Manipulations


This blog contains manipulated content used only for illustration purposes! Please vote at the bottom of the blog!

Earlier I wrote a blog called Virtual rape, about the disrespectful videos and pictures out there of Michael. Videos and pictures that almost always has a sexual character. A lot of you felt offended by this blog, you would never do something like that.. Yet more and more seems to fall for this, and this time I will show you some of the pictures. I didn’t do that the last time, out of respect for Michael, but in this blog you will only find manipulated photos of Michael.

No real pictures.. consider yourself warned by now.

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These pictures are used as Twitter or Youtube backgrounds, or in forum signatures. There are even topics on forums, dedicated to these pictures, and everybody paste all the pictures they can find of this type.
It seems like most of you find these pictures (and Michael) smoking hot, though some of you get a strange feeling by looking at these pictures. I am one of those that get this strange feeling.

I do find Michael good-looking, adorable and hot too. But not in these pictures. I think he was hot being just Michael – being himself, and not only the young Michael, but the one from all the stages of his life.
One of the pictures I have found, shows Michael in a sleeveless t-shirt and muscular arms. The reality is that this image, is made of Will Smith’s body and Michael’s head. It has nothing to do with reality, Michael never looked like this and frankly I find this picture a little repulsive.

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I thought you found MICHAEL hot? Do you love Michael or Will or do you want a hybrid? Wasn’t Michael as himself, good enough for you, since you are drooling over pictures like this? Every picture I am showing you here, only has Michael’s head – the rest belongs to someone else. Click the pictures to see the original photo. If you love Michael, don’t you find it a little disrespectful, to manipulate his image like this?

Does good and loyal fans even need to twist his image like this at all? Aren’t we uniting to protect and preserve the real Michael Jackson? Instead of that “make-believe” that the press made, and many people still believe are the real Michael. Some of the photos in this blog, were found in a forum that has the subtitle; the real friends of Michael.. Hmm..

Well, I know most fans see it as their mission, to teach the world about the real Michael Jackson, and many really does that, but these pictures are not supportive in that. And spreading them among the other fans in forums or social medias, will only make it harder to portray the real Michael.

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If I have to put this in clear talk, these pictures are lies. They don’t portray Michael as he really was, and they don’t consist very much of Michael. They are made up, make-believe, product of someones fantasies but most of all; lies.
We didn’t like the way the media lied about Michael, that is something we can agree on without any big discussion. But is it okay for the fans to lie about him?

Aren’t we just doing the same the media did for his whole life? Lying about him and portraying him as something else?
This link is to a collage of manipulated photos of Michael, the original photos are there as well. And once again the word Virtual rape comes to my mind, because he was not like this and he would never participate in photo shoots like this. So I don’t think he would like to be portrayed like this..

Think about what type of fan you are. Do you want to protect and preserve the real image of Michael or this?

If you believe he is alive, respect his privacy. If you believe he is gone, respect his memory..

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  1. pearl goen
    July 31, 2010 at 18:29

    i agree if you cant accept michael the way he is now than you are in the wrong place michael is a very well dressed gentleman he also ackts like a gentleman because he is and yes he looks very handsome even now we all change as we get older i would love to look like i did many years ago but i dont and neighter does michael it bothers me that most of the pictures i see of him are of earlier years that tells me most people want the past lets enjoy the now and future it is every bit as good even better lets respect the man who has brought us together enjoy mj for who he really is not what you want him to be i love you michael just the way you are i wouldnt change a thing about you i am here for you love you

  2. evamj
    July 31, 2010 at 20:40

    Thank you for this great Blog Zil. I truly hate those pics.. Its disrespectfull.. And they are true MJ fans right? Than you should love Michael like he is and not just add a nice body… And I see people tweet: When I watch his goldpants I get #Mikegasm… although some girls who say that are like 12! Disguisting if you ask me…

  3. carmen_jessie21
    July 31, 2010 at 21:16

    No,he would never participate in photo shoots like this,he was too humble and decent and he wouldn’t even think about it.What’s wrong with you people,why are you trying to distort Michael’s image,do you think it is not enough media did it his entire life?What about the future,the next generation will be confused about how the real Michael was.I’m sure he would like we preserve his real image and not lieing about him,he was surrounded by lies whole his life.Yes,virtual rape comes to my mind too…

  4. July 31, 2010 at 21:24

    A couple of times I have confronted people using these photos on Twitter and YouTube, and the answer “What is wrong with it? It is FAN made” is not unusual.

