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Why Michael needs his privacy

As the huge star and celebrity Michael is, he has all his life struggled with all the attention he got. Walking down the street, looking at windows was not an option, because it required a huge number of security around him.

In the book Moonwalk, Michael in his own words, describes fan crowds as being something of the scariest he ever experienced. They would rip his hair, grab and claw him, and he soon learned that the most important thing to protect was his eyes, for these chicks had nails.

Passing through a fan mob like that, would leave him with scratches, bruises and in physical pain.

Maybe these fans thought that their screaming and clawing attitude was a tribute to Michael, maybe they couldn’t control themselves, but Michael surely was scared to h… by this.

And this went on for his entire life. Not even the years out of the limelight, gave him freedom to walk down the street. Because if it wasn’t the fans, it was the press. Paparazzi’s on a constant look out for a photo worth lots of dollars. Hanging in trees, lamp posts, behind bushes – they were everywhere.

These paparazzi’s did not care about privacy at all. If they could get a picture of Michael in some kind of private situation, their day was saved, because the screaming fan mobs would buy anything with Michael. The paps acted like vultures, ready to make a strike down anywhere, anytime.

Michael’s relationship to the coloured press was something special. Tabloid medias would write just about anything, and they nicknamed him as a freak and portrayed him like that. If he did not provide them with stories, they would invent them themselves.
And no way they ever wrote something positive about him. Take a look at the charity and achievements mentioned elsewhere in this blog, there was so much good stuff to write about, but they never did.

Michael needed some privacy and he bought Neverland Ranch which was a huge place in an isolated location. Since he couldn’t go the park, he created his own. Filled it with magic and fun, and as the good-hearted person he is, he invited sick children to spent time in this magic place.  I bet they had a lot of fun there, no screaming fans, no press just a lot of space to be.
But although he lived at Neverland for many years, this would also come to an end. And again it was the press that kept fueling the fire that eventually made him leave Neverland.
Cruel allegations from a few greedy people and the press, who just wouldn’t let this opportunity go unnoticed, finally led to him fleeing Neverland Ranch, after the place was searched and wrecked by some 60 police officers.

In the end Michael was proven innocent by court, but not by the press who kept haunting him with slanderous stories for the rest of his life. And sadly many people just read the headlines and they believe anything in news medias.

Michael left the country for some time, he was many different places and I believe that in some of these places, he actually found some peace. But I don’t think he was happy. Being on the run from medias, who would love to see you torn apart, can not be fun.

He finally returned to USA, lived here and there, still haunted by the press, paparazzi’s and the fans who never let him down.
Walking down the street, looking at windows was still not an option and this had now lasted for at least 40 years.

June 25th 2009 was supposed to be the day he got some peace. But it didn’t really turn out that way for Michael. The media hype around his estate, and all the things that happened in the days before and after June 25th 2009, still eager the press to write their sensational stories.

And the fans? They are still there, still not letting him down. Loving him as much as always.
Some of them are still on the lookout for him, because giving him the peace he so needed is not an option for them. They believe he did this, because he wanted them to find him, and to uncover the rest of his life that the press has not yet revealed. They monitor everything, reports everything in public places like the Internet. Latest they even went to the tabloids to make sure it would get out there. Assuring that there will be no peace for Michael anywhere.

And sadly enough it seems like many of the stories this minor group of fans create, are just something made up. They think of them as clues, but really there are no clues. Just a man who needs some peace. And one more time; all the good things Michael did are once again ignored.

In the end it is the tremendous love for Michael that gave him such a haunted life. Without this great love from his fans, the press really had no reason to chase him like that. Because no matter what, the news stories was written for the fans, who is  a huge reader mass for the tabloids.

He loves his fans, no doubt about that, but they scare him too. It was Michael wish to get peace in June 2009, and now the fans needs to give him that.

I actually would like to end this blog with; You owe him that..

