The first memories of MJ is of the Jackson 5. I remember having seen it in one of the late night shows of Doordarsan.
I remember sitting jaw dropped watching his moon walk.
Micheal Jackson, then came in picture as my first information of Plastic Surgery. Even now when i hear the term, MJ's face comes as a recall.
Controversial as he could be, wheather it being abused by his father as a child, His memories shared with Oprah, His facelift surgeries, His mansion, His debts, His sexuality, His relationships, His shopping trips with face covers,His child abuse allegations, His dangling of his child over the balcony and the latest conversion to Islam...I dont think any man can be this controversial and still be an ICON to a generation.
Im not a hard core MJ fan, who would have his room filled with MJ posters. But my generation carried him in our hearts as the King of POP.
The Guinness World Record for the "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time" proves what he was.
I believe, he was an entertainer and his personal life or his looks had nothing to do with what he did to entertain us. He lived his life the way he wanted it to be.
Many accredit his haywire living to the abuses he suffered as a child, no justifications, as controversies kept following him...or may be he was attracting them.
To me MJ is an icon...I loved his music...He entertained me...
Micheal, You were BAD, You were a thriller, and you healed the world.
We miss you...