    But FAN made does not always mean aprobiate.

  5. karen
    August 1, 2010 at 01:58

    I’m actually embarrassed of photos like these. Where are these peoples morals and values in their lives? Is their self esteem so low that they need to draw attention to themselves by using and abusing the image of MJ? Not the kind of friends MJ would need, these photos are no better than the photos you see in tabloids, all lies…I do artwork and I try to see other aspects of MJ…like the shoes that he danced in and the strength from within expressed in his hand movements. Their is more to MJ than the fantasy of sex…Many of us know how to use photoshop and programs like them. If you want to show off your talent then it would be nice to see some positive messages of MJ and what HE was passionate about and the things he cared about…

  6. livinofthewall
    August 1, 2010 at 18:31

    Very wise words Zilda. These people are acting like the media, putting lies all over the internet with these pictures who aren’t Michael at all! Again no respect for the man or his family. This is just sad. Why aren’t the people who are making these pictures do something good for our planet instead of spending so much time to create these lies…..

  7. August 2, 2010 at 21:44

    you’re true my friend and i agree too, its all so shamful to those all people or fans, i think i didnt told you, i’ve stopped many of fans here in my country on a social networking site orkut..first when i saw these pics..i didnt got wat it is, but i’d believe it wasnt Mike, coz i know he never did anything like this, he was so shy and truly saying i’ve lots proud on him for it…
    Its true that many fans using these for their purpose, when i asked a one person for it, she told me that she want to show people he wasnt gay, but its so wrong, coz by it they hurting him and all fans, we know that he deserved all praises like hot etc..but we should respect n love him as a kind n beautiful person…not a hot kina stuff…
    Thanks zilda…i am glad to know you, and i’ll keep continue this message to all, God n MJ will bless you…tc

  8. August 4, 2010 at 11:24

    I have added a poll in this blog, please vote if you have read the blog..;)

  9. Javiera
    August 4, 2010 at 23:07

    Oh, come on!! That photoshop aren’t too bad like you think, are only photos that fan made with love for Mike, and not all are so sexual, some are really cute, you are very blind, and Zilda is the guilty, because we’re not living in the 15th century, we are living in the year 2010 and we have to have an open mind, so, the real things that are insulting to Mike are the tabloids, the idiots that still think that Mike is a pedophile, that people are bad and dangerous, so you have to be worried for that people, and not for a few little photoshops. PLus, you’re only thinking that are going to offend Mike, but, have you ask him if this really hurt him? I don’t think so…

    • August 4, 2010 at 23:42

      But you did ask him I have to pressume then? And he said it was okay?

    • Daphne-Vickie
      October 2, 2010 at 01:53

      That’s not love that’s lust and Michael wasn’t about lust, he asked us not to believe the tabloids and you think it’s okay to promote the same crap they did….LIES LIES LIES, so for me you’re not honoring Michael’s legacy and who he truly was. You’re the blind one and standing in the corner of the tabloid junkies and not on the side of Michael, and if he were alive I believe HE WOULD say things like that do HURT HIM, because it’s NOT HIM!!!!!! Open your eyes Javiera, and quit buying into the HYPE, HONOR MICHAEL JACKSON’S MEMORY AND RESPECT THE FACT THAT HE WAS NOT THAT KIND OF PERSON OR MAN…TRUTH OVER FANTASY, WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE?

      • Vhenz
        October 3, 2010 at 06:11

        .,why are the other fans too sensitive???Michael would love it for sure if he could only see these pics…

  10. Javiera
    August 5, 2010 at 00:58

    I only sayd that this photoshops aren’t all bad like you think, are only innocent fan mades, but anyway, if you don’t like this, only don’t seeing it, is very simple, not because one person hate something, that thing have to de destroyed. For example, I hate tomatoes, I can’t even smell a tomatoe because I think that is disgusting, but because I hate it I’m not going to burn all the tomatoe’s plants in the world, because there are people that love eat and drink tomatoes, like there are fangirls that love this photoshops, so I think that you have to do the things that you love, and left the others do the same thing

    P.S.: I hate talk about this, so I’m going to hear myself and not read this post

    • August 5, 2010 at 03:33

      But what about those that finds this to be very disrespectful to Michaels memory? You don’t care about those?
      You think people/fans generally should be allowed to distort the image of Michael as much as they want, because a minority of fans finds it funny or have some sort of fantasy going? Isn’t that sort of selfish to think like that?

