Has Michael Jackson's Death Impacted You In Any Way?

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  1. Midnytefire profile image62
    Midnytefireposted 14 years ago

    Since I learned of Micheal's death which still continues to shock me, I noticed that I have gone through my whole CD and album collection of his songs and have watched the movie the Wiz.  I have also viewed more videos of Michael on You Tube, remembering all the good memories.  Is anyone else experiencing the same thing?

    1. sunshine rivers profile image61
      sunshine riversposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I am in shock! I have been listening to his music, watching all the news, videos, movies about the Jacksons, reading articles and radio shows.

      I believe MJJ is at peace, in a better place, and with the Angels. I am very hurt and saddened for his family and close friends. I am disappointed with the way the media is handling the news about MJJ. I am happy Rev. Al Sharpton is addressing the issue of constantly focusing on allegations and rumors about MJJ's sexual orientation and addictions.

      Once again I am forced to look at how little we have changed as a human race with regards to sensitivity towards others. His family is grieving and the media continues to harp on allegations.......WHY? MJJ was and always will be a musical icon, a blessing to the world, a true artist, a gifted man sent to us and now gone too soon!!!

      1. junomich profile image59
        junomichposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        It is a shame, and hopefully his fiancial affairs will be handled properly for his children. What grief they must be going through.....tons of uncertainty. And poor Michael's mother. No matter what you think of her, no mother should outlive their child.

    2. darkside profile image68
      darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this


    3. Harvey Stelman profile image60
      Harvey Stelmanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      It had zero effect on me. What would have been the effect on him, if he heard you died?

      1. Midnytefire profile image62
        Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        If I had some type of talent, characteristic that would be of interest to him maybe there would be an affect.  Some people are impacted by Ghandi, Mother Theresa, Jesus, Mozart, Martin Luther King, Anne Frank, Einstein,Leonardo Davinci and other historical figures, so you never know what can capture the emotions of others.

    4. Harvey Stelman profile image60
      Harvey Stelmanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Wait, did he really die!

  2. spiderpam profile image76
    spiderpamposted 14 years ago

    His death inspired this hub
    <no links please>

  3. Garrett McLee profile image41
    Garrett McLeeposted 14 years ago

    I heard a psychic on the radio say he was speaking to her, and all he said was:

    "I don't want to be seen like Sleeping Beauty"
    I interpret this as being he doesn't want an open casket.


    "That child is mine"
    One of the three is actually his child?  Who knows.

    Anyway take it for what it's worth.  If you believe in psychics or don't, take it as you will.

    1. Garrett McLee profile image41
      Garrett McLeeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I guess that was off-topic but I felt it important to say.

  4. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    Yes, too many threads on the forums about it. Slightly annoying.

    1. Midnytefire profile image62
      Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yes 1000 and counting.  He is a beloved entertainer who people will never stop talking about. So I guess your answer is ... the death of Michael Jackson has impacted you in that the multitude of threads are slightly annoying.

      How about from a personal perspective, between the entertainer and Misha?

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        Will Jamesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Woops I think we stopped talking about him.

        1. Midnytefire profile image62
          Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for continuing the convo. What would I do without you.

  5. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    I did not have personal relations with him, so no personal perspective. I told all what I could on the matter on the first or second thread. smile

    And right now there are four MJ related threads on the first page, which is a little bit too much to my liking. I tend to think this is somewhat unproportionate to his importance in comparison to all other things and processes in the World. smile

    While his is not exactly my type of entertainment, I do recognize that he was doing a quality entertainment and had an audience. However, his death gets overhyped as much as his life was, and this is what's annoying about the matter. Not MJ himself, but his fans and haters.

    1. Midnytefire profile image62
      Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      What do you think causes this type of psychology?

      I have never reacted to any other celebrity death except for MJ's and I am wondering why this is happening to me.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image88
        Marisa Wrightposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        It's called mass hysteria.

