Jun 29, 2009


Has Barack Obama acknowledged the passing of Michael Jackson publicly?  I'm not talking about through one of his spokesman, but actually acknowledged the passing himself.  Maybe I missed something.  I know he said something through Robert Gibbs, but that was the only thing I heard?  I know that Congress took a moment of silence, but I was wondering if the President said something.
 
 
 
 

 

6 comments:

  1. From what I've read, he sent the Jackson family a private letter, rather than issuing a public statement.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-06-28-obama-jackson_N.htm?csp=34

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  2. Thanks anonymous for the quick response.

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  3. Why does he have to comment on it, does it make him a bad person if he does not?

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  4. I don't recall mentioning Obama's goodness or badness as it relates to the question. I only wanted to know whether or not he mentioned anything about it because I know the House of Representatives had a moment of silence as well as countless other leaders around the world.

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  5. why does he have to acknowledge someone that was just an entertainer? i dont understand everyone? MJ hasnt been a supporter of obama or even the black community... he distanced himself from the public and his blackness...

    mj did give the world entertainment but that was it!

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  6. Anonymous #3 the fact that you refer to Michael jackson as only an entertainer shows how incredibly young you are or just how incredibly naive you are. Michael Jackson is in the Guiness book of World Records for being the Most Charitable Entertainer of all time. He has given away hundreds of millions of his own money to worth causes. And for he record, selling over 750 million records does not place you in the entertainer column. He surpassed that title a long time ago.

    How do you know if MJ was a supporter of Obama? And if he wasn't does that have anything to do with his blackness. And who told you that MJ distanced himself from his blackness. Obviously someone told you that because you didn't read it anywhere.

    I don't know whether or not MJ appreciated his blackness and I personally don't care. I don't give a damn about his personal life. This man was the Greatest of all time and he deserves to be remembered as such. How is that people overseas appreciate our artist more than we do?

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