      The media distorted the public image of Michael for years. He went to trials accused for sexual molestation. And yet you think it is okay to portray him in these images as some kind of sexual object? – and I am talking about those with sexual undertones, not photoshop art in general. On one side you call him an angel, and on the other side he is portrayed as a stud. In the pictures used in this blog, not one of them contains more that his head. All bodies belongs to others. These pictures have nothing to do with Michael whatsoever..

      Just because it is fanmade does not mean it is respectable. Especially when it comes to Michael it is very hard for fans to claim respect and truth about him, if they or others are doing or accepting this at the same time. And some fans are working very hard to get the media to tell the truth about Michael, in case you haven’t noticed.

  11. BilieJean1981
    August 5, 2010 at 14:46

    Hello everyone,

    P.S.: If you wonder why I refuse to speak of him in past tense then that’s because I feel his spirit is still here with us & he’ll live forever inside our hearts! πŸ˜‰ He’s NOT gone! His L.O.V.E. is here to stay!

    I want to start off by saying that I’ve been a Michael Jackson fan since I was about 12 years old & I’m 28 now. I highly respect him! I love this man from the bottom of my heart & feel that he’s angelic, sweet, funny, mesmerizing, incredibly talented, highly intelligent…just unique in every way. There will never be anoter person as beautiful as him! He’s beautiful inside & out & his inner beauty is shining through his eyes! He is healing the world a little bit each day with the pure love in his heart! I feel his spirit, his presence evey day & everywhere I go. I do not only love Michael Jackson…NO…I’m madly deeply in love with him & I’m attracted to him as every woman in her right mind. πŸ™‚ Michael Jackson is an awesome very spiritual human being but one can’t deny his sex appeal & with his dance moves he is adding fuel to the fire. He’s a very handsome, sexy man! How is it disrespectful to think about him like that? It only matters how you express an opinion so noone will feel offended. Isn’t he just lovely? Words can’t express how much love I feel for him!

    I understand where you are coming from BUT doesn’t every Michael Jackson fan have the right to have his/her own conception of him & express their emotions as long as it doesn’t do any harm? We can all relate to him for different reasons. He unites so many people from all over the world & he wouldn’t be so successful if he wasn’t mass apealing! Some people not liking it, is not a valuable argument to not create these pictures which I’m not doing anyway. Certain people will like something others won’t. That’s the way life is. He touches the hearts of billions of people like no other human being & it’s only natural that opinions differ. Variety makes the world go round. πŸ˜€ Some (and I mean just SOME, not ALL!) of these pictures are incredible artwork in my opinion. They are sexy but not over the top & as long a we all know it’s photoshop, it’s fine, isn’t it? This is NOT ruining his reputation by any means. This is by no means bringing him down like media lies.

    People who still claim that he is a pedo & make fun of him are the ones who try to bring him down! I’m disgusted with these people. Every person who “knows” Michael, who watches his interviews & really listens to his message is well aware that this man has a heart of gold & couldn’t do any harm to anyone! Such ignorance makes me cry.

    The only thing I’m really worried about is how this could influence children & teens. To see these pictures might not be healthy for them. BUT then again his dance moves would have to be restricted as well but they belong to him. We all know what I’m referring to so that I don’t have to go into detail. He’s a human being & as close to PERFECTION as can be! So, please do NOT blow this up into a major issue. I’m so happy that Michael finally receives so much love & gets so much R.E.S.P.E.C.T. from everywhere & the list of people who don’t like him is decreasing as you can’t shut out love forever. People start seeing his true colors & his Army Of Love is steadily growing! I’m truly thankful for this!

    Sending you loads of L.O.V.E.! XXX

    IN THE END WE ARE ALL FANS OF THE KING OF POP – MICHAEL JACKSON!!!! He wouldn’t want us to fight!

    Dear Michael,

    words can’t express how much love you! You’re wonderful, incredible, beautiful…I love you so!

    • Daphne-Vickie
      October 2, 2010 at 02:05

      I would say yes…but I can’t…because if it disrespects WHO he is then they shouldn’t do it. You think that “people who still claim the is a pedo & make fun of him are the ones who try to bring him down!” They’re not the only ones, ANYONE who disrespects who Michael is and was, videos, media ppl, pictures that aren’t true to him, bring him down, and if you agree with any of it, then you’re bringing him down too.

