Michael Jackson - Confronting Controversy

Outline

Introduction
Who do we know as one of the biggest music legends in history? Michael Jackson.
He was a great performer and had many fans who loved him.
Most people see him as a controversial human being due to the things people have said.
Michael Jackson is considered a controversial entertainer. The controversy that followed Michael Jackson was child molestation.

Background
Michael Jackson was born on the day of august 29, 1958 in Gary Indiana.
His house was always filled with music because his mother would teach the children folk and religious songs. His father always dreamed of becoming a successful musician.
Michael Jackson had five brothers and three sisters. Michael and his brothers Tito, Randy, Jackie, Marlon, and Jermaine were all known as the “Jackson five” a famous singing group. The names of his sisters were Rebbie, Latoya, and Janet, and they were very famous as well as their brothers. The Jackson family was a famous family and was known throughout history.
Michael Jackson didn’t attend any colleges because he had been doing what he already loved and didn’t have time for college, but he did go to high school.
Throughout his childhood he has been inspired with music and grew up becoming a legend.

Career
Michael Jackson started singing at the age of five. He then later was recognized by Berry Gordy at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY.
Michael Jackson had millions of fans that loved him. He was a successful human being which everybody could not get enough of.
Michael Jackson has set many records throughout his career and won many awards. His thriller album was the biggest sell of all time. It sold 50 million copies worldwide. Thriller was also the biggest U.S album with sales of 25 million copies. He also sold over 100 million singles and albums outside of the U.S. Michael Jackson won more awards than any other artist in the world.
He was always shy and wasn’t comfortable with the media’s attention. He barely gave interviews.
Michael Jackson had a very successful life style.

Minor Controversy
Michael was accused of many controversies but, some of the controversies that were told were miss lead by many people.
In the year of 2002 Michael was in a hotel with his family and wanted to show off his new born baby to the paparazzi. He then dangled the child over a fourth floor balcony which was a terrible idea due to some serious injuries that could have accrued. Michael Jackson had a pigmentation disorder. Not many people believed him. A lot of rumors got around of this cause. Many people believed that he bleached his skin tone to become the complexion he was. There were many hurtful comments about him bleaching his skin and was very offended by them. He was very sensitive about his skin.
Due to these controversies many people has believed what they tend to believe and accusing him wrong

Major Controversy
A major controversy that Michael Jackson was accused was “ Child Molestation”
In 1993, a 13 year old boy accused Michael Jackson of sexual molestation. Jackson had befriended the boy in 1992. Soon the boy became a regular guest at Jackson’s never land Ranch in Santa Ynez, California. He gave the boy gifts and paid for several vacation trips around the world. In 1993, the boy started to spend the night at Jackson’s residence. This was not unusual as Jackson would often have children sleep over at his Never land Ranch. According to people Jackson had kissed and fondled the boy while they were alone in bed. This repeatedly took place during a four-month period.
At the suggestion of the boy’s father, a civil lawsuit was filed in 1993. Jackson denied the accusations. He continued to tour around the world and make public appearances. The boy’s father talked to the Jackson camp about a financial settlement while the police continued their investigation.
On January 25, 1994, Michael Jackson settled the civil lawsuit paying an undisclosed amount to his accuser
Many believe that he paid between 15 and 20 million dollars. After receiving the settlement, the boy refused to testify in any criminal matters. Therefore, the prosecution was not able to pursue a criminal case.
Many people believe this is still true till this day and still accuse him of being wrong for his actions.

Conclusion
In conclusion Michael Jackson is considered a controversial entertainer.
The controversy that has followed Michael Jackson was child molestation and various situations involving his new born child.

Michael had many fans and went through a crazy child hood.
Michael Then died in the year of 2009 on June 25th.
It was a sad disappointment to many, but as all have said he will never be forgotten.

Introduction

Michael Jackson was an American recording artist, dancer, & singersongwriter, His personal relationships and behavior, have generated a lot of controversy surrounding him. I chose this topic to discuss because I felt Michael Jackson was wrongly accused and only due to the fact that his actions were more like the actions of a man trying to experience a lost childhood that was misunderstood by many.

