The press has reported that Michael Jackson has offered to build the mother of all mosques in Bahrain "to say thanks" for being welcomed because us Westerners can be so judgmental. Driving home last night, my "oldies hip-hop" station was playing "PYT" (Pretty Young Thing).
Although I was initially enjoying the smooth sounds of a fat nosed MJ, I really started getting creeped out in listening to the lyrics.
And this got me to thinking. In the 80's, MJ was so cool. Sold millions of albums. He had his OWN exhibit at Disney World (Captain EO). And, now, has fallen mightily.
Can you think of anyone else who has fallen so far?
Gary Hart? He was never really up that high to fall. Richard Nixon? He was on his second term and was going to come to Earth anyway. Pete Rose? I don't think his impact was as large as MJ's.