  12. Javiera
    August 6, 2010 at 01:30

    Thanks BillieJean πŸ˜‰ I’t true, everybody here are Mike’s fans, we can’t fight between the other fans, we have to fight against the media, against that people that made all this damage to Mike, this photoshops don’t hurt nobody, but the media hurt, and a lot, Mike and his fans are very hurt and that stories are making a lot of damage, specially now, when non-beLIEvers are very sad for the 1 year of his death, and beLIEvers are very worried about his come back, but we’re all fan, we have to fight against the lies, that pictures aren’t nothing compared with all that media lies

  13. KiraLovesMichael (VampKira)
    August 6, 2010 at 09:18

    In a nice way… I would like to slap “billie jean” and “Javeria” upside their poor misguided heads!! πŸ™‚
    But alas, something tells me that the effort would be futile. 😦

    If if you can’t understand why it is WRONG to take and manipulate , IE: FAKE, ALTER, DECIEVE, DISRESPECT and dishonor Michael by photoshopping his pics in THOSE ways…I can’t help ya! πŸ™‚

    So….Ok… so you’re saying I can take a PUBLICLY posted pic of anyone, even YOU and place you in a position of such that is totally unlike your character, totally going against every moral value, and going against every thing you have spent your entire life trying to project yourself as, and to get people to understand who you are inside, and what your message is??? Really?? I HIGHLY doubt it!
    Can you honestly say if Mike was shown those pictures he would laugh it off?? NO I don’t think you really know him at all if you think that. He would be shocked, embarrassed, and above all HURT!! He was manipulated his whole life!! *sigh** No hate or disrespect yo you, honestly…but COME ON!!! Think about it hon….

    Sorry if I seem a bit harsh Zilda… it’s late and I am just so sick of these kind of slights to his character that I’m partially mad methinks! πŸ™‚ Plus it’s late and I’m still awake. ( Like Michael I suffer constant and severe insomnia)

    • August 6, 2010 at 11:52

      That’s okay, VampKira – I had to take break because I get these stupid arguments on Twitter as well.

      Javiera and BilieJean1981; It is never okay to mess with others public images, I believe we can agree on that. And that the media did it for years to Michael, and that was NOT okay?
      You say these manipulations are harmless because we fans know they are fake. What about those that are not fans and don’t know these pictures are fake? Those that still believe MJ is a child molestor and sexual deviant? Do you think these pictures will help these people see the real MJ? They won’t. They will just add to all the nasty arguments, they have been using for years and years.

      And no you are right, I did not ask Michael if he is hurt by pictures like this, same way as you didn’t ask if he was okay with them. All I can base it on, is the way we knew Michael, and he would never do photoshoots like this. He would never put himself on display like this. And I know that because if he did, he would have done it himself. He didn’t.
      Michael was/is if you have forgotten this little detail a man past his 50’s, yet he is displayed as a young man in many of these pictures. He never belonged to a generation where things like this was okay. I know that because I belong to the same generation.

      • evamj
        August 6, 2010 at 12:20

        Thanks Zil, I absolutely agree. I am sure people here would also not like it to see theirselves like that on a pic. With someone elses body. And Michael is not different than us.

  14. dom
    August 6, 2010 at 14:56

    its a difficult one really. when fans droole over Michael in gold pants or some other sexy outfit then argueably that could be disrespectful?!i dont know, i guess when you become a popstar you are inviting people to have crushes on you & be physcially attracted to you & have fantasies over you.i have many fan friends who send me photo manipulations that are pornographic more than anything & i must admit i look at them & i have told my friends that i think it is disrespectful although i admit i do enjoy them & I fantasize about Michael like any other fan- i dont think there are any MJ fans who dont fantasize about him occasionally.

    • August 6, 2010 at 15:09

      But you see; Michael in goldpants or a sexy outfit is still Michael 100%. This is perhaps 10% Michael, 90% something else.

      I don’t like the obsession some have about the goldpants etc, but still those pictures are real. Those shown in this blog is fake, made up, made only to either potray him as a object or make fun of him. And that is not okay imo.

