Media: The Albatross that MJ Can’t Escape


The word ‘albatross’ is sometimes used metaphorically to mean a psychological burden that feels like a curse.  I have to say that the albatross in the case of Michael Jackson is the media.  MJ has been gone for 4 years and he continues to wear it around his neck even in death.  When will it end?

The continuous lies that spew like venom from the same money hungry tabloids that told them when he was alive are never-ending.  The same people who spread the same stories that have been disproved over and over continue to speak in idiotic publications for the almighty buck seem to never go away and the albatross is hellbent on making MJ the villain. His accuser, Wade “has-been” Robson decided to “come clean” for his own “sanity” and speak more lies.

I have waited to write about all the hatred and untruths that have recently been in print because I felt that my words really didn’t have much meaning, since my anger has reached its peak and I am afraid I may write or say the wrong thing, hence I am leaving it to Michael to defend himself , something he rarely did in life, with the exception of his lyrics. I always found he said it best in his open letter to his many critics and I leave it with you to remember… he was a man, with feelings and a love that filled his heart.

As many of you are aware this letter was handwritten by  MJ himself during the late 1980s when he was constantly on tour and always the subject of much public ridicule and condemnation. This note was composed on hotel stationery and, complete with original spellings, grammar, and format, reads as follows:

A 1994 Open Letter from Michael Jackson to his critics:

like the old Indian proverb says do not judge a man until you’ve walked 2 moons in his moccasins.

Most people don’t know me, that is why they write such things in wich most is not true

I cry very very often because it hurts and I worry about the children all my children all over the world, I live for them.

If a man could say nothing against a character but what he can prove, history could not be written.

Animals strike, not from malice, but because they want to live, it is the same with those who criticize, they desire our blood, not our pain. But still I must achieve I must seek truth in all things. I must endure for the power I was sent forth, for the world for the children.

But have mercy, for I’ve been bleeding a long time now.”

M.J. (1997-98)

I pray this albatross leaves him and his children and let them all have some peace.


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  1. #1 by mala on July 8, 2013 - 10:30 am


  2. #2 by Melinda on July 8, 2013 - 2:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. Every bit of what your feelings are -reach all of us world wide who have loved Michael with all our hearts. He was an innocent and pure energy sent to us by God to deliver his very important words to us to save our world. I know he did save many lives through his song “We are The World”, it stopped famine for a few years in 50% of the population. IF this was not enough to make people SEE who Michael really was for the people, what chance do we have left now>??? He was a pure soul in a evil world. The evil in human nature is so much easier for the people to thrive on and the devil has their souls purely for profit. Negativity sells- and the pure withers and dies. So will this earth as Michael has tried to tell us. He was a true gift from God forever to be remembered by those who loved him. And now, even though he is gone- we will stand strong by his side. God bless his children that they survive this media crucificition!

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