Michael Jackson has passed away.
I can't believe it. Everything seems so surreal.
I woke up this morning and switched on the tv to watch my daily dose of news while preparing for work. And there it was, on the tv. First it was just "hospitalised" then while the newscaster was reporting on another piece of news, a news alert beep came in and flashed across the screen was the news that Michael Jackson had passed away.
The newscaster mentioned that MJ is a famous and popular idol. And immediately my reaction was NO! MJ is a world icon. I mean, who has not heard of him? And who has not heard his songs?! His famous dance moves? The moonwalk?
I was never a fan of MJ. I mean, yea I like his songs and listened to them while I grew up. But I never counted myself as a fan. Yet, I am filled with sadness when I heard this news. He has changed the music world so much, and entirely redefined the meaning of being an entertainer. And it was really sad that the media (as usual) had to make so much fuss about his personal life, so much so that so many people in the world looked at him in a negative light. Who cares?! I mean who wants someone or everyone to butt into your own personal life? The important thing is the MUSIC and the ENTERTAINMENT! And I think alot of people forgot that. The world has really lost someone influential, important, someone who changed the music industry, and someone who dared to be different. Michael Jackson will always be a legend, standing among the greatest musicians and entertainers of all time.