As you may have already heard, mourners gathered at Michael Jackson’s star on Hollywood Boulevard yesterday to light candles and cry.
Here is a photo of the Michael Jackson they mourned.
Now while I knew Michael’s appearance had changed to more and more of that of a Caucasian man, I was shocked to see that it had changed that much.
The star they surrounded did not belong to the King of Pop. It was that of Los Angeles radio personality Michael Jackson, who must surely have been shocked to learn of his own death, to say nothing of the devotion he inspired among fans on Hollywood Boulevard.
Predictably, this mistake led to a few jokes about the fans of the King of Pop for gathering at the wrong Michael Jackson star.
Frankly, I thought this criticism was inappropriate. I, for one, was moved by their gesture. And by what it meant.
It meant they could read.
Now if we could just get them to stop lying down on the dirtiest street in Los Angeles.