold

    Because, as the victims clearly explained, of the extreme power MJ had and fearing the hate they would encounter from the many fans he had. They were firstly very young (did you know how to handle and respond to the many life problems that came to you at that age?) and secondly, they also had FAMILY who they naturally needed to protect as far as they were able, as they got older. It's called being human and confused by an obviously extreme, pressured and threatening situation - and when 7 or 11 years old of COURSE they wouldn't know what exactly to do

    Posted by Moongold on 17 Mar 2019

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    Mohan

    His music was brilliant.He was a very disturbed man due to his upbringing.He has been dead for ten years.Allegations brought while he was alive were not proved.The people who worked around him,had there time to say what they are now saying,but didn’t.

    Posted by Mohan on 16 Mar 2019

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    Little_lee

    Of course , the older generation still listen to Elvis and he died

    Posted by Little_lee on 16 Mar 2019

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    Fiona

    He was a brilliant musician, but a deeply disturbed individual. I see no point in bringing this all to light ten years after his death.

    Posted by Fiona on 16 Mar 2019

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    Trolldoll

    Yes I agree. He is not here to defend himself. Why wasn't this not added to the charges that were presented when he was in court. If they wanted to put him away, this might have been the to send him to jail. Yes i am a fan and will cintinue to listen and watch him whenever i can.

    Posted by Trolldoll on 16 Mar 2019

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    marianrose

    Totally agree with you.

    Posted by marianrose on 16 Mar 2019

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    leah

    Hello there, my thoughts exactly Fiona. Why now.

    Posted by leah on 16 Mar 2019

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    FijiCharlie

    Oh dear, sensationalism .. . who is making money at MJ's expense? No-one seems to mind doing that do they? Make your own music and create your own fame at your own expense. What a bunch of losers and they are at every corner to grab at your pockets! ! ! Listen to the lyrics of MJ;s songs and you may learn something whether you are black or white . . . . .

    Posted by FijiCharlie on 16 Mar 2019

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    Rashneet

    If there is any truth to the current information it should have been brought to light while he was alive and able to defend himself. For radio stations and tv shows to pull things with him in them is yet another example of idiots making choices simply to cover their own arse IN CASE someone MIGHT take offense. Grow up people. Enjoy his music as it really is good and leave possibilities right there......as possibilities.. NOT FACT.

    Posted by Rashneet on 15 Mar 2019

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    ollady

    Agree ...a Brilliant musician.....

    Posted by ollady on 16 Mar 2019

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    tpw1961

    If there is any truth to the current information it should have been brought to light while he was alive and able to defend himself. For radio stations and tv shows to pull things with him in them is yet another example of idiots making choices simply to cover their own arse IN CASE someone MIGHT take offense. Grow up people. Enjoy his music as it really is good and leave possibilities right there......as possibilities.. NOT FACT.

    Posted by tpw1961 on 15 Mar 2019

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    Debsy

    Definitely. He was a monster

    Posted by Debsy on 15 Mar 2019

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    Chiquitita

    Luv you Michael still a fan and I don’t believe a word they say about molestation allegations against you, cause I know in my heart you love children as I love my kids and their friends. R.I.P and god bless your family

    Posted by Chiquitita on 15 Mar 2019

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    Kitty000

    I separate his music from his personal life. He may have been a great musician, however I'm not so sure of the kind of person he was

    Posted by Kitty000 on 15 Mar 2019

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    bernard

    why leave this information for so long after his death ----- is it true information or is it released and false or exaggerated because the story will be rewarded with a large financial reward

    Posted by bernard on 15 Mar 2019

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    Cheryl

    Yes, his music and legendary talent is separate from his personal life. R.I.P

    Posted by Cheryl on 15 Mar 2019

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    Likeable

    I was never a fan of his however a lot of people are. I believe he had an enormous talent and you have to divide the talent side and the personal side. This means his music should survive. We do not know the full story on this as he is not alive to defend himself. Also I wonder how many people out there in the world who were geniuses in their field had done the same?

    Posted by Likeable on 15 Mar 2019

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    simmy1978

    Will never stop being a fan of his music.

    Posted by simmy1978 on 15 Mar 2019

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    vinny3912

    never liked him or his music so dosnt worry me at all cos i was never a fan anyway.

    Posted by vinny3912 on 15 Mar 2019

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    vivian

    I will always be a fan of his music and entertainment, he was very unique as an entertainer.