      2. junomich profile image59
        junomichposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Depending upon your age, his music may have brought you back to happier times. He was forever changing, as we changed. For many of us...it reminds us of our own mortality. That no matter how rich or famous you are, we are not invicible.

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        Gulshakarposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Same here

  6. Dolores Monet profile image94
    Dolores Monetposted 14 years ago

    Whatever you think of him, MJ was one unique individual. Around here, his death sparked lots of debate about our obsession with celebrity, and the impact of MJ on our culture.
    Does anybody care about Karl Malden?

    1. Midnytefire profile image62
      Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I did not know of Karl Malden.  He might have done most of his work before I was born. He did live a long life though.

  7. Pete Maida profile image61
    Pete Maidaposted 14 years ago

    I am not impacted emotionally when learning about the death of a famous person.  At least no more that hearing about the death of anyone I don't know personally.
    In January 1982 an airplane crashed into the Potomac River in Washington, DC.  People fought to survive until they could be pulled from the icy water.  Once man kept passing the rope to other people to make sure they got out.  That man died saving lives; no one remembers his name.

    1. HealthCare Basics profile image61
      HealthCare Basicsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Pete, I was driving across the bridge when that plane went over and hit the water. The weather was horrific and I was taking my nieces to Florida. We have never forgotten that scene and still talk about it on ocassion.

    2. Midnytefire profile image62
      Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it is very sad that real heroes, the people we should remember and honor their memories are only given their 5 minutes of recognition and then it is on to the next story; but the one thing I will never forget, are the people who lost their lives in 9 11. I did not know anyone personally but that day and the people who lost their lives still touch my heart greatly.

    3. earnestshub profile image83
      earnestshubposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      His name was Arland Williams, thank you for mentioning him.

  8. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 14 years ago

    No.  There are many people who pass on who have had great impact on the world.  This is simply a cycle of life....

  9. Anti-Valentine profile image76
    Anti-Valentineposted 14 years ago

    It's made me want to actually listen to MJ's music. I watched the music video for Billy Jean on TV last night. It's one of his best ones, that song.

    I've also admittedly been looking up some MJ jokes. roll

    Some are old and lame, but some are just hilarious!big_smile

    1. Midnytefire profile image62
      Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      It is amazing what triggers our behaviours.  Billie Jean is a great song.  The older music was definitely the best.

  10. kmackey32 profile image61
    kmackey32posted 14 years ago

    Ahhh no.

  11. Midnytefire profile image62
    Midnytefireposted 14 years ago

    Now wouldn't it be great as a community of bloggers if we could let the world know about people like Arland Williams?

    Since the media has the greatest influence over the majority of the population (even if it is deep in our subconscious), we can collectively change how the media influences us.  I am honestly shocked that Michael Jackson has had an impact on me, but I am more disturbed by how the media portrays these celebrities as if they were God's, untouchable,invincible and can do no wrong. Even when they are drug addicts,alcoholics, killers, porn stars, etc, the media will still glamorize their life as if this is all just normal everyday, acceptable behaviour.

  12. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 14 years ago

    No personal feelings for his death at all. And durng the years I had very little respect for him as a person, so I'm very tired of hearing about it.

    1. sunshine rivers profile image61
      sunshine riversposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know MJJ to determine a level of respect or not. I do know I respect his genius, his gift to create, his ability to bring a smile to someone's face, and to love unconditionally.....he is known as a humanitarian, and philanthropist.

      I don't respect the media!!!!!!! As a journalist I am very aware as to how the media manipulates the truth. We as a human race continue to believe what feeds our ego........people all over the world loved this man, this last concert tour sold out....remember!!!!!! So again, I look at the intentions of others when making adverse statements about this musical icon.

      1. lashaemrey58 profile image59
        lashaemrey58posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with you on this! It's a crying shame when the media has to discredit a person for a buck because this is what the people want to hear! I don't respect the people who want the media to publish such garbage! They should be focusing on the entertainer side because that's how we all knew him! I don't know him as a person so I can't say if I can respect or disrespect him in this sense. All I have to go on is what the media has to say and what creditability do they have?

