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(Michael) Jackson is feeling the effects of fame's fickle nature
The Boston Globe ^ | 10/20/04 | Renee Graham

Posted on 10/20/2004 11:37:39 AM PDT by raccoonradio

That strange cackling noise you might have detected wafting from the south late last week came from MTV executives in New York laughing their heads off after Michael Jackson demanded that the cable channel pull Eminem's latest video.

In the clip for "Just Lose It," Eminem mocks several celebrities, including MC Hammer and Pee Wee Herman, but he saves his sharpest jabs for Jackson. Dressed as the entertainer, Eminem's hair catches fire, as Jackson's did during an accident while filming a Pepsi commercial. Later, his nose flies off, and is booted and squashed on a dance floor -- a not-so-subtle reference to Jackson's surgically tortured face.

But what has Jackson most upset are scenes featuring Eminem, in Jackson garb, sitting on the edge of a bed as young boys bounce on the mattress behind him. At one point in the song, Eminem raps, "Come on, little kiddie, on my lap." Facing child-molestation charges, Jackson clearly isn't in a mood to just laugh it off.

"I am very angry at Eminem's depiction of me in his video," Jackson told comedian Steve Harvey on Harvey's Los Angeles radio show. "I feel that it is outrageous and disrespectful. It is one thing to spoof, but it is another to be demeaning and insensitive."

So last week, Jackson demanded that all music cable networks remove "Just Lose It" from their rotations. Only Black Entertainment Television (BET) has agreed to do so, citing their long relationship with Jackson and an unwillingness to "disparage Michael's character, or that of any other celebrity." But neither MTV nor VH1 has any intention of pulling the video. In fact, between 7 and 9 a.m. Monday, the channels aired Eminem's video at least three times.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bet; eminem; jacko; kingofpop; michaeljackson; mtv
He's bad, so bad, you know it.
1 posted on 10/20/2004 11:37:41 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

While I have no love for Eminem, his videos are actually kinda funny.


2 posted on 10/20/2004 11:39:09 AM PDT by RockinRight (Bush's rallies look like World Series games. Kerry's rallies look like Little League games.)
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To: raccoonradio

"Tito, give me some tissue."


3 posted on 10/20/2004 11:40:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: raccoonradio

BET only stands up for free speech when they agree with it...

hipocrits.


4 posted on 10/20/2004 11:40:24 AM PDT by Nyboe
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To: raccoonradio

heres a thought michael, stop giving eminem so much material.


5 posted on 10/20/2004 11:44:29 AM PDT by beansox
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To: raccoonradio

Want to see the video? Go to http://launch.yahoo.com/ and click on Rap Videos. This song is #1 most viewed by a large margin.


6 posted on 10/20/2004 11:45:49 AM PDT by ikka
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To: raccoonradio

> Jackson is feeling the effects of fame's fickle nature

And Bill "it's all about the O" Reilly
is next in line for this lesson.


7 posted on 10/20/2004 11:51:01 AM PDT by Boundless (Was your voter registration sabotaged by ACORN? Don't find out Nov. 2. Vote early.)
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To: beansox

>>an unwillingness to "disparage Michael's character..."

They don't need to disparage it. Michael's doing a pretty good job of it himself.

>>So important was Jackson to MTV that it named its Video Vanguard award, given to artists who have made outstanding contributions to the music-video medium, in his honor. In recent years, however, whether because of Jackson's lack of cool or just his general creepiness, the network has stripped his name from the award.

My how the mighty have fallen

Jackson's albums aren't selling these days (he charges
racism--huh? he's whiter than I am...though it could
be changes in taste, lack of talent, or fans
abandoning him because now they see what he's really all
about.


8 posted on 10/20/2004 12:00:13 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Why is Eminem on Black Entertainment Television anyways?


9 posted on 10/20/2004 12:01:44 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (http://www.drunkenbuffoonery.com/mboards/)
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To: raccoonradio

. . booted and squashed on a dance floor -- a not-so-subtle reference . .
Hard-hitting analysis . . .
LET THE NOSES FLY WHERE THEY MAY!


10 posted on 10/20/2004 12:06:59 PM PDT by alcuin (getridofthateffinlooselipssinkshipsgesture)
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To: ikka

Musically, the video for Lonestar's "Mr Mom" was more to my taste but both that video and the Eminem one are
equally funny :)


11 posted on 10/20/2004 12:11:00 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Allegedly, he's a rap artist.