    Posted by vivian on 15 Mar 2019

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    esoxlucius

    Of course it is still OK to be a fan. His music and dancing were, and still are great. It is quite probable he did do what has been attributed to him, BUT unless he comes back from the dead to defend himself, let it all go. Maybe those boys told lies, it cannot be proved or disproved.

    Posted by esoxlucius on 15 Mar 2019

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    absy

    defend himself hes a peddo justice is the lords

    Posted by absy on 17 Mar 2019

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    Beverley

    I now believe he did molest those boys however that doesn’t change the fact that he was a creative person. His dancing was second to none and his concerts were superb. I believe he was a lonely person who had issues with relating to people. That doesn’t excuse his behaviour but children accepted him where adults did not.

    Posted by Beverley on 15 Mar 2019

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    Moongold

    And so he took advantage of them in return and wrecked them emotionally, possibly for life. Yep, typical paedophilia.

    Posted by Moongold on 17 Mar 2019

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    Osama

    Yes his music still lives

    Posted by Osama on 15 Mar 2019

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    christina

    I never was a big fan and even less so now ..it is a very sad story......

    Posted by christina on 15 Mar 2019

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    hardbags

    yes it’s ok to be an MJ fan. These accussations have come far too late after many many years of deceit. Even if they are true they leave no impression on the music itself, Michael himself was always suss but the music has been around too long to be tainted, long live Billie Jean!

    Posted by hardbags on 15 Mar 2019

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    SILVANA

    I am over the hypocrisy of these comments - the man is dead - do we believe these two characters now or are we more intrigued with all the money their financial advisors are going to make out of this. People wake up to yourselves - Michael is dead - he was brilliant but I believe if these stories are true and I maybe naive but I believe greed is the sole factor in this case. He was brought up by the JWs and so was Prince. In regards to Pell and the catholic church there is one factor here and that is are all these priests gay (does the fact that they can't have a normal life and give their sole to the church the sole reason) Maybe the catholicism has to change with the times and let these priests become involved and what about nuns - should this also be looked at. I have no answers but I wonder if parents are responsible. The answer will never be clear and unfortunately we are not perfect and thank God for that. Our children should be protected and sometimes that means from their own parents.

    Posted by SILVANA on 15 Mar 2019

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    Ulysses

    Not sure on M.J. stuff .... I'm heterosexual, and I'm really pissed off on your comment about all priests being gay. There is nothing wrong with being gay, ... heterosexual / homosexual people have sex with consenting adults, they DO NOT VIOLATE CHILDREN. People that do this are pedophiles ... they have a different sexual preference to heterosexuals and homosexuals, who have sex with other consenting adults of the same sexual preference. Pedophiles use children for their sexual gratification, unconsenting under age CHILDREN. PLEASE DO NOT LUMP homosexuality in with any church, or with having sex with children.

    Posted by Ulysses on 15 Mar 2019

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    Helen

    I think out of respect for all the living survivors of sexual assault I will not be listening to Jackson music anymore! He may have been an acceptional performer but nothing justifies his systematic and profound abuse of so many victims. I am very sad for those who suffered at his abuse including the parents who are now consumed with guilt over not protecting their children! May they find peace through exposing the truth. As painful it was to watch Leaving Neverland I forced myself to and I found the witnesses to be very credible and incredibly brave!

    Posted by Helen on 15 Mar 2019

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    Winifred

    I think it's still okay to be a Micheal Jackson fan. He became a singer which is what put him out there for the world to see and that's how we all became to know him. We saw him for the great music he made and what he achieved over all those years. He's dead now, so what's the point of anything else? If you loved him for his great music and what he achieved, then that's how he should be remembered.

    Posted by Winifred on 15 Mar 2019

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    Brian

    No, his music should be pulled and all references of him should be deleted.

    Posted by Brian on 15 Mar 2019

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    coaster

    There have been a number of allegations against Michael Jackson over the years when he was alive with payoffs etc.made to keep everything quiet. I think where there is smoke there is fire. Parents must have known something was off but took the money and lifestyle he offered. Sometimes it takes years and years for the now adults to say anything and speak up. As for still being a fan. No, that I cannot be. I like his music but will I play or listen to it, I doubt it. Musicveg asks if people will stop supporting that Church. The statistics in Ireland for instance have turned well against the actual institution of the catholic church albeit not the religion. This is happening world wide against a number of these churches, sporting institutions, etc. Although some clergy are facing court their punishment seems to be nil to 6 years maximum but serving much less. This is not good enough. Cardinal Pell was found guilty this week and yet the judge said he was a man of good character. WHAT!!!!. The poor man who finally came out and spoke up was basically ignored in the whole scenario. Again Pell has a history of allegations which have been white washed it seems to me. The clergy have very good legal representation as did Michael. Times have changed and people are being educated that what these people do to them as young children is wrong and not their fault. These perpetrators are very good manipulators and children are very vulnerable. If anyone wants to be an MJ fan that is up to them and their conscience. Many will not believe the allegations even if they were hit with the facts full on.