    2. lashaemrey58 profile image59
      lashaemrey58posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Then why even respond if you are sick of hearing about it?

  13. craigles81 profile image60
    craigles81posted 14 years ago

    I think it's very sad to be honest.
    He was a rather talented and gifted singer and song writer.
    Irrespective of his personal life, his music was amazing.
    Thriller would have to be one of the best short movies of all time, absolutely brilliant!

  14. profile image52
    samantha starposted 14 years ago

    I'm too young, being only 14, to have been able to appreciate everything that he did in his lifetime. With the media constantly filled with tributes to the King of Pop I have become quite the Michael fan. I feel for his children and have a pretty good idea of what they must be going through. When I was 11 my mother died unexpectedly at the age of 36 leaving behind 4 children. I wish Michael’s children all the best at this sad time. I remember when my mum and dad broke up and were having a massive fight one day I was crying and had no idea what was happing in since I was only about 8. I went into my room and turned the TV on. There was a Michael Jackson documentary playing on TV. I turned it up full blast so that I wouldn’t hear my parents fight. I had no idea who this man was, but he was my savior. Now I find myself saving up to buy his albums. Funny how life works.

    R.I.P Michael Jackson. You will always be remembered.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image75
      Uninvited Writerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Samantha, sorry to be so public about this but you are too young to write here. You must be over 18 to publish hubs.

  15. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 14 years ago

    I remember after Princess Diana died someone asked Keith Richards if he was upset about it. He replied 'Nah, I never met the chick.'

    Probably the only sane response by a celebrity I heard during the whole ordeal.

  16. lashaemrey58 profile image59
    lashaemrey58posted 14 years ago

    It is what it is! Michael was human like the rest of us! What affected me was the fact that he paid a price for his fame! Even though some of us view him as an icon or legend his songs speak directly about what he viewed and how he grew up! Some just for pure entertainment! But for some it's the reconnecting of good times and loosing him was like loosing apart of themselves. This is why people run out to buy his Cd's and watch his videos over and over again. Even the sky sheds a tear!

    1. Midnytefire profile image62
      Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Some people might be tired of hearing about him but there was obviously something about him that made millions and millions of people around the world connect to him in one way or another. Not too many people in the world have had such a huge following of people, enormous success, and amazing talent.

      1. lashaemrey58 profile image59
        lashaemrey58posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not tired of hearing about him! I loved MJJ! He was one of the first entertainers I got into! His Off The Wall Album I wore it out and had to buy a second! What I meant by, it is what it is, it's a statement that some will be impacted and some will not be! I know that it greatly affected me because he paid a big price for his fame! That is what makes me sad! People talk out the side of their necks like they knew what he was all about they don't understand that he was a hurt soul and it showed in his music! The Only time MJJ was confident of himself is when the music started! He actually hid until the music started! I'm sad that he is gone! But he left me some great memories and every time I hear the music I will sit and think about how the World of music went silent the day he died!

        1. Midnytefire profile image62
          Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          I totally agree with you.

  17. Typhoon profile image63
    Typhoonposted 14 years ago

    MJ died? sad First I heard of it

  18. LondonGirl profile image82
    LondonGirlposted 14 years ago

    The only way in which it's impacted me is mild annoyance at the way people keep banging on about it.

  19. Phlash profile image55
    Phlashposted 14 years ago

    I thought that although his death was sad (all deaths are), it was used by the media as a selling point, and I find that kind of over exposure of such a morbid subject disgusting...

  20. N. Ramius profile image74
    N. Ramiusposted 14 years ago

    Never had any interest in his music, never had interest in him as a person. His death is as tragic as anyone else's.

