Friday, June 14, 2013

Michael Jackson and Babies: What's the Problem?

Michael Jackson and Babies:  What’s the Problem?

This week, “new” photos emerged from the scene of Michael’s death, his bedroom.  One of these pictures is of his dresser/bureau with plates with baby pictures on them, as well as a cardboard image of another baby along the bottom of it.  This photo is being widely touted as “bizarre,” “strange,” “creepy,” among other negative things.  

Michael Jackson loved children.  And of course, you have your naysayers who want to use this as proof that he was a criminal and a child predator.  If you look closely at those pictures, it is obvious that those images are among images of his OWN children.  There is at least one picture of Paris on the dresser, and one of the baby photos appears to be Michael’s eldest, Prince.

It is known amongst the fans that fans would send Michael pictures of their babies, because they knew Michael adored babies and children. There is nothing creepy about that.  I’m a nearly 28 year old woman, and I adore little babies. I want to pick them up and cuddle them and rock them to sleep.  Is there anything wrong with that?  Most people would call that “maternal instinct.”  So why is it creepy for a man to love babies?  I find that an endearing quality.

Of course, this is Michael Jackson we are talking about. A man who has been accused (but never convicted) of heinous acts against children, despite the fact that there is no evidence to prove those allegations.  Michael grew up in a large family where lots of babies were around, and there are tons of pictures of him through the years holding babies.  What’s so strange with that? 
It’s sad that the media is STILL trying to paint this strange portrait of a circus freak.  Michael Jackson has been dead almost 4 years, and he still cannot rest in peace. Now his children, especially his daughter, are the new Wacko Jacko media targets.  It’s frustrating that people cannot look at the positives. They only focus on the negatives, and when non-issues such as these baby pictures come forward, people want to twist them into strange issues.  They're like: OMG, Michael Jackson had baby pictures in his room.  How WEIRD!!!  This PROVES he’s a sick child predator!
People must be realizing that no proof will ever surface, because it doesn’t exist, therefore they have to make up their own stories in their heads about why he’s guilty and use non-evidence as evidence to prove their theories.
Michael was unlike most people, a bit eccentric, if you will, but that eccentricity was endearing to many of his fans.  Eccentricity does not equal evil or sinister or guilty child predator.  He had an unusual life surrounded by unusual circumstances.  That does not make him a bad person.  He is a victim of abuse, not just at the hands of his father but at the pen of the press who has done nothing but rip into him since he first exploded onto the scene.

I do hope that one day the media will realize this was a flesh and blood human being with emotions and sensitivities, and that his children are equally flesh and blood human beings with emotions and sensitivities.  Please respect that and stop acting like they aren't people.