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As with most people round the world, I have been listening to details from the Michael Jackson child molestation case, and I’ve got to say, as a huge MJ fan, my faith is slowly but surely fading. If you’d have asked me two months ago, is Michael Jackson guilty, I would have said hell no, no way, not Michael Jackson, somebody as great as he is cannot have committed this most disgusting of crimes, nah not possible. Yet everyday there seems to be little tidbits of information that wear away at my belief in his innocence.

I’m at a loss to understand why a grown man prefers to be in the company of children, rather than adults. Once upon a time I would have trotted out the common line of ‘well ya know he’s trying to regain his childhood ‘, but is he? From my rose coloured glasses, I used to think that this explanation made perfect sense, but now I really have to question what my beliefs about this are. My sister and I have always been staunch Michael Jackson fans, and I used to always say, if I was his sister, I would make it my life’s work to protect him from all who wanted to hurt him, including if necessary, himself. The irony, is that perhaps it is us that needs protecting from him.

I don’t want him to be guilty of this crime. It probably sound s a little silly, but I would rather he was found guilty of murder, than be somebody who was capable of violating innocent children. Who says humans are logical creatures?

Whilst at university, we covered psychological profiling, and one of the groups of criminals we studied were indeed paedophiles. I’m not gonna go all amateur psychologist on you, but I remember that the one thing that stood out in my mind was that paedophiles come from all socio economic classes, and that many convicted paedophiles were respected members of the community.

I still remember tossing and turning for weeks after one particular lecture that dealt with a specific child molestation case. I don’t want to imagine, that somebody whom I have admired as long as I can remember, and indeed somebody who has provided the soundtrack to my life, could be guilty of a crime such as this. The memories of my life that I associate with certain songs of his, would be forever tainted with the knowledge of his misdeeds.

Somebody recently said to me, “Michael Jackson is either A-sexual, or he is a paedophile” God, I so want him to be A-sexual! Is he a genius done wrong, or a predator that’s been on the loose for too long, did he do those things? I’d like to think not, but as I said at the beginning of this blog, my faith is slowly but surely being worn away by the daily revelations from the trial. If he’s guilty, then he should burn in hell, but then, what if he isn’t?
What’s your opinion?


  • Dawn
    April 18
    3:37 pm

    I’ve always believed that there is no smoke without fire.

    I’d like to believe, like you, that he is not capable of these crimes – in my mind, the most heinous type of crime – but like you, things I’ve heard have just cemented my opinion.

    Why on earth, would a grown man want to sleep with a child in his bed? Even if it were innocent, surely he must realise just how it would look to someone on the outside looking in.

    If he is innocent, he is guilty of being totally stupid (really!) because he barely came through the first allegation, but then to continue doing the same thing, beggars belief.

    I am torn at the moment about whether to listen to his music or not. It would be a shame to lose his musical genius, but if he is guilty then we must boycott his work.


  • Karen Scott
    April 18
    4:49 pm

    Dawn, I suspect that many of his former defenders feel like we do!


  • Ella
    April 18
    10:21 pm

    Remember when we made up that dance to smooth criminal? How good were we, lol long time ago eh? I hope he didn’t do it, but I’m like you, I’m just not sure anymore.


  • Joy
    April 18
    10:43 pm

    Yes, Michael Jackson will always be a talented soul but today that soul is messed up! You just don’t sleep with children period especially when their parents are no where around. The Jesus juice (wine) he is accused of giving his young friends and the sleeping over in young boys house and bed tells me that he is seriously ill, if all of this is true. If he had strong parents and real friends who told him what he was doing is wrong he would never have found himself in that predicament. Unfortanely no one said no, and Micheal really believes he is invincible. It is sad. Only God knows what happened in that bed with those children but either way If he is found guilty, I think it would be good — but I don’t think sticking michael in a jail would help him. I wonder if he is a good father to his kids? I hope they grow up normal despite all the craziness around them.


  • Paz
    April 19
    12:13 pm

    The whole MJ affair turns my stomach. Don’t even want to think about it or watch it on t.v. or read about it in papers.

    Joy, you hope his children grow up normal? I hope so too but I’m not sure how that’s possible when he has them wearing veils when they go outside and he’s dangling his baby outside a hotel window. And their mom is not around, he has main custody… And no one tells Michael, “no.” So, imagine any other psycho stuff he may be doing behind closed doors that no one tells him is not right to do with kids…

    I don’t know about those kids…



  • Karen Scott
    April 19
    5:40 pm

    Eloise, Shhhh, don’t let all my secrets out! LOL! How good was my moonwalking?

    Dawn/Paz, it’s sickening to me that he has come to this, I completely agree, things could have been so different, if he’d had somebody to bitch slap some sense into him.

    As for his kids, I fear that they will be beyond redemption by now, what chance did they have?


  • Kim
    April 24
    12:56 pm

    I think he’s guilty as hell, but I do agree with Joy, I don’t think prison is the place for him. I believe he’d just kill himself. I used to be a huge fan, but now with all the sleaze surrounding him, I can’t bringh myself to even think about the stuff that he may have done.


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