Monday, June 29, 2009

A Bad Month for Celebrities

I am the most hypocritical person on the planet right now. Here's why.

A few days ago, I learned that Jacko died. I have done everything in my power since then to make jokes about the situation. Much to the chagrin of my, "friends," on Facebook.

Yesterday, I learned that reknowned pitchman, Billy Mays, had died. I made one joke (in good humor) and will leave it at that. Much to the chagrin of my, "friends," on Facebook.

For Jacko, they are displeased with the fact that I am disrespecting the dead. They are happy to be able to jump on the hype train that is his passing. More than half of the people that I have seen, "lamenting," his death couldn't even name one of his songs outside of Thriller. And when they see people like me who point out the fact that Michael Jackson, the idol and music genius, died many years ago to make way for Jacko the white female child molestor; they somehow feel the need to point out my inadequacies.

But then they find out that I am actually honoring Billy Mays, and they blow their tops all over again. "Geez, man. You didn't have any respect for MJ's passing, why Billy Mays?"

Well, for two reasons. While I consider Jacko's death to be when he decided to become a plastic cyborg, I refuse to lament him (even from the good old days) because he made the choice to become a freak of nature with a thing for boys younger than his most recent nose job. You can say whatever you want about his bad childhood. But he had a million times better childhood than most kids in America, so where is the basis for his whining about it?

Billy Mays, on the other hand, was a decent man. I didn't know much about him other than he convinced me to buy Oxi-Clean once, and that his commercials were fun to listen to. And anyone that can make commercials entertaining is pretty cool in my book. But like I said, I made one joke in good humor, and that's all I plan to say about Billy Mays. I respected him a lot more than Jacko (which was not at all).

So there you have it. I had no respect for Jacko when he was alive, where would it come from just because he died?

Doc out.

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