    Posted by coaster on 15 Mar 2019

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    musicveg

    Put it this way if priests are getting accused of molesting children are you going to stop supporting that church? How many politicians have been accused of many wrongs and are still in parliament? How many other celebrities are accused of things but eventually people forget? I feel sorry for the Jackson family having to go through it all again. I have my doubts with whether the two guys on the film are telling the truth or trying to get money I also have my doubts whether MJ is innocent too, but I still blame the parents for letting their children stay the night with MJ, if they never let them stay then we would no that nothing happened.

    Posted by musicveg on 15 Mar 2019

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    SYDNEYGAL1

    The guy was a freak. Anyone who touches children in that way should be strung up by their ..... and then castrated. So my answer to the question is absolutely Not! Why would you.

    Posted by SYDNEYGAL1 on 14 Mar 2019

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    Christopher

    Its still all ready to like michael jackson most of the world are liers

    Posted by Christopher on 14 Mar 2019

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    Angienaba

    Yeh it is still okay to be a Michael Jackson fan. He has some great songs

    Posted by Angienaba on 14 Mar 2019

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    flowerpot

    I don't like his music or who he was and no, he was a grub.

    Posted by flowerpot on 14 Mar 2019

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    Moongold

    Who would WANT to be? His music is established but let's face reality: in his personal life he was a devious, deceiving paedophile who for many years GREATLY damaged many innocent young children's lives. That's not only sickening and vile, but it is called a CRIME in our society - yet it was turned a blind eye against for all the years he was committing it. As the maid said, celebrities, very wrongly, blind people so much with infatuation they can't or don't want to believe the truth when it comes home to them. That's how effective his deception was, and it was made SO easy with all the MONEY he made. Very sad.

    Posted by Moongold on 14 Mar 2019

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    Margaret

    I like his music. Always will. The music is separate from the man, and I am not so sure that the new documentary is actually all that truthful. Too many changes of mind from too many people. Facts are facts, they do not change over the years

    Posted by Margaret on 14 Mar 2019

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    Moongold

    You need to get a better and deeper understanding of how a child reacts in such pressured and highly emotional (and especially, secretive) circumstances. The men didn't lie, and this was very obvious to anyone who understands and knows what perverted sick individuals can do to children's minds.

    Posted by Moongold on 14 Mar 2019

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    Babakazoo

    he led a troubled life, but was a pure genius when it came to music. There is no reason to stop listening to his music because of this new documentary. The claims in the documentary are a bit dubious... why defend Michael Jackson through the previous allegations, and even testify in his defense in court - then wait 10 years after his death to say 'Wait, I suddenly remembered that these things did happen'. Wade Robsons claims have been thrown out of court a few times now when he has tried to sue the estate and other businesses related to Jackson, so now I guess this film is his last resort to get money & resurrect his career. The claims can't be proven, and Jackson is no longer here to defend himself - so I don't think radio stations and the general public should stop playing his music

    Posted by Babakazoo on 14 Mar 2019

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    Moongold

    They were frightened, very young children, caught under the threat Jackson provided - advised by him to have VERY serious consequences if they spoke out at that time. That is VERY different to an adult who at last gets enough courage to speak out! You need to realise the power Jackson had, over these children, unfortunately, and everyone else. Sadly, a very SICK individual. People should start sympathising with those who suffered because of him - how would you like this to have happened to your child? Or baby sister or brother? Take off the rose-coloureds, people, and come down to reality.

    Posted by Moongold on 14 Mar 2019

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    Heckel

    Never liked him but each to there own Is personal choice They should let him RIP now he is not here to defend himself

    Posted by Heckel on 14 Mar 2019

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    Paula

    I'm not about to toss my CD's away. I felt very sorry for Michael Jackson as he had a sad childhood. He did some very odd things such as sleep with children, but he was quite open about it. He has now been accused by people who have all denied anything inappropriate went on, 3 swore under oath and one denied it to his mother twice, once when he was 21 years old. So the 3 of them either lied previously or are lying now. So they are liars either way, and can you believe a liar? If we decide will won't ever play his music again do we also burn books written by perverts, or destroy art painted by dirty old men? Where does it stop? When we become just like the Nazi's burning anything we don't like or agree with? He was never found guilty of anything and we are all free to make up our own minds and either chose to listen to his music or not. Let's hope people become more aware of who their children are with and what they are doing. My parents told me when I was a child not to trust anyone and not to be alone with them, not even family. I passed the same message on to my children.

