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Al Sharpton – SPEAKS ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON

The Rev. Al Sharpton thinks Michael Jackson deserves being honored commensurate with his star status. That means a postage stamp, a national day of mourning and deferential treatment from the media.

In advance of Tuesday’s memorial, Sharpton appearing Sunday as a guest speaker at Los Angeles’ First AME church, announcing to parishioners that he would would push for a commemorative Jackson stamp, and a waiver of the U.S. Postal Service’s usual five-year waiting post-death period. (The only exception so far has been for late presidents.)

Sharpton also took issue with how certain press outlets have covered Jackson’s death, saying there was a “disrespectful double standard” between the “Thriller” singer and other fallen icons such as Frank Sinatra or Elvis Presley. 

“I’m here because of the disgraceful and the despicable way [the media] is trying to destroy the legacy [of Jackson],” Sharpton said.

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July 6, 2009 - Posted by | Celebrity Gossip, Michael Jackson | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Good!

    Give him a tribute! like my blog…

    His music will live forever

    http://gobilumusic.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/good-bye-michael/

    Comment by RiZzUs | July 6, 2009 | Reply

  2. I live close to Memphis and remember all the hooplah when he died, and YES THEY DID talk about his drug use before it was even verified to be true. Maybe Sharpton’s memory isn’t quite so sharp…

    I understand if people want to focus on the positive aspects of his life, but to defend him because he’s black?? For real?? So… why did he bleach his skin white (the parts that weren’t affected by his disease) then “father” children that were white? Sounds to me like Michael is the one who had a problem with his race, not the general public.

    Comment by trickeybusiness | July 6, 2009 | Reply

  3. Enough is like…enough!

    EVERYONE WANTS TO BE A MICHAEL JACKSON HERO.
    LET THE DEAD BURY THE DEAD. ALL RESPECT TO MICHAEL WHOM I LOVE DEARLY, HIS MUSIC HAS BEEN APART OF EVERY SITUATION IN MY LIFE FOR 45 YEARS. BUT NOW I MUST LIVE ON… R.I.P MJ
    BUT I CAN’T GO WITH YOU. (AND SOMEONE SHOULD LET REV AL KNOW THAT HE CAN’T EITHER)

    LIFE GOES ON!

    Comment by Just Wondering | July 6, 2009 | Reply


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