  15. BilieJean1981
    August 6, 2010 at 15:01

    I certainly agree when you say it’s not ok to distort his image. It’s not only NOT OK. I HATE that. He’s a loving & caring person with more love in his heart than anyone else I’ve ever known or heard of, not the weirdo people try to make him! If people come to me calling him “Wacko Jacko” or something I really get upset easily. Then you’ve got to get out of my way quickly! I will always stand up for him & I want justice to be served! AND if I see photoshopped pics going to extremes like showing him almost naked & such I’m completely against this. THIS is tasteless, disrespectful & disgusting. Like that pic in which the person is only wearing underwear that is displayed above. It’s pretty obvious, it’s manipulated though! I don’t tolerate these. That’s why I emphasized the fact that I think some pictures are ok & some are not. Him hugging or kissing a woman isn’t disrespectful to me AT ALL! Fans like to picture themselves kissing Michael for example. Who wouldn’t want that, right? πŸ˜‰ These are the pictures I think he wouldn’t mind because he knows how much he means to his fans & that they adore him! Others just reducing him to a sex object are those which would hurt him deeply & I absolutely agree with that. It’s important that the manipulated photos still can be associated with love & not merely sex! He’s much more than that. I really feel that the purity of his soul really is on an angelic level & I’ve never seen someone like this before. His love goes way beyond humanity. He is a God-like figure. I believe in God Almighty & I’m not trying to say that he is God but he said that he tries to imitate Jesus & I think he does an amazing job. You can really feel that he’s sent fromΒ΄up above for a higher cause if you know what I mean?! πŸ™‚ He’s intriguing in every way possible. You wanted to know if it was fine with me to be photoshopped into pictures. I’m not a celebrity & I would certainly have a huge problem if I saw the media spreading lies about me every day while they create a peson who has nothing to do with me! This is hell & Michael has to face this all the time still smiling & standing strong. I’m so impressed with his strength! Kudos! If you are famous you are expecting such things and Michael is well aware of everything going on around him. I once found a photoshopped picture of him hugging young Elizabeth Taylor in a very loving way. Michael would definitely love that one while it’s not real too. There’s a HUGE difference between sexy yet classy pics or simply erotic pictures. Don’t you think? Apart from that most of these photoshopped pictures are so obviously fake that hopefully noone will believe they are real if they are fans or not!

    @VampKira & @Zilda: Of course I know that it’s wrong if you FAKE, ALTER, DECEIVE to DISRESPECT or just take it too far & it isn’t futile to slap in the face if I need to be. LOL πŸ˜€ I just see things from a different perspective. If people have good intentions & just take the wrong path you still have to acknowledge that & don’t just write them off. Michael wouldn’t do that. He even said that haters are actually your biggest fans. He’s so amazing that I’d need a complete new dictionary to put it into words, right? πŸ˜€ Of course such pictures don’t help people who hate on him to love him but people who don’t love & despise him instead are those who refuse to let love in & as much as it hurts if people do not want to like someone, they just won’t which is sad & I’m striving to shut haters up as often as possible & to win them over to team Michael because he deserves all the love in the world! HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH MICHAEL JACKSON? It took me just 3 seconds & there was othig I could do about it. He’s magical & he blew me away! If he gets your heart, he gets it completely & forever. You just have to open it.

    If you don’t agree with me & think my arguments are stupid that’s fine with me because you have a point & I hope I made mine clearer now? I always respect other people’s opinions trying to never get rude but to stay focused. That’s one of the things Michael made me learn. He makes me want to become an (even) better person every day. Spread love, not war! πŸ™‚

    I really love this blog & I just signed the petition wanting media lies corrected! Keep up the good work & make people open their eyes! Thanks a lot for caring so much!

    L.O.V.E.!!! :*

    • August 6, 2010 at 15:25

      I acutally understand your point, BilieJean1981, but for me it is the principle of it. Where to draw the line between harmless and disrespectful? Where to draw the line between okay and not okay? Who is to determine to what extent a fan can manipulate a photo without hitting any kind of defamation?

      I don’t think it is possible to set up guidelines for this..

      Just to show you.. this picture/wallpaper is photoshop made too and manipulated, but this is not manipulated in the sense that it portays MJ’s head on a strangers body. This is still 100% Michael and that makes it okay in my opinion:
      http://gi0007.photobucket.com/groups/0007/JE638GEUUS/SSMJ_KB09.jpg (just a random example..)