    Posted by Paula on 14 Mar 2019

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    Maggie45

    He was born in Gary Indiana where my two younger brothers were born and he came from a very talented family. I do not believe any of the allegations against him, all the false accusers wanted was to extort money from him, shame shame to those people. Michael was eccentric but no more than that. I will always listen to his music and I still hear his music on radio stations in Australia. God bless Michael you will always be a legend to me

    Posted by Maggie45 on 14 Mar 2019

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    Nards

    Yes, he is innocent. People only come forward to accuse him, when there is money on the table

    Posted by Nards on 14 Mar 2019

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    Eileen

    REALLY ? He was accused by so many and during his lifetime but they were bullied, threatened and too scared just like so many other victims of sexual abuse by celebrities and other people in power. Children are defenceless and Jackson and his Family ensured their money and fame kept the victims from speaking out or going to court.

    Posted by Eileen on 15 Mar 2019

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    Barry

    I suppose you go with what your conscience tells you

    Posted by Barry on 14 Mar 2019

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    Helen

    He was the greatest

    Posted by Helen on 14 Mar 2019

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    Brody

    If you like a song it isn't a sin to play it.

    Posted by Brody on 14 Mar 2019

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    Charan

    I think yes. You can be a fan of a persons talents and gifts. However, that doesn’t mean you like his bad qualities as well. Everyone has the capability to be good and bad inside. Summary- He was a fantastic entertainer! No doubt! What he did in his own time behind closed doors..... Questionable....

    Posted by Charan on 14 Mar 2019

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    zura

    I've never been his fan and no going to be

    Posted by zura on 14 Mar 2019

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    Eileen

    It's like saying are you still a Catholic after Cardinal Pell's disgusting behaviour and the Catholic Church's atrocious record of child abuse which has gone unchallenged for hundreds of years. If you can still listen to Michael Jackson's music without a shudder or stirring your conscience then go ahead. It is your own decision

    Posted by Eileen on 14 Mar 2019

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    Bronwin

    i like his music but not the man. it is up to the individual to decide if they will listen to his music.

    Posted by Bronwin on 14 Mar 2019

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    Tonyporritt

    No way. He should be forgotten by everyone.

    Posted by Tonyporritt on 14 Mar 2019

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    Reef Mars Bar

    No, never was due to the "rumours" that had been flying around about him from an early age.

    Posted by Reef Mars Bar on 14 Mar 2019

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    Gagan

    He was such a good musiciaw

    Posted by Gagan on 13 Mar 2019

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    kezza

    I will stiill listen to and play his music. He was a musical genius

    Posted by kezza on 13 Mar 2019

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    Ursula

    People should distinguish between the artist and the art.

    Posted by Ursula on 13 Mar 2019

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    Sandra

    how can you believe these two people seeing how they already said nothing happened when Michael Jackson was alive. So now they are saying that they lied under oath. they had the chance to tell the truth while he was alive to defend his self so personally I think the media should stop chasing this story and let him rest in peace and the radio station should play his music as he was a great artist. Also these guy should not be entitled to a cent from is estate seeing how they committed perjury.

    Posted by Sandra on 13 Mar 2019

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    Eileen

    So child abuse and rape of children by paedophiles doesn't exist because as children they are too defenceless or too innocent to know what is happening and what they can do? That is the most horrible excuse for perverted behaviour of children by an adult in power that I have ever heard. Just look at how many child victims never speak up because they are too afraid or didn't know who to speak out to until they are adults. It is because people like you would call them liars.

    Posted by Eileen on 14 Mar 2019

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    Barry

    YOU CAN'T FORGET HIS TALENT. MANY ARTISTS HAVE FAILURES IN THEIR LIFE CHOICES. IN MOST CASES THEIR LIVES ARE SHORT BECAUSE OF THEIR EXCESSES; DRUGS, ALCOHOL,AIDS. WE KNOW THE STAYERS, THEY ARE STILL HERE. MICHAEL'S "THRILLER'ON VINYL' IS A FAVOURITE.