  1. msdanish
    May 16, 2010 at 15:18

    You’re right about him not being happy when he was abroad.. But it’s not only Michael who was hiding from the press.. His children was there as well and just imagne how it was for them… Not being able to live like “normal” kids.. Hanging out with your friends and have fun in a the park or mall.. They couldn’t do such a thing because the press chased Michael and they still do.. No one wants to live like this.. Everybody needs privacy wheter you’re Michael Jackson, Barack Obama or just a ordinary person like me..

    Just my 2 cents 🙂

  2. jamie
    May 17, 2010 at 09:15

    they need to leave him alone!

  3. Laura
    May 19, 2010 at 23:20

    Totally agree with Zilda! I already spreed your message! No other words…you said it all.
    Thank you from a true Michael’s supporter!

    • May 21, 2010 at 09:02

      Thank you, I just hope people would give him the peace he needs and stop all that sensational story making, that has very little to do with reality.

  4. June 1, 2010 at 17:04

    And now to turn the page …! Michael, first is paying for his choice … but it was vitally necessary .. .. we chewed, swallowed and digested all coming to understand the reasons and fans that we are to understand them one by one. Finally we came to a ‘successful .. michael is with us and for us.
    michael, your desperation was our despair ..
    now if you’re clear we are calm ..
    If you come back we’ll be there with you and for you … forever … this is not you ever doubt!

  5. the arabian nights
    June 3, 2010 at 15:58

    what concerns me and pains me so much is many people think that all the events leading up to, including and after 25th are all part of a game, a big adverture or that they are all part of a movie.

    some people really fail to realise that mike could be dead and thus our attention is distracted from the wrong doers or that mike may have had real serious reasons for 25th occurring.

    some seem so concerned that someone may have used their hoax information to produce a book, but dont seem to grasp that the book contains scandal about the very person they claim to love and support.

    some people support and admire that this author has produced the hoax book, that the author is a believer, without looking at the wider consequences and the potential for harm.

    this is not a game – this is about someones life or their death and their family, their kids and their friends.

    I want to say wake up please cant you see the harm but i just think that they are blinded by the big game they are playing, its a club and there is no room to another view.

  6. the arabian nights
    June 3, 2010 at 16:01

    lord knows my head hurts with all of this – how did mike cope with it for 45 years

  7. the arabian nights
    June 3, 2010 at 21:37

    i want to report that the pain was worth it – victory for mike – Pearl Jr has retracted her book and its no longer for sale


    thank you god for sparing mike and his family the contents of this book. a victory for michael – god bless you. x

    • livinofthewall
      June 3, 2010 at 23:40

      This isn’t just a victory for Michael but also a show of true colors…
      Friends saying whatever they can to profit from him and his name. We are glad to see they have changed their minds and have chosen to keep his privacy. Giving into the hoaxers who call themselves fans while professing LOVE for someone whose safety they have no concern for will only fuel the fire and keep MJ in constant fear. So we are glad the book is now on the NO DO list for the sake of Michael. He has given ENOUGH of himself its time we give back by giving him support.

  8. the arabian nights
    June 3, 2010 at 21:39

    god bless all the people that helped and their support – it was worth it for mike

  9. the arabian nights
    June 4, 2010 at 01:57

    look at this

    pearl wants to smoke mike out

  10. the arabian nights
    June 4, 2010 at 11:52

    mike is not an animal to be smoked out he needs his privacy if he is alive

    why joke and laugh about this – is it that funny to you?!

  11. the arabian nights
    June 4, 2010 at 16:46

    update : to my great disappointment the book is on sale via cd -:(

  12. the arabian nights
    June 19, 2010 at 20:26

    i believe that this topic is about the fans giving mike his privacy and possibly does not stretch to his friends, employees and family members who have sold stories, written books expoiting their friendship or association. in doing so they reveal details about michael’s private life and he loses his privacy. this gives the press/fans ample room to pass comments. i do not mean to be disrepectful but why is mrs jackson self publishing a coffee table book of private photo’s of michael with her narration? is this not a breach of his privacy – i suppose its something that only a mother can get away with? does preserving someones privacy end on their death? is everything to to be sold and exposed. is nothing just preserved for his memory within the family. i thus can see why michael had a will that prevented the use of his images, his name etc without license from the estate. i wonder if the estate will step in. another sad moment.