Who do we know as one of the biggest music legends in history? Michael Jackson. He was a great performer and had many fans who
loved Him. Most people see him as a controversial human being due to the things people have said. Michael Jackson is considered a controversial
Entertainer. The Controversy that followed Michael was child molestation and various situations involving his new born child. Michael Jackson was born on the day of august 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. His house was always fill with music because his mother would teach the Children folk and religious songs. His father always dreamed of becoming a successful musician. Michael had five brothers and three sisters. Michael and his brothers Tito, Randy, Jackie, Marlon, and Jermaine were all known as the “ Jackson Five” a famous singing group. The names of his sisters were Rebbie, Latoya, and Janet , and they were very famous as well as their brothers. The Jackson family was a famous family and was known throughout history. Michael Jackson didn’t attend to any colleges because he had been doing what he already loved and didn’t have time for college in his life, but he did attend a high school. Throughout his childhood he has been inspired with music and grew up becoming a legend.

Michael Jackson started singing at the age of five. He then later was recognized by Berry Gordy at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. Michael
Jackson had millions of fans that loved him. He was a successful human being whicheverybody could not get enough of. Michael Jackson has set many records throughout his career and won many award. His thriller album was the biggest sell of all time. It sold 50 million copies worldwide. Thriller was also the biggest U.S album with sales of 25 million copies. He also sold over 100 million singles and albums outside the U.S Michael Jackson won more awards than other artist in the world. He was always shy and wasn’t comfortable with the media’s attention. He barely gave interviews. Michael Jackson had a very successful life style.

Michael was accused of many controversies but, some of the controversies that were told were mislead by many people. In the year of 2002 Michael was
in a hotel with his family and wanted to show off his new born baby to the paparazzi. He then dangled the child over a fourth floor balcony which was a terrible idea due to some serious injuries that could have accrued. It was clarified to Michael, that what he did was wrong. Michael Jackson
had a pigmentation disorder but, not so many people believed him. Instead they accused him of bleaching his skin color. A lot of rumors got around of this incident and people thought it was true. There were many harmful comments about him bleaching his skin and was very offended by them. He was very sensitive about his skin and didn’t like people interrogating him. Due to these controversies many people have believed what they tend to believe and still accused him wrong.

A major controversy that Michael Jackson was accused was Child molestation in 1993, a 13 year old boy accused Michael Jackson of sexual molestation. Jackson had befriended the boy in 1992. Soon the boy became a regular guest at Jackson’s never land Ranch in Santa Ynez, California. He gave the boy gifts and paid for several vacation trips around the world. In 1993, the boy started to spend the night at Jackson’s residence. This was not unusual as Jackson would often have children sleep over at his Never land Ranch.

According to people Jackson had kissed and fondled the boy while they were alone in bed. This repeatedly took place during a four-month period. At the
suggestion of the boy’s father, a civil lawsuit was filed in 1993. Jackson denied the accusations. He continued to tour around the world and make public appearances. The boy’s father talked to the Jackson camp about a financial settlement while the police continued their investigation. On January 25, 1994, Michael Jackson settled the civil lawsuit paying an undisclosed amount to his accuser. Many believe that he paid between 15 and 20 million dollars. After receiving the settlement, the boy refused to testify in any criminal matters. Therefore, the prosecution was not able to pursue a criminal case. Many people believe this is still true till this day and still accuse him of being wrong for his actions.

In conclusion Michael Jackson is considered a controversial entertainer. The controversy that has followed Michael Jackson was child molestation and various situations involving his new born child. Michael had many fans and went through a crazy child hood. Michael Then died in the year of 2009 on June 25th. it was a sad disappointment to many, but as all have said he will never be forgotten.

Conclusion

To summarize, I’ve learned a lot of things about Michael Jackson, true and false. Michael Jackson has been falsely acclaimed of numerous events throughout his career. From my perspective they aren’t true, no one has valid proof. I learned that he was a very sophisticated and wasn’t an arrogant person, and was a very giving person as well. This research paper has made me really look upon the true issues with Michael Jackson; he is constantly ridiculed by paparazzi, media, and fans. He has been accused of many controversies but never really been proven to people.

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Jennifer Vineyard. ” Michael Jackson Calls Baby-Dangling Incident A 'Terrible Mistake.” Nov. 20 2002