Why I’m not mourning Michael Jackson that much

We live in a culture which on one hand venerates, and hugely rewards, talented entertainers whatever their personal characters, and on the other hand offers no better than humiliating punishment to “ordinary” people who display similar failings for all the same reasons (bullied by father, loveless childhood). Isn’t this a sickness in our culture? And isn’t paying high tribute to Jackson on his death spreading that disease?


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