contain a 'reenactment of Michael Jackson's autopsy"
A vile and disgusting proposition and one, that Discovery will have to deal with the consequences. Once, Discovery stood for quality programming .
Well, those days are clearly over .
I ask , if we allow this to happen to Michael Jackson- who will be Discovery's next Victim ?- is Discovery going to Dig up Frank Sinatra, JFK, Marilyn Monroe or Farrah Fawcett. All beloved icons - and like Michael Jackson deserve better than this nonsense.
Autopsy are a sad reality.
They are not to be used for Public Entertainment and they are certainly NOT a Spectator SPORT!
The Producers of this ill-conceived program have to live with their lack of moral compass for this decision.
And how would they like to have their own families subjected to a public viewing of their autopsy? Michael Jackson left 3 beautiful children behind, and my heart breaks, when I think of them even knowing that this kind of program exists.
Understandably, the fans are outraged !
And that is justified.
When, is Michael
Jackson going to be able to rest in peace?
But, the bigger question is WHERE are all of Michael's "celebrity" friends.
They were tripping all over each other during the televised memorial service at the Staples Center. Where the hell are they NOW?
Is this a repeat of the criminal trial against Michael -- when he was abandoned by his so-called friends?
Where THE HELL Are they?
How can they be silent - when this assault is being done to Michael's legacy?
Are they only friends with Michael - when it is fashionable and televised
or when the want to proclaim themselves the next "King of Pop"?
In my opinion, they all FAIL- there is no excuse , whatsoever for their
deafening silence in this matter.
Don't they know - that if we allow this to happen to Michael, it can happen to any celebrity? I do know- they can expect NO SUPPORT from me and many other fans - if they DO NOT STEP up their Public Support of Michael Jackson.
Every last one of them- would not have their career- if it was not for Michael , who paved the way for every last one of them .
And now, the Jacksons.
Where are they in this?
Many of them had no problem -coming on to Twitter to denounce his CD and the tracks provided by the Cascio family.
They had no problem using the media and the fans to promote their various projects, that further their own interests.
But , where are they in this?
DO they not know- that Michael's fans desperately need to see and hear from the family on this?
It is the Jacksons that have access to TV cameras and print cameras - they should be screaming their outrage infront of every Television camera, available.
Their seemingly passive approach is disturbing . Especially, since Michael gave so much to all of them and they damn well know it.
I truly , understand, they are still mourning . And I respect that. But...
I have lost 2 beloved family members , in recent years. And I know, this - I know that if that it were my beloved brother or sister. You would not be able to SHUT ME UP!
If need be, I would chain myself to the front door of Discovery Headquarters - if it would bring attention to what Discovery is doing to Michael and his legacy.
So, it is left to Michael Fans, and the estate of Michael Jackson to speak out against the vile injustice.
John Branca and John McLain put together a masterful letter to Discovery , that details publicly their outrage and demands a cancelation of the program.
Mr.Branca and Mr.McLain need to applauded for their efforts. Yes, I said it - these men, should be applauded for their fierce defense of Michael.
Their letter was reported by every major media outlet in the world.
And that is what this needs - A Public Outcry for what is being done to Michael.
See the Letter>here
And then , there are the fans - they have not been silent!
And thank god for them!
They have signed petitions, called and emailed Discovery and expressed their outrage , in every way imaginable.
So, as in 2005, once again, the fans have to be there for Michael.
And we will not stop!
If we do not do this for Michael- who will?
Michael Jackson was there for us- now, it is our turn to "pay him back" . It is our job, yet again.
Sometimes, it is heartbreaking to be a Michael Jackson fan.
But, it so necessary, because the assaults to his legacy are constant and most of them are so vile.
But, when you focus on Michael Jackson, the man, the humanitarian, the father, the icon - being a Michael Jackson fan is an amazing "job!"
When I think, of what keeps happening to Michael - I am often reminded of a sad but poignant poem.
It goes like this:
They came first for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.