Saturday, July 4, 2009

The sexual inappropriateness of Michael Jackson

This is not an entry I want to write, but since I was molested as a child, twice with considerable damage, and other times with gestures of such short duration I was able to protect myself from that person I feel that I am one who should address sexual inappropriateness in entertainers like Michael Jackson. I would refer you to one performance of Jackson's in particular, the one football Superbowl performance in which he danced around the stage with a large group of children. During this performance he made the gesture of touching his crotch over and over, to the point that even a fan like Oprah Winfrey interviewed him after, and asked about this gesture, and said she didn't get it. I would say she was trying to say she did not get why this was necessary, obviously disturbed by it, as I was and I am sure others were, too. Michael acted embarrassed by her asking him such a thing, but this gesture did not disappear form his performances until he had been charged with child molesting.
I thought right then and there that was what was so unfortunate about him making sexually inappropriate gestures in his very performances including children so they could not possibly be said to be for adults only, was that Michael got away with something and set a precedent that made such a gesture all right for other entertainers to make targeting teen audiences. He was so rich and successful it took quite a while for the public to react, but react enough people did, so that his illustrious career eventually became forever tarnished, not just from that, but from the accusations that surfaced that Michael was guilty of sexual inappropriateness in other ways. I did not think that Michael would have performed the way he did that night, if he had accepted what lines he could not cross. I thought when he became very wealthy and famous, he became like a spoiled child who stubbornly refuses to be discplined any more. He would not listen to other people's ideas of what was appropriate and pay heed. To me this is how a sexual offender evolves, by getting away with what he does, which is why I had to write this entry.
There are so many aspects of Michael's history I could talk about, but I am not going to go further. I feel that his problems are being addressed by many analysts who will be fair. They will recognize his talent and accomplishments but they will not shirk their responsibilities to the public when it comes to inappropriate behavior with children. They will raise all the right questions. I just have to stand beside them as willing to add my impressions to theirs. We all have to take some responsibility for seeing that our children are not sent the wrong message.

3 comments:

Amrita said...

I absolutely agree with you Gerry

Connie said...

I couldn't agree more...

Sayit-baldys said...

GERRY, SURE, MICHAEL JACKSON WAS WRONG.
PERHAPS SELF GRATIFICATION. MAYBE A FORM OF SEX EDUCATION. HE WAS PROBABLY MORE ATTRACTED TO LITTLE BOYS THAN GIRLS.

IT MAKES NO SENSE FOR YOUNG OR OLDER TO BECOME ADDICTED TO SUCH AS THIS.

REMEMBER WHEN LITTLE GIRLS SQUEALED WHEN FRANK SINATRA WAS PERFORMING. YOU MAY NOT BE OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER. FRANK BECAME CORRUPT WITH THE MUSIC MAFIA. PLACED MUSIC MACHINES IN BUSINESSES AND SHARED FEW OF YHE COINS. I SAW THIS FIRST HAND AT BUS STOPS. DROVE FOR GREYHOUND 32 YEARS.

I DO NOT LISTEN TO MICHAEL JACKSON'S MUSIC. ARE PEOPLE PEER PRESSURE ADDICTED OR IS THE MUSIC REALLY GOOD ?

I DID LIKE ELVIS THOUGH. sam


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