  21. HealthCare Basics profile image61
    HealthCare Basicsposted 14 years ago

    The media is dragging this on forever, probably due to his family wanting to have others pay for the funeral as they very infrequently pay their bills... Sorry if offending anyone, and if so, just read google on the jackson legacy of paying their debts.... Wrote two articles on Michael thus far and have been appreciated for my kndness of him being an artist. I feel deeply that he was seriously ill psychologically and required intense treatment, but I am just a common person who can make that judgement, and someone who would have never allowed or agreed to his demands for drugs..............

  22. chukra G profile image59
    chukra Gposted 14 years ago

    for me i am happy, not because i dislike him, because it is his freedom, for me he lost FREEDOM in his life and he was suffering. let him rest now smile

  23. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 14 years ago

    He really was one of the first singers I really liked, and have always kinda felt for him...... It did upset me when I heard about his death, and I found it hard to even talk about it at first.  I felt we all have no right really to intefere in his life, and talk about him so much, he needed in lots of ways to be able to live his life normally, but it could never happen for him........ will always enjoy his music...

  24. HealthCare Basics profile image61
    HealthCare Basicsposted 14 years ago

    Have you seen there are Michael Jackson tickets memorial service going for up to $500,000.00 on EBay. I thought the tickets were givrn out by a random pull and only those named for the tickets could use them......

  25. Midnytefire profile image62
    Midnytefireposted 14 years ago

    I am one of those people brought back to the happier times, I am trying to avoid any additional media news in regards to MJ just so I can remember him the way I prefer to remember him.  I know they are going to dig up the dirt passed the depths of his grave and back.  I am not interested in his financial matters, who he put in his will or anything else related to his personal affairs. Any personal info that Michael wished to portray about himself was expressed in much of his songs. My passion was his musical talent. You can hear his music that I compiled, if your interested. It is part of my RSS feed at the bottom of my hubpage blog. I couldn't add the widget on hubpages for some reason. I am jammin to PYT right now.  I love that song!

  26. profile image50
    amyduckamyposted 14 years ago

    I kinda has impacted me. At first i thought,it was just a publicity stunt. mostly because his death was so sudden, but...idk...I just hope he rests in peace!

  27. Superman05 profile image61
    Superman05posted 14 years ago

    His death has caused me to listen to his music more. My family has been spurred to relive 80's music and dance.

    1. Midnytefire profile image62
      Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      It makes you wonder if things like this happen for a reason eh!

  28. enderw1ggins profile image59
    enderw1gginsposted 14 years ago

    Man, the Price of Pop was my idol. When I was a kid i used to dance like Michael Jackson at family reunion talent shows. He was the reason i learned to dance and play music. I cant believe it....i havent been able to listen to any of his music at all. I get too bummed out.

    1. Midnytefire profile image62
      Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Don't get bummed out. You should be celebrating his achievements. The great thing is that even though Michael his gone, he will never ever be forgotten and his music will continue to live on.  His spirit is forever present. As sad as it is to know that he died so tragically, I am glad he didn't leave this world as a tired,old, washed up musician that slowly fades away.

  29. joevis profile image36
    joevisposted 14 years ago

    I think Michael Jackson was a great guy, but looks like the poll over at www.stonejet.com is saying that's evil!  Go vote for good!!!

  30. carolegalassi profile image60
    carolegalassiposted 14 years ago

    I am saddened by this loss, I loved his music and how he impacted the world with it. I grew up with his music and I felt like a friend had passed away. I wept with the rest of the world during his memorial. A reality check of how all things must pass, just another reminder. But I'm still sad about it.

    I think that we all should pay our respects to him, no matter what people may have thought about the past accusations. We also have to remember he was acquitted of any such guilty charges. I believe he was a good and loving father.

