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Saturday, June 18, 2011
Spotlight: Jermaine Jackson
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you know that Jermaine Jackson is penning a memoir that his "publisher promises gives a close look at the complex life of the King of Pop." You might be surprised, but I'm buying the book and I'm going to try to help promote it. This is why:
1. Jermaine Jackson has been a family member who has consistently stated that Michael was not a drug addict. Frankly, one only has to read the autopsy report to realize this is true. However, the mainstream media has, since Michael died (and of course prior to his death) has continued to perpetuate this myth. From the Larry King Live show at Neverland until now, Jermaine has remained true to the truth regarding his brother and the false stories of drug addiction.
2. From the time of Michael's death, Jermaine has maintained that Michael looked strong and healthy in the This Is It footage. This is a key element in the Conrad Murray case. Murray, as you all probably know, is now claiming that Michael was in failing health during the This Is It rehearsals, and therefore it's not fair to convict Murray for Michael's death, as there were contributing factors such as stress placed by AEG. This theory is completely ridiculous on the part of Murray. Of course he is scrambling, like he did with the self-injection/self ingestion of propofol theory. Jermaine Jackson is stating that this is false.
3. Jermaine's book is being advertised by his publisher as "a frank, but sophisticated examination of the human, not the legend, with revealing insights and no subject off limits..." I really like that this book will focus on Michael Jackson the man, the human being, and hopefully not on the sensationalism that surrounded him in life. Who better than one of his siblings, to tell the world about scenarios regarding Michael the Jacksons that nobody has heard before?
4. MuzikFactoryTwo wrote a blog a few weeks back entitled "Stacy Brown Breaks His Silence About Jermaine's Legacy Book..." In it, Brown states that the media blew the subject of Jermaine's book Legacy out of proportion, and printed lies and fabrications repeatedly. I had to ask myself, would the media go to this length? Would the media, in its ceaseless assault of Michael's character, lie about Jermaine Jackson, in order to gain ratings and sell papers/magazines? I think we all know the answer to that question...it would be a resounding HELL YES.
5. Lastly, I have been watching Jermaine's tweets for awhile now. At one point, I didn't think they were his. When someone I asked me why, I said that they seemed too educated. Jermaine's reply:
I have to say I was rather stunned with that. A man that has lived his entire life (like Michael) in the public eye, who has been battered by the media (like Michael) and who has to read negative comments on Twitter, took the time to answer a rude comment with dignity and class.
So, I urge MJ fans to buy Jermaine's book. For all the reasons above, and I honestly believe Jermaine will portray Michael in a way that only a sibling of his could. Preorder here.
What do you think? Will you buy Jermaine's book? I'd like to hear what MJ fans have to say about it.
Posted by Michael Jackson: And Justice for Some at 2:05 PM