Apparently it is. Efforts are now being made to understand both the meaning and the impact of Michael Jackson’s art. Examples in the past few years include symposia at Duke, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia College Chicago, Schomburg Center, the Louvre, Lincoln Center and other institutions of learning. Michael Jackson, as well as Beethoven, Franz Liszt, and Jimi Hendrix were discussed as part of a presentation about virtuosity in music at the Louvre. His music has received classical treatment by symphonies around the world. “Thriller” is the only music video to be selected for the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, and Jackson himself is likely to remain the only pop star inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame--alongside other distinctive architects of American dance heritage like Astaire, Graham, and Balanchine.
Often referred to as the Gloved One, or the King of Pop.
Has produced the best-selling album in the world, Thriller, as well as many hit singles. Known for his dance moves, including the Moonwalk.
Michael Jackson is seen to be either a pedophile by the ignorant, or a child trapped in a man's body by the psychological analyzers.
Sadly, Michael is now more well-known for his personal life rather than his extraordinary achievements in the entertainment business.
Common misconceptions include:
Michael hates his initial race, so he bleaches his skin.
Michael is a pedophile who likes to touch little boys.
Michael is now a woman.
All of these are simply the press taking advantage of a mega-celebrity. Michael has vitiligo, a disease that affects the pigmentation of one's skin and causes bright white spots to appear in random patches all over the body.
If one were to read the reliable information available regarding the molestation court case, one would realize that is wasn't even remotely possible for MJ to be guilty of the crimes which he was accused.
Michael Jackson also, despite what one might consider a feminine appearance, very much an amazing and talented man. He oozes a starry presence noticed by all around him.
Michael is a compassionate human being whose sincerity has been misinterpreted as inappropriate.
Goes to show our world is going to pot.
Jill: Yeah!!! It was awesome, everyone was singing and dancing along!
Loser: Eew, Michael Jackson?? What a fag!!
Sue and Jill: Get a life, you tabloid addict. Michael is where it's at.