    Posted by Barry on 13 Mar 2019

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    SILVANA

    What is confusing is these two characters who look ill have they had a lie detector test and why no is money the issue I think so

    Posted by SILVANA on 13 Mar 2019

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    Noels1968

    I was a fan when he was alive and I will be a fan until the day I die! I don't know what he did or didn't do, and really neither does anyone else, (except himself and his victims if they are real or not). I live in a glass house, I can not throw stones! So neither should anyone else.

    Posted by Noels1968 on 13 Mar 2019

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    marli

    I enjoyed Michael's music and his showmanship. I liked his fantastic rhythm. What he did to face was a puzzle. He obviously had mental issues about his appearance and that should have sent alarm bells ringing in the heads of the parents who allowed their children to go to Neverland. The children felt special. The parents allowed their children to be subjected to unknown things. None of them complained at the time and many went to Michael's playhouse more than once. Parents are largely responsible for the grief we are now hearing about. Remember him for all the good things he did and the wonderful musician and dancer he was. Too long ago now. He can't defend himself and the story might be growing with the telling.

    Posted by marli on 13 Mar 2019

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    jaine

    Yeah I will still buy and listen to Michael's music makes me feel good,and he made a lot of Young Fan's feel good too.

    Posted by jaine on 13 Mar 2019

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    Leonie

    Michael Jackson died. If you enjoy the music and his videos then play them. If he is guilty or not he can't defend himself anymore.

    Posted by Leonie on 13 Mar 2019

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    Lisa

    You can't deny that he was a clever and entertaining man; and if you enjoy listening to his music then what is the harm, the only harm that comes from listening to music is that you might find yourself enjoy a pass memory. As far as the allegations regarding Michael Jackson and child molestation, I believe that is another matter entirely and is out of the realms that you can do anything about, because you are not one of the alleged victims, household workers, lawyers or family members. So I say enjoy the music if you enjoy Michael Jackson's music, and report to the police any molestation (or child neglect) cases occurring in your own home town

    Posted by Lisa on 13 Mar 2019

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    angrymum

    I was never a fan but some of his music was ok. I always found him weird. I do believe people will continue listening to his music. And all these allegations are nothing new. They've been going on for years. Lets not forget he got away with plenty, why, because he had lots of money.

    Posted by angrymum on 13 Mar 2019

  • [2] [2]
    Dydeeduck

    Of course it is! As they say believe nothing of what u hear half of what u see as our eyes they do deceive us. A magicians magic is not always real. If people stop listening to music then why don’t all Catholic Churches close their doors that man was convicted Michael Jackson Never Was! Just let that Sink in!

    Posted by Dydeeduck on 13 Mar 2019

  • [4] [0]
    Alexander

    Yes after all he was agreat entertainer

    Posted by Alexander on 13 Mar 2019

  • [3] [2]
    mishaman65

    Michael Jackson was a legend and it is so bad that people are putting his name down now. He loved kids and invested a lot of time and money into them because he had such a rough life growing up himself. I really dont believe that michael jackson would ever harm a child so why even 10 years after his death do people need to rubbish the mans name. If you are so bored with your life then go to the beach and swim the english channel or something but dont put a man down that just wanted to give kids a better childhood than he had.

    Posted by mishaman65 on 12 Mar 2019

  • [0] [5]
    daddymooseman

    no he was an arse bandit from way back

    Posted by daddymooseman on 12 Mar 2019

  • [4] [0]
    Brenda

    Something I found confusing was that the victim retained Michaels rings and held the and showed the audience tlike they were mere trinkets.

    Posted by Brenda on 12 Mar 2019

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    Glen46

    I have been abused, at 53, I can finally move on, I gave all my pain to Jesus Christ & forgave, if MJ did this then he will suffer, if not then leave him in peace, none of us know the truth, I will remember his music, but not him.

    Posted by Glen46 on 12 Mar 2019

  • [0] [5]
    David

    Now that his past behavior is known, definitely not,

    Posted by David on 12 Mar 2019

  • [4] [1]
    Brenda

    Did anyone else find to odd that the reason Wade revealed the abuse to his family was that his sister in law dreamt it happened .?!?!

    Posted by Brenda on 12 Mar 2019

  • [1] [2]
    Karen

    He should be put in the same space as Rolf Harris and all other child molesters. He's not special, because he was some icon. He's a filthy manipulater at least he can't hurt more.

    Posted by Karen on 12 Mar 2019

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    angrymum

    Totally agree with you. Its amazing what money can buy.

