Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Time to Break Out the Hyperbaric Chamber 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Frankly, Jacko has always given me the creeps - and somehow, we all knew this was coming one day. The "adult" Michael Jackson always struck me as a bored, uber-rich kid who's utterly out of touch with reality; someone who can buy anything he wants, who would prefer transmuting himself into some sort of alien species than remain a sea-level-blend-air-breathing, naturally-colored-and-shaped Homo sapiens.

He repulses me because he's willingly carved and sliced away the normal physical appearance of humanity into bizarre artifice. Okay, let's be fair - I feel a combination of revulsion and pity. It's just sad, sad, sad and ugly.

Deep down inside, we know that someone should have sat Jackson in front of a mirror years ago and said, "what the @%!# are you doing to yourself?" Someone who body-modifies to that extent should at least be honest enough to admit he's modifying. Transforming from a cute-kid-with-an-Afro into a Howard-Hughes-like mannequin is anything but natural - hell, Madame Tussaud's wax sculpture of him looks more natural that he does.

He would have us believe his private vision of genderlessness, racelessness, and agelessness came about by nature or accident: vitiligo, my foot.

What does this have to do with the child molestation charges of "lewd and lascivious conduct"? Little or nothing - except that after decades of willful deceit, the public isn't likely to buy his protests of innocence about anything. It's public behavior like this makes you think the man's capable of almost anything:
According to The Associated Press, Jackson stopped by Santa Barbara, Calif., Congressman Elton Gallegly's field office about two weeks ago to ask why the city of Solvang has no fast-food restaurants. But instead of wearing the surgical mask he usually wears in public, the pop star was wearing a Spider-Man mask. Jackson was told Solvang only has a Subway, and he said, "I love Taco Bell." After that, Jackson pulled off his Spider-Man mask and apologized to the deputy director for disturbing the office.
Ordinary people get put into soft padded rooms for doing crap like this.