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THREAD: The mediatic normalization of „Wacko Jacko”

A thread dedicated to how the medias - especially the tabloid press but not only - have contributed to bestialise @MichaelJackson in the public eyes over the decades #MichaelJackson #MJfam #Whoswacko
I dedicate this #Shameonyou thread to @TheSun and all tabloids that have actively contributed to spread the nickname #WackoJacko, among them the @TheNationalEnquirer, @theNewyorkpost @theDailymirror.
1) The roots of #WackoJacko : Jacko = M.O.N.K.E.Y

Let’s begin with the roots of the Jacko name with the story of Jacco Maccacco, the "accrobatic monkey" exhibited during animal fights in the early 19th century ⤵️⤵️⤵️

2) Michael Jackson = JACKO

Coincidence? I think not ⤵️⤵️⤵️
3) Michael Jackson as Jacko "going ape" during the Bad tour and in a“gorilla warfare” between him and Prince (note the very innocent insertion of Bubbles in the picture). Very nice imagery by the way #Whoswacko
When your #racistbias are so deeply rooted that you have no shame to purposely add spelling errors just to make a Black person look like an illeterated to your audience #shameonyou 😡😡😡
4) Michael Jackson = animal circus #Whoswacko

As eccentric as Michael Jackson might have been in real life , tabloids were quick to portray him as some bizarre clown meant to entertain, because after all "chimps" are animal circus only good at entertaining, right?
5) Jacko = Sicko #Whoswacko

Not matter what he does, everything was categorized as weird, bizarre, whacked…with a lot of indecent comments on his appearance and a strange tendency to psychiatrize everything he did…The Michael Jackson is weird, mad and dangerous
6) Jacko = primal sex beast #MichaelJackson #Whoswacko

Long bf the allegations surfaced, the medias were already driven by an insane curiosity about his sexuality. A certain journalist called @Oprah's had no problem to ask #indecent questions because she wanted to know
Basically, he was portrayed as some impotent creature unable to sexually satisfy a woman but as a raw beast “belting out his songs while stricking his thing”, getting multiple women pregnant and of course later as a dangerous monster f****** little children behind closed doors
If he had a relationship with a woman it wasn't meant to be romantic at all, only for primal and/or malicious reasons. Special 👏to the NationalEnquirer for fabricating a lie about a sex tape found by LMP bf their divorce, lie spread as they toured together hand in hand in 1997
Very upsetting how journalists assumed that the relationship was meant to be sexually unfulfilling despite what LMP told from interview to interview:

Oprah Winfrey: "Was it a consummated marriage?"

Howard Stern: "Were you sexually satisfied by Michael Jackson

DianeSawyer ⤵️
Special 👏 to the self-proclaimed "serious journalist" Diane Sawyer who asked the same "was it a consummated marriage?" hiding behind the questions of carefully selected people and years later shamed LMP about her taste
"What about the way he looks?"#wtf

Funny. I get the impression to have seen that kind of reaction somewhen in my childhood…🧐

I think it was in a famous Disney movie…

You know, the one praised for teaching children that inner beauty is what counts the most...
7) Jacko = monstah

From the imagery of the primal sex beast to the monster kidnapping and harming children, the line is pretty thin.
Special 👏to @SundayPeople for fabricating the utter lie that #MichaelJackson abused 24 kids according to the FBI files #smh
8) Treated like an animal even in death

Congrats to the @BostonHerald for their horryfying title "Jacko - Fade to Blacko" 🤮🤮🤮
And special 👏👏👏 to all the medias that showed to their audience the photos of the dead body of #MichaelJackson in the ambulance, on the hospital bed and on the autopsy table 🤬🤬🤬
More horrifying coverage of #MichaelJackson death
And everything is good to put the name Jacko in some tabloid even if you have to tell your audience absurd stories about his ghost or compare survivor of an accident to the Thriller zombie #wtf 😱
9) And in 2019, nothing has changed...
And #LeavingNeverland and his director shamelessly ride the "Wacko Jacko" wave. Special 👏to Wade Robson for comparing the hair of a Black man to a "brillo pad" #seriously #Whoswacko #noBrillo
Beond the racist bias, it’s an inappropriate comment that has no place in a “documentary” on a serious issue like CSA. It’s a tabloid junkie detail only meant to belittle, not to prove the credibility of the testimony. Not buying it like many other things
Dear worldwide medias, it's 2019:
1) His name is Jackson, not Jacko
2) Treat him like a human being, not an animal
3) Get your nose out of his pants
4) Stop spreading lies
5) #Factcheck
6) Go rewatching Disneys
7) Do something useful instead of tripping on him
#humandignity
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