  31. profile image28
    DOITALLposted 14 years ago

    Being close in age with micheal.. i grew up watching him and his career build. I am taken back to my childhood days as when i would watch micheal and his brothers every saturday morning. Just a note on how micheal was in front of camera when just starting, he would be caught looking into wrong camera alot but always with childish grin.. but anyway.  i feel a lose somewhat. not in a close perspective.. but lose none the less.
    RIP MJ

  32. profile image58
    Lizzy Claytonposted 14 years ago

    I agree that Micheal Jackson's death was a shocking and tragic event. Due to the fact that I didn't know him personally I can't provide a heart-filed sob story. When I heard news of his death I showed my support by buying merchadise for one of my all-time favorite musicians. May he rest in peace.

  33. profile image49
    CabinGirlposted 14 years ago

    Noooo I didnt personally know the guy, only impact on my life are friends and family. I dont go for the Lady Diana, Jacko mass hysteria, I find it a bit sad people relate to people they didnt know !

    1. Midnytefire profile image62
      Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I understand where you are coming from, however there are alot of people that might impact our lives even though we don't know them.  Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks impacted my life in that they paved the way for me to interact with people of other races and not allowed my race to be a deterrent for moving up in the ranks professionally, going to the same schools as other races, eating in the same establishments as other races, etc.  I did not know them personally but if it wasn't for their bravery and determination to break down racial barriers, I wouldn't be where I am today. 

      Michael Jackson has contributed to many charitable organizations that have helped improve the lives of many people in need, as well as brought entertaining music that can help lift our spirits.  Music in many forms are therapeutic, and I am glad that we have different types of music by different artists that can alter our moods. That in itself has an indirect impact on some people.

  34. quicksand profile image81
    quicksandposted 14 years ago

    Has Michael Jackson's Death Impacted You In Any Way?

    Who me? Er yes! I got an opportunity to write a hub, and I did!

  35. quicksand profile image81
    quicksandposted 14 years ago

    Er ... I haven't finished. Here is a very small list of people who are also dead. They are;

    Thomas A Edison
    Sir Isaac Newton
    Johannes Kepler
    Sir Alexander Flemming

    and we owe them all a lot ...

  36. Mireille G profile image61
    Mireille Gposted 14 years ago

    As an older person, I liked MJ when he was a kid and I regretted to watch deteriorate as he visibly did in front of our eyes. I always knew that there was more to the story than we could see. I admired his talent, as many did, but I did not "follow him."

    When he died I had a moment of reflection, because I thought that it was a great loss to the world that such a great talent was gone. Of course Michael had not worked in 20 or so years, but talent is not measured that way. So I mourned his passing as I would have mourned the passing of a Picasso or Van Gogh. I really believe that he ranked with them in terms of talent.

    I also think that in spite of his later money trouble (I only wish my money troubles were equivalent to his) the world lost a great philanthropist.

    I do hope they go after the people who contributed to his death, most importantly I wish that the children could be spared all the crazy stuff the adults around them, including the media will impose on them. I wish I were the judge so I could close that case by leaving the children with the family who loves them and the nanny who raised them.

    1. Midnytefire profile image62
      Midnytefireposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah it is always the children who continue to suffer, as if they haven't gone through enough already.  Having Michael Jackson as their father makes things 10 times more difficult. I hope they will be able to have the opportunity to enjoy their childhood though.

  37. profile image56
    untiedshoelaceposted 14 years ago

    I watched the movie and I feel bad that his father was abusive, but he was not a positive member of society and probably is safer dead than alive. Good music, bad choices in life.

  38. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 14 years ago

    i think Michael's life would not have been his choosing for the most part..... shame he is dead his memory lives on his suffering, physical mental and emotional is over we have to be happy for him, he left so much behind

  39. profile image0
    ralwusposted 14 years ago

    Yes. There are a lot of great jokes about him now. Very funny stuff indeed.

  40. europewalker profile image78
    europewalkerposted 14 years ago

    He was a very talented man, but like Elvis, had too many "yes" people around him, giving in to his every whim. This just reminds me that money does not buy happiness. I am far from rich but as long as I have good health, that is all the wealth I need.


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