  13. Mitzi
    June 19, 2010 at 23:10

    Are we sure that the story about Mike’s mom is true?? I believe it came from TMZ and/or Showbiz411. I don’t trust these sources to reveal the truth. Maybe if network news or a reliable source printed it I might believe it. Be careful what you read from these internet sights. Michaels mom would NEVER betray him…she is the one who is protecting him, I am sure of that. So don’t be sad, most of this shit is just that…………and I feel the flame of sensationalism is dying slowly. Remember, most of the world thinks he is dead.

  14. Tanja
    June 26, 2010 at 14:51

    Just one short correction, MJ said “Let me bathe in my own time”, not “Let me breathe in my own time”…!

  15. the arabian nights
    June 29, 2010 at 18:36

    I wonder as things move on, whether what we concern ourselves with, though seemingly so pressing and so important at the time, that we HAVE to write… That we speak with so much passion, but very little do to we know of what he wanted. We don’t know if mike would have been so upset by some things, or whether he would have just laughed it off, or the actions of some would have confirmed his suspicions, or even if he would be at all bothered.

    I look back at some things… were they just storms in a teacup? Is this hindsight, or a better perspective? I wonder if it was worth my energy, time and passion – would mike have wanted me to stand firm, to stand up and be counted, fly the flag on his behalf, to be a contributor to a voice he does not now have?

    To me at times others closer seem better placed but don’t seem to fly that flag or be that voice or save that piece of privacy.

    To argue for someone’s rights when they are gone? Is this what he would have wanted? Are these just old battles that he fought and had come to terms with as he matured, part and parcel of celebrity… because you really can’t change people’s need for the inside story or gossip, or that flogged/sold/ betrayal of association or that piece of history or stage prop.

    Just thinking…in arguing for someone’s rights do they have to give you authority to speak for them … just wondering if we have that right?

    And then again in not doing so do we risk even more?

  16. Jon
    August 12, 2010 at 00:19

    He has plenty of privacy in Heaven. 🙂

  17. Beatriz
    August 24, 2010 at 20:59

    IF only fans knew he is really alive and safe, I´m sure most of them will calm down and go on with their lives. I´m talking about the real fans, those who really like, love and care him. I think I am one of them. There are some others I know. They will stop searching once they´re really convinced MJJ is alive and safe..and that obviously, prefers remain hidden and living quietly.

  18. futurecd
    September 17, 2010 at 17:38

    It was Michael wish to get peace in June 2009, and now the fans needs to give him that.
    Michael wish?

  19. Beatriz
    September 17, 2010 at 20:29

    All that and the similar opinions are right. But every single famous star knows these are the consequences of being so famous. It has been like that since the beginning. I wonder if there is no a formula for famous people, to keep his privacy?? Michael wanted to be famous. He tried hard to be loved. He knew the media, he knew the way the fans behave. He had mirrors to observe. Well, these are the results. Maybe he finally realized he and his kids were in the middle of a huge problem ..and he didn´t know what to do,..or he did?

    • livinofthewall
      September 17, 2010 at 23:00

      You have a point Beatriz but can you name 1 other celeberty who has been haunted, harrased, lied about and sued like Michael was? Is this really ok because that is the price of fame he had/has to pay? I really feel that he didn’t deserve to be treated like that and now he is haunted by some of his fans because they think he want that. I think this price of fame is way to high.

  20. Beatriz
    September 17, 2010 at 23:27

    I agree with you livinoftheway.. but all this mess is because HE´S MICHAEL, he´s so special, unique. As far as I can recall, any other celebrity has had such a life style and personality like him. Anyway, I agree with “privacy”. I think if I were him, I´d also be hungry of peace. Thanks for your comment.

    • livinofthewall
      September 19, 2010 at 14:18

      Yes he is Michael, unique, special, good looking (I can go on for hours here :)) but that doesn’t mean some have to go ballistic. Enjoy what he left us and leave him in peace thats what I want to say. oh and my name is LivinOfTheWall hahaha not way….:)

  1. September 15, 2010 at 22:04

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