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King of Flop


And another thing about Michael Jackson: can we in the media please drop the King of Pop thing? It’s a title he invented himself, and forced MTV to call him years ago as part of some video deal. It stuck. It made sense, I guess, when Jackson made records people actually wanted to buy. He hasn’t done that in ages, and now he’s descending into a Sunset Boulevard-style madness. Do we still have to pretend he’s king of anything? Maybe I’m being too mean about this. The guy really is pitiful, given his miserable childhood. But the way he treats kids makes my skin crawl. Time to stop indulging him.


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