  16. BillieJean1981
    August 6, 2010 at 16:17

    Thanks, dom. I agree with you. I feel the same way. That’s what I was trying to say. Very many girls & women are attracted to Michael Jackson because of his personalty AND his looks. I don’t know…billions? πŸ˜› They admire him & they are dying for a man like this, gentle, honest & not afraid to express his emotions. He’s got everything a woman could possibly dream of in a man. He knows that women are attracted to him & that fact is flattering, not embarrassing (I’m not talking about the pics now!)! They for sure go crazy over him & therefore are driven to these “manipulations”. They don’t mean to do any harm! The love he radiates is so magical. I’m falling for him over & over again. I could go on talking about him forever. My posts above are pretty long. Sorry. That’s really a lot to read. πŸ˜‰

  17. BillieJean1981
    August 6, 2010 at 17:00

    Yay! πŸ˜› The correction of my typo worked! I just can’t stand typos especially when it comes to Michael his songs. So, BilieJean1981 is me of course.

    Hey Zilda,

    I just pressed the refresh button & saw your post. That pic is really amazing & you’re absolutely right. It’s really hard to draw the line. I just can understand if girls freak out over him & we know he enjoys the screaming & the fainting! Then they end up photoshopping pics. If the vulgar one are exchanged between friends or they keep them to themselves I think it’s ok as well but the moment they are spreading all over the inet things are getting out of hand. That’s what Michael definitely wouldn’t want to see. 😦

    There’s one more point that came to my mind earlier. Don’t the ones who despise him usually describe him as gay or androgynous or even asexual? So, as weird as it sounds they might actually like these pics calling it “NORMAL”. Yeah, right. What the heck?

    It broke my heart when I heard Michael say that he wrote a song like Earth Song which actually has a true meaning & he’s called a weirdo while other people write lines saying:”Girl, I wanna get in the hot tub with you & rub you all over!” (I’m just quoting Michael!) & this is called normal in our society! You’re so right, Mike. I couldn’t agree more. This is really, really sad. πŸ˜₯

  18. pooja
    August 21, 2010 at 12:14

    all The ppl who r doing such bad pictures for MJ this isnt fair this media is doing all thses no causes xpect for theri publicity as they dont hav any other wrk instead of doing such bad thng’s to a innocent person who has done nothng..!! we dont agree to this tat MJ is one among all thses its all a faulty new’s all the people who are doing this must stop it ! so guyz any1 who u see doing such bad thng’s to a grt person lik MJ plez do stop it and even though its ur best friend n aming ur family members tel thm tat doing this all ppl around u wld curse on u badly all thses pictures done by who so evr wil nevr be 4givn ur doing a grt sin by puting a inncent person into thses kind of undescribable thng’s whch isnt fair..!!

    some day the person who is doing this will itsfl understnd tat wat ur doing is fairly wrong..!! we all the dear MJ fans are gonna stop wat is being done to MJ..u guyz are manupalating MJ’s In a very bad way..!!

    MJ we all knw u how ur a kind person how nice person ur a person who is comapred to be god!! tat shows tat ppl hav no respect tat shows how much ppl r jealous of u
    MJ wit ur kindness n sweetness u hav saved mny ppl around u n given many inspirations..Dear MJ u hav come up with a ggrt difficulties into a grt positon ur really a grt inspirations to me..!! aftr ma mom its u MJ who is really gonna give a inspirations
    * LOVE U MJ MISS U MJ* plez be bck 4 us `!

  19. Javiera
    September 8, 2010 at 23:49

    I think the last photo, the big after the poll, isn’t so sexual, even I think is cute

  20. Rachel39
    September 9, 2010 at 06:25

    I dont think he would approve…I know that I dont feel comfortable..yes we find him attractive and we have for years but this I feel is inapproriate…he is a private person…a gentleman as he always said..therefore, he would not approve…of course, you have your opinions I have mine…
    when I was 12 I was watching Billie Jean, and Beat it videos…dont get me wrong I found him cute as well..but that was a different time…kids today can manipulate photos and such…if I had a kid, I can tell you they wouldnt be doing that on twitter or anywhere else…

    • lisalittleme
      September 9, 2010 at 12:30

      I agree with you Rachel39. Michael is a very handsome man and I think his fans should remember him like he was..
      The photoshopped pictures make me sick and this is not my way of fun in life and yes they are very inapproriate.
      The PS pictures are not showing the right Michael but someone the fans wants him to be and what about his future fans. When they google Michael Jackson a ton of screwed up pictures will be there. I am glad I lived in an era where I got to see the REAL Michael Jackson and not the ones where he looks like porn star..