It's interesting that Michael Jackson helped to make MTV popular; I think when they first started they didn't
want to run his videos but once they did (feeling he was
more pop than R&B) they became huge successes and MTV and
MJ both rose to great financial success (and MTV wouldn't
be running rap at all if not for the fact that one of
its execs' sons was very interested in rap and the music
channel decided to take a chance on it. "Yo! MTV Raps"
and rap videos in general proved to be successful, also.


12 posted on 10/20/2004 12:14:45 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

this can all be cleared up if MJ would just LEAVE THE CHILDREN ALONE! its real simple.


13 posted on 10/20/2004 12:17:10 PM PDT by beansox
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To: beansox

If he's conviced, will BET remove their MJ videos?


14 posted on 10/20/2004 12:18:36 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

convicted, I mean...yuck, my typing!


15 posted on 10/20/2004 12:19:03 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
But neither MTV nor VH1 has any intention of pulling the video. In fact, between 7 and 9 a.m. Monday, the channels aired Eminem's video at least three times.

I remember when Jacko had one of his mega-tours in the 1980's (it may have been the Thriller tour) he laid down all kinds of "conditions" that had to be met before he would deign to appear in a city. One was that the local newspaper had to run ads for the concert gratis. And some did, too, although there was much grumbling about it.

(steely)

16 posted on 10/20/2004 12:19:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Fortunately, fhe Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: raccoonradio
Martha Stewarts in prison but Jackson is'nt ?...
How'd that happen ?
17 posted on 10/20/2004 12:23:16 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: raccoonradio

Love the Mr Mom video! Haven't seen Eminem's yet and couldn't get it to play from Launch. I imagine I will catch it someday.


18 posted on 10/20/2004 12:28:19 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (From one of my 13 yr old's friends"If Kerry is the question, the answer is Stupid")
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To: hosepipe

One is white and a woman...the other is Martha Stewart


19 posted on 10/20/2004 12:28:51 PM PDT by hattend (I'm on the Mark Steyn Ping List! I'm somebody!)
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To: raccoonradio

why is MJ on bet in the first place. hasnt he done everything physically possible to erase all the "african american" in him anyway?
LOL!


20 posted on 10/20/2004 12:28:53 PM PDT by beansox
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To: raccoonradio; vikingchick; bd476
Hysterical! Thanks!

VC/bd, check this out. (Click on Eminem "Just Lose It" - after test video runs for few sec, click that you can see it)

21 posted on 10/20/2004 12:53:56 PM PDT by Bonaparte (twisting slowly, slowly in the wind...)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
"Why is Eminem on Black Entertainment Television anyways?"

Because inside of him, he's blacker than they are.

22 posted on 10/20/2004 12:55:32 PM PDT by Bonaparte (twisting slowly, slowly in the wind...)
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To: raccoonradio

Jackson has not quite caught on to the fact he is a has been and no longer has any juice.


23 posted on 10/20/2004 12:56:45 PM PDT by Casloy
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To: ozaukeemom
"...couldn't get it to play from Launch."

Try link at post 6. Select "Just Lose It." Window will open and run video test. If you can see sample video, click that you can see it. New window will appear with the eminem vid.

24 posted on 10/20/2004 1:00:52 PM PDT by Bonaparte (twisting slowly, slowly in the wind...)
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To: Bonaparte

Nothing opened when I went there. :(


25 posted on 10/20/2004 1:16:01 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (From one of my 13 yr old's friends"If Kerry is the question, the answer is Stupid")
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To: ozaukeemom

It should work--make sure that if you have one of those pop-up killer programs that you click on it and hold down the CNTL key. That should work...hopefully you have a broadband or DSL connection which should make it come up pretty quickly


26 posted on 10/21/2004 8:56:44 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: beansox

I'm a Caucasian and he's whiter than I am!

Only in America can a poor black boy grow up to become a rich, white, woman.


27 posted on 10/21/2004 8:58:04 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I am not a huge fan of Eminem's except to say his rap style is very unique and I can appreciate it. I don't appreciate the vulgarity in his songs. I think this video is good....he skewers a guy that has been molesting kids for a long time and had been getting away with it.


28 posted on 10/21/2004 9:03:24 AM PDT by PilloryHillary (John Kerry is a traitor! johnfkerrysucks.com)
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To: raccoonradio

Somehow it worked this time. Too funny!


29 posted on 10/21/2004 9:06:26 AM PDT by ozaukeemom (From one of my 13 yr old's friends"If Kerry is the question, the answer is Stupid")
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