Actor Rupert Everett thinks Michael Jackson’s death is one of the best things that could have happened to the the freakish King of Pop. I’m not even disrespecting the dead — these are Everett’s words:
I think it was fortuitous that he died,” he said.
“He was supposed to be doing 50 concerts in London. It wouldn’t have mattered how good or bad he was. He wouldn’t have managed to do all of them and the press would have destroyed him.”
Rupert also claimed that it was the child molestation accusations that caused Michael’s early demise.
“He was a freak. He looked like a character from Shrek. He was a black to white minstrel,” Everett told the Daily Mirror.
“He was crucified by that court case when he was accused of child molestation – that killed him. He personified the pain and anxiety of a black man in a slave country. We all watched as he changed from black to white. He was living performance art.”
And though he felt that Jackson was racially confused — “We’re living in very strange times. We have Michael Jackson, a black man who has gone white, and we have President Barack Obama, who is a half white man gone black. It’s absolutely fascinating to watch” — he would have bedded the pop star in a minute. “I would have leapt at the chance of sleeping with Michael Jackson when I was 14.”
Well, what an asshole. I’m sure Michael’s family doesn’t think that death was the best option for their son, brother and father. I know that a major aspect of the art of celebrity is self-promotion, but there have to be more productive ways to keep in the spotlight other than verbally desecrating the dead.