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World Music Awards 2006 – What REALLY happened!

November 15, 2017 • By

If being a Michael fan was a legible job, I often wonder what would be in it’s description; loyal defend? campaigner? supporter? justice fighter? All come with the element of being ready for battle. As a fan it’s become our recognised role to fiercely defend Michael whenever and where ever possible and more importantly, to set the record straight in the face of lies and fabrication.

As today is the 11th anniversary of the show, I felt it the perfect opportunity to finally set the record straight about something that well and truly made want to scream. The subject? The World Music Awards 2006 and the wide spread claims that Michael was ‘booed off stage,’ which is 100%, categorically untrue and I know this because I was there. Sadly what is the greatest day of my life, second only to the day I met Michael, which co incidentally was the day after the world music awards, was ultimately a catastrophic day for Michael and in order for me to debunk the booing claims I need to outline the events that led up to the claim. read more

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Why Michael Jackson Was An Actual Superhero!

October 12, 2017 • By

The primary role of a superhero is to save people. Whether that be from an end-of-the-world style disaster, a personal situation or a life threatening conundrum, the superhero is there to swoop in and give that person the chance to continue living their life, normal and trouble-free. In popular culture, our superheroes usually don a spandex-style creation with the occasional matching cape and most importantly they possess a super power. In popular culture the superhero is often misunderstood, alienated and vilified by the police and press, and the public are suspicious of his motivations (sound familiar?). However, he manages, with one big display of heroism and compassion, to change the hearts and minds of the people and become a celebrated hero. read more

Opinion, TV

Why A Michael Jackson biopic should never happen!

January 14, 2017 • By



This week, it seemed there was a small triumph when Sky Arts announced that due to strong reservations from Michael’s family (namely Paris) they would not screen their controversial, fantasy story about Michael Jackson, Liz Taylor and Marlon Brando.

Having followed the commentary since the story first broke about the show mid-2016, it’s become apparent that there now seems to be this industry shift towards putting a Michael Jackson ‘themed’ story out there. Perhaps the industry feel 8 years is enough of a grace period and that the potential audience is too lucrative to pass up on the offer? But when all is said and done, don’t we all know the story already? Could a made for TV movie really tell us something about Michael that we don’t know…but should? read more