Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Remember this?

I know this is super late. It's yesterday's news. But I just want to say one thing before I let Michael Jackson's death dissipate like a mist:

There's no way those are his biological kids.

Half-black half-white kids look way more black. Look at Tiger Woods, Barack Obama, Halle Berry and Alisha Keyes. These kids are not half black. They don't even look a quarter black.

Which brings me to another point. How sad is it that MJ is not only the national symbol for the pinnacle of 80's pop, but also the poster-child for hating the aesthetics of his own race.

It is a tragic and broken world we live in when an adorable young man feels the need to mutilate his likeness, eradicating any residual black-features (the flatter nose, the darker skin, the curly hair), to end up looking like a wierd white lady.

That's the REAL tragedy.

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