      This is sad.. Really sad

  21. hattie
    October 2, 2010 at 19:57

    i have no problem with the photoshopped pictures. they are fun. i have a problem with the words the media have of describing michaels character. if it takes that kind of pictures to get people to keep mj legacy alive and to keep talking about him im all for it. as long as he is still talked about he willbe alive in our hearts and mind. and the next generation will learn of him through us. these pic show that we love him enough to copy and that great

  22. Evgeniya Grande
    October 2, 2010 at 20:11

    Absolutely disagree with author of this article.
    You wrote something about Michael’s kids. That one day they will surf the Internet and face these works… SO THANKS GOD they’ll see THESE instead of articles about his father accused as a phaedophile, or a picture him without a nose, or news that he’s not their father at all.
    Come on people! Michael’s life was not perfect – unfortunately he made us lots to talk about and to discuss.
    All these works (especially from Gella De) are like a tribute to him, the same as flasmobs, dancing, singing whatever..
    That’s how they wanted to see him – a simple human being, in love.. happy.. Didn’t you think about that?
    MJ is the most popular man in the world, so all these talkins, drawing etc are just the consequence of his polularity.
    Relax… these works are great. And I do really hope that MJ had a woman he loved, that he was happy, that there were another life.. beoynd the stage, the interview and court rooms… there were something that made him happy. And these pictures give me a chance to believe in it.
    P.S. I don’t mean pictures of him naked… this is really rude.

    • VampKira
      October 2, 2010 at 22:58

      *sigh*

      PLEASE re read my post. I think it’s clear in that why it is wrong….to me at least….

      *sighs*

  23. lisalittleme
    October 2, 2010 at 22:28

    No no no no and again no.. I’m sorry but I really have to disagree here..
    @Evegeniya you wrote ” That’s how they wanted to see him – a simple human being, in love.. happy.” Hmm I am sure if MJ wanted to been seen like this he would have made these pictures himself instead of being abused like he is in these pictures.. If I want to see Michael as he really was I would look at the REAL pictures of him instead of these insulting ones that are online..

  24. Liss Hampton
    October 3, 2010 at 00:15

    Completely agree with everything you say. I find these images very disrespectful, and poor Michael would be blushing with embarrassment.

    I once came across some drawings of Michael on a facebook profile that were practically porn. The user hadn’t even altered privacy settings so they were available for anyone to see. Now I’m not a prude and I’ll drool at Michael all day long, but creating something like that is just wrong.

    Well done for bringing this to the attention of many others. So called fans need to check they have a concience before creating and posting anymore VIRTUAL RAPE.

  25. Liz
    October 3, 2010 at 00:29

    I agree, this sort of thing does not represent Michael properly. I do not think he would approve of it.

    If his fans can’t show him a bit of respect, who will?

    Liz

  26. cca2010
    October 3, 2010 at 04:10

    I do find MJ good looking, adorable and beautiful – inside and out. BUT, BUT I LOVE Michael for being Michael, for the kind of heart and soul he had, for all the good he did to help others. His inner beautiful, and peace shines through

    • cca2010
      October 3, 2010 at 04:11

      but my comment is not meant to offend anyone in any way.

  27. Vhenz
    October 3, 2010 at 05:55

    .,I love Michael too..but I won’t judge the author of the edited pictures with Michael…I don ‘t think it’s her intention to disrespect him by those photos..may be it’s just her way to express how much she is in-love with him …I think some fans are just too sensitive…

    And I believe if only Michael could see these pictures he will absolutely love it and appreciate it the way the other fans did <3..

  28. Liss Hampton
    October 3, 2010 at 10:55

    @Liz I agree
    I don’t think people can compare this to us admiring him in Gold pants etc, at least those images are the real Michael Jackson. And what I really dislike are the images where he is shown as muscular….wth? If they can’t accept him for what he was then they can’t really love him surely. Why try and change something so perfect for your own pleasure?! There are plenty of muscle bound, self loving men out there to stare at, For me, Michael not being like that is another reason why I love him.
    Michael was not a meat head and his body was just fine thank you.

