Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Michael Jackson is a Piece of Art

A conference was held at Yale (23rd-24th Sept), to discuss Michael Jackson; it neatly sidestepped the forthcoming trial.

Eighteen intellectuals, from around the USA, popped over to Yale; to discuss all things racial, sexual and artistic relating to Michael Jackson.

The conference entitled "Regarding Michael Jackson: Performing Racial, Gender, and Sexual Difference Center Stage", concentrated on a number of aspects of Jackson's life:

  • His battle against the music industry, who wanted to portray him as tough and macho; in contrast with his wish to portray himself in a softer light.

  • His desire to change his appearance; even past photos of him are not immune from being lightened, according to Todd Gray his photographer.

  • The charges against him, and society's prejudice against gays.

  • Jackson's media image, in contrast to black rapper stereotypes.

It seems that Jackson has become, according to one attendee, "a self created piece of art".

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