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Haunted by the Ghost of Michael Jackson

Haunted by the Ghost of Michael Jackson

Update: 2019-12-3029
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This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. Today, we talk to our critic about his reckoning with abuse allegations against Michael Jackson and his efforts to abstain from the pop star’s music. Ten months later, he shares why he still has a Shazam feed full of Jackson’s hits — and reflects on what the ubiquity Jackson’s music in public reveals about our society. Guest: Wesley Morris, a critic at large for The Times and a host of the podcast “Still Processing.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

This episode contains descriptions of abuse.

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Comments (3)

Marissa Candace

blows my mind how many people jumped on this bandwagon.. Michael was guilty for being different. overthrows MJ under the bus while defending Weinstein.. only difference being the color of their skin. do you're research and look up Wayne's past and the other documentaries debunking finding Neverland. facts don't lie. find another bad guy

Dec 30th
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Sasha Anne Lyn

I too walked into watching 'Finding Neverland' with dread and extreme skepticism. In fact before I saw it, I had already defended MJ with an elaborate explanation. I almost didn't watch it but the hype was strong, the pull stronger. It was VERY well done and presents you with more than enough circumstantial evidence to change the most stubborn minds. The victims are very credible and the film is shot without gratuitous drama; the story is dramatic enough. The entirety of MJs world seemed fabricated to lure boy children. It is also apparent that the reverence everyone had for the hugeness of his stardom enabled him to get away with behavior that would never, never be tolerated today. It killed Michael Jackson for me and he was clearly a sick man but I can still separate the person from the music and my heart went out to his victims.

Dec 30th
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Faranak Javaheri

I expected more! what happen to those men! why her daughter did not deny it . how many people believe it!

Dec 30th
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Haunted by the Ghost of Michael Jackson

Haunted by the Ghost of Michael Jackson