Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Humourless One

Michael Jackson is currently displaying a distinct lack of humour by demanding an official apology from the editor and publisher of GQ, over the magazine publishing photos in its May issue of a Jackson double.

Jackson is also demanding that the magazines be pulled from news stands.

The magazine's offence?

In an article, "Where's Michael?", journalist Devin Friedman documents his attempts to find Jackson in Bahrain. He enlists the help of a Jackson double to illustrate his story. In one photo the double sits in a cinema, accompanied by a row of children. Another photo shows him standing in the desert wrapped in a black cover and headscarf, wearing a glittery white glove.

The GQ editor-in-chief dismissed Jackson's complaint, noting that is was obvious that the photos were satirical and that the magazine didn't have any intention to offend Jackson.

Jackson has, I would have thought, more important things to worry about and to devote his time to.

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