    Posted by angrymum on 13 Mar 2019

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    MARTY

    I was never a fan of his, but am aware that he was a paedophile and much proof of this has been shown by his former staff members. As much as I would agree not to condemn him further now that he is not in a position to respond to any allegations, he left a fortune behind and some of this should be available for the compensation of some of his innocent child victims.

    Posted by MARTY on 12 Mar 2019

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    Beverley

    Do not agree. Yes I now believe he did molest these children but it is too late to put him on trial for this and people lie when there is money involved. Let’s not forget that’s Macaulay Culkin still denies any abuse took place and I also believe him. No compensation should be paid when the alleged perpetrator can’t mount a defence

    Posted by Beverley on 15 Mar 2019

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    Glen46

    What he did was evil, but the familys knew & were paid millions, so what does that make them.

    Posted by Glen46 on 12 Mar 2019

  • [4] [2]
    Tess

    I watched the documentary with an open mind. Yes MJ had an unusual upbringing without a real childhood. His lifestyle was extravagant & strange to most people which made him a target. You have to remember the two men now claiming abuse have repeatedly backed him in court not only as children but as adults to be innocent of abuse. The way those two sat there fondly reminiscing how they met MJ & each alleged encounter of abuse was bizarre. Are their careers so far down the toilet they need money? It seems to be a money/fame grab. The man is dead, there has never been any real proof of abuse. Let him rest in peace & just enjoy his music.

    Posted by Tess on 12 Mar 2019

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    GeesOpinion

    Yes it is. It's extremely disrespectful to make allegations against a dead man. The same thing happened to him when he was alive and he will was innocent. Leave the king of pop alone and focus on what's important your family your children.

    Posted by GeesOpinion on 12 Mar 2019

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    Katie

    I didn't watch the documentary I didn't really want to know. But I think a lot of people knew he was crazy anyway who would name their child Blanket? He did a lot of crazy things. It's sad that people are trying to erase him now because of the documentary but I think it is still ok to like his music he was very talented.

    Posted by Katie on 12 Mar 2019

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    wendles

    I watched the documentary with an open mind and really listened. I didn't really understand how the mothers could allow young boys to stay in Michael Jackson's bedroom but he appeared to be a predator and they usually know how to get around situations when they are after an innocent soul, after all that's what happened to my sister she was abused by her uncle our late father's brother who lived next door to us and we found out that the abuse started when she was just eight years old and went on for years without us knowing and it affected all of us. I don't believe that these men that were once innocent boys are making this up or Michael Jackson's former maid that has now being able to come forward to say what she heard as what would they be getting out of it, no money, no fame a lot of people hate them. Michael Jackson's fame helped him to be able to abuse these boys, he was a great artist, incredible dancer, incredible singer and did care in his way about the world but I feel he got away with it because of his fame and fortune and having very power influential people around him.

    Posted by wendles on 12 Mar 2019

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    Glen46

    I've been abused, these boys family knew & got millions for it, a crime is a crime no matter what, in saying that, who truly knows what MJ did, we were not there.

    Posted by Glen46 on 12 Mar 2019

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    Bigbum

    love his music he is a legand

    Posted by Bigbum on 12 Mar 2019

  • [4] [1]
    socker

    It's his music not his life style that I listen. I am waiting for the rock star groupies to start claiming the they were abused.

    Posted by socker on 12 Mar 2019

  • [4] [1]
    pinkf

    Wish people would leave this alone really

    Posted by pinkf on 12 Mar 2019

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    Kevin

    What is the point of banning his music, presumably his estate still gets royalties but it's not like they would be the proceeds of crime. His fame helped facilitate his crimes, but his music wasn't a result of it. His crimes should be out there for the public to see, from what I've seen in the documentaries this was concealed by fear and greed which blinded victims and their parents. I think he was a once in a lifetime talent but his behaviour repulses me. I can seperate the two.

    Posted by Kevin on 12 Mar 2019

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    Darren

    Yes the man was a legend

    Posted by Darren on 12 Mar 2019

  • [4] [1]
    Lolita

    Fans of MJ's music is what people enjoy....what happens in his private life is just that private, his music made millions happy, we don't own anyone. ALLEGATIONS TOWARDS.A.PERSON AFTER THEY'VE.DIED, Is a grab for cash!! Keep playing MJ's music

    Posted by Lolita on 12 Mar 2019

  • [1] [1]
    angrymum

    Allegations been around for years, when he was alive. Money is what kept him out of jail.

    Posted by angrymum on 13 Mar 2019

  • [2] [2]
    Donski

    Just leave him alone, and let him rest!!

    Posted by Donski on 12 Mar 2019

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