  29. Mags
    October 3, 2010 at 15:39

    Thank you so much for speaking out… all his life Michael’s image was manipulated by the press, so that the public would see him as they wanted. Now the fans are doing exactly the same thing with these disrespectful pictures. There are so many photo-shopped images around now – it’s getting difficult to know what’s real and what’s not. Michael was Michael – and we loved him for being just that … Michael. Stop making him into something he wasn’t all over again!

  30. Renie
    October 5, 2010 at 00:39

    Far more than whether or not it hurts Michael, and I agree that it does and is disrespectful, what about whether it hurts God. Is it okay for someone to do this to another human being according to God’s word? Unlike a lot of fans, I don’t think Michael was near “perfection” because he was human and I don’t think that Michael did not have sexual thoughts, etc., however, his values would be not to flaunt himself and his sexuality in a way that would hurt him or others. Michael is intelligent, caring, generous, smart, sexy, etc. and there are “others” in this world who are just as good. To say that there is no one else in the world like him, is saying that God only made one person virtuous. Yes, Michael is unique, there can be no other that IS him, but there are many kind, generous and loving people in the world…..we just don’t happen to see them all.

    Truthfully, none of us really know what Michael feels or would feel because we have not been that close to him…at least I haven’t. So I don’t presuppose anything, however, I believe based on what I do know about him and the character he showed, he would not agree with someone manipulating his image for the sake of sexual fantasy. Besides guys, grow-up. It’s better to have the real thing!! Fantasies only get you into trouble.

  31. noviademike
    October 5, 2010 at 02:04

    There are too many closed minds here, Zilda, VamKira and many others: – Michael is a man above all, extremely sexy, amazing, who has always demonstrated his charisma and sensuality as well as being a being so pure and noble heart .- An angel man .- There is nothing wrong with these photomontages, is a way to express love, if some of you do not like, well there you .-
    Why you do not argue and disprove those who have treated our sweet Michael as a monster, who has been invented for him so many atrocities, which have blamed abominable things, Michael being a pure and innocent enough to just look into beautiful eyes of him to notice .- If both of you are concerned about their image or memory, that did not defend him in this, in these gross lies that have been awarded and it saddened him so much? rather than foolishly criticize a form of expression that you do not like? That kind of love they feel for him? .- I am a believer, I feel alive, he is here with us, and I think he will be disappointed that so many people that say “fans” waste time and resources to criticize others fans for a few simple images that is the way to exalt the image of it each one has, not to defend him against his detractors.- The only real wrong here is a certain mentality retrograde difrazada of “respect” .-

  32. Sarah P
    July 30, 2011 at 23:28

    Some fans here are seriously fucked up, who cares if fans have made photoshops of Michael in a romantic pose, are you jealous it’s not you in the pictures with him…I MEAN COME ON! If these pictures were made to make Michael look like a pedophile (and there are plenty about) you would have a point, but they’re not.

    Get a life.

  33. Michaela
    August 3, 2011 at 21:09

    THANK GOD somebody is paying attention to it.I thought only I’m the one to get pissed off.I’ve casted my vote.Its virtual rape.You used the right word.What the f**k are these fans upto?They think they are showing there love for michael n their good hold over photoshop?Fail!!They are just showing,how low there feelings are.Sorry I’m being a bit rude but those fans should’ve thought it before doin’ it and now they deserve it.Honestly,when I see such pics I feel pity on Michael,how he’s being used like this just ‘cuz he couldn’t come over to evreyone to check what they are doin’ with his pics.I’m sure if he had seen any pic like this accidently,then he would feel terrible,embarassed,so embarassed that he would rather go to some hide-out or rehab.These fans should STOP RIGHT NOW!!If they think like this they can get near Michael like this then they are ABSOLUTELY WRONG.They are just losing respect in the eyes of Michael even though he doesn’t know each one of us personally.

  34. JM777
    July 1, 2012 at 06:32

    I’m a professional photographer and just recently stumbled upon Gella De’s manipulated photographs or herself with Michael Jackson. I must say that the dialogue around this is fascinating and all camps bring up good and important points. Gella De images are (in some cases) masterworks of photoshop. They actually make me sad when I look them. It is as if one is looking at a life that never was…both MIchael’s and hers. Are any of you familiar with the photographic work of CIndy Sherman? She photographed herself in what she called “movie stills”, set up moments that the viewer can determine what is happening. Very film Noir-ish. She became a very famous artist. Gella De’s work reminds me of Sherman’s work…that same sense of a captured moment that is made-up…a life that never was… it all very fascinating if you step back and think about it.

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