KISS added to Michael Jackson tribute an outrage
One can only question who the Jacksons have gotten associated with again to promote what may be another ill fated attempt at pulling off a tribute concert for Michael Jackson.
Fans are now outraged once again but this time it is that the band KISS was added to the performer lineup. Issues, in fairness, are really with Gene Simmons only as he made very public and detailed statements last year regarding his belief regarding MJ’s involvement with minors.
Here is an excerpt as published on Internet sites on what Simmons stated last year following Michael’s death.
“I knew Michael,” Simmons said in 2010. “I ran into him a few times. I met him the first time before he became the superstar, when he was sort of teenager, when he was still a Jackson Five. This was in the Cher days, when Cher and I lived together.
“But as time moved on, and no matter what my fond memories and fond images of Michael were, with one allegation of pedophilia after another and another and another…Oh dear.
“I knew some of the musicians he toured with, and specifically one who quit because of seeing boys coming out of the hotel rooms. And then you factor in that his travel agent was put on the stand and in court said that she was authorized to fly to Brazil and bring boys back to America for him…”
Simmons even went on to mention the fact that he never heard of anyone, be it woman or man, who had claimed to have slept with the singer, and that it was consistently just young boys.
“There’s never been a single female of any age that I’ve ever known about who has ever made a claim that she has had a physical relationship with Michael, ever. In fact, while he was alive, I never heard about mature men ever making that claim either – and believe me, you can’t keep it a secret. If you’re a celebrity, somebody somewhere will say, ‘Oh yeah, I shagged him.
“The only sexual references ever made about Michael Jackson that were made by anyone, anywhere around the world, have always been made by kids, and specifically males usually 10 to 14 years of age; never females, that age or older, and never grown men.”
There are so many inaccuracies regarding the above statement including the minor fact that Ms. Presley (remember MJ did get married) had publicly confirmed she not only married Michael but had a normal sexual relation with him and never saw anything wrong regarding young children with Michael.
It is so easy to slag someone when they are gone but lets not forget he stood trial and was ruled ‘innocent’ of all charges. This seems to be a minor fact that Mr. Kiss forgets.
But lets not get into the merits of an aging rock star who promotes himself on reality TV and many many other avenues re: selling himself (he proudly admits to this on camera on his TV series as every possible business opportunity is exploited)….one could suggest it may have been more self promotion.
Does that, however, excuse those involved in this tribute involving such a critic of the very man they are honouring?
Now for family….what on earth were they thinking or do they have any control? Do these people know how to get into any business dealings and retain any type of control?
Now for the estate…yes you may love them or hate them but lets be honest as it stands re: MJ’s image – they seem to be the only ones to get it right. It has been reported that the estate is outraged and planning a public response. Will they now officially state no images or other property controlled by the estate will be allowed at this tribute concert.
The outrage from Randy and Jermaine seems mild re: timing now. Lets celebrate the man’s life while justice is being done but lets also have acts by people who publicly stated horrific things about the person.
We are officially now calling for this event to be p cancelled and boycotted until someone involved in hosting it can show they have an ounce of decency.
Michael would be horrified. Just let him rest in peace