Jackson Dead; Why Follow? 19 replies

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Flash525

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#1 9 years ago

Yes it is related to the death of Michael Jackson, but this is a news article on a related matter. Not a direct one. Please see:

[COLOR=black]The man behind the world's biggest online Michael Jackson fan club has said heartbroken followers of the star have committed suicide because of his death.[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]A plea goes out to Michael Jackson fans amid fears a dozen have committed suicide Gary Taylor, president and owner of MJJcommunity.com, said he understood the tragedies had mostly taken place outside of the UK but he believed one may have been British.[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]"I know there has been an increase, I now believe the figure is 12. I believe there may have been one Briton who has taken their life," he said. "It is a serious situation that these people are going through but Michael Jackson would never want this. He would want them to live."[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Jesse Jackson, a friend of the singer, has recorded a YouTube film on the site urging fans not to "self destruct". He said: "This is a time when hearts are heavy. There is great pain but great cause to celebrate Michael's life. "It made Michael happy saying 'We Are The World'. Don't self destruct. "We fall down sometimes, we get back up. That's the right thing to do. In Michael's name let's live together as brothers and sisters and not die apart as fools."[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]MJJcommunity.com was formed 10 years ago by Mr Taylor, a London office manager, and has more than 14,000 online users and 30 staff worldwide. He said the singer's death had left his fans on the forum "in a surreal place". "They can't accept it, they feel in some sort of different reality," he said. "I'm stunned that he's dead. One minute he is coming here for concerts and the next he is gone. "I think the funeral will be where the reality kicks in that he is gone and won't be coming back, there will be a huge depression in the fan community when that happens."[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Thousands of Michael Jackson fans are expected to gather for a vigil on July 13 at the O2 Arena where the star was due to perform. They will assemble at Canary Wharf from 1pm before moving on to the 02 from 6pm.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]Talk about hardcore followers...[/COLOR] Source: Michael Jackson: Reports Of Fans Committing Suicide Emerge As Rev Jesse Jackson Makes Online Plea | UK News | Sky News




Warborg

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#2 9 years ago

They truly were mindless zombies




Snow_Flake

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#3 9 years ago
Warborg;4935479They truly were mindless zombies

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#4 9 years ago

I expected this. You've got to remember that the world is full of idiots: people commit suicide after lots of events, such as football games (a lot of African Chelsea supporters commited suicide after they were knocked out of the Champions League, for example), bands splitting up (Take That, lots of suicidal teen girls), et cetera.

Funny how people bond attractions to complete strangers so much that they are as devistated at their loss as they would be for the loss of a relative. Darwin doesn't want them anyway.




Fortune

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#5 9 years ago
Aerilon;4935469Yes it is related to the death of Michael Jackson, but this is a news article on a related matter. Not a direct one. Please see:[COLOR=black]Talk about hardcore followers...[/COLOR] Source: Michael Jackson: Reports Of Fans Committing Suicide Emerge As Rev Jesse Jackson Makes Online Plea | UK News | Sky News

Why should we care?

The truth is these people were probably not very sane to begin with. Life is hard, they wouldn't have lasted long, or contributed much anyway.




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#6 9 years ago

Remember when Kurt Cobain died? Copy-cat suicides the whole works...will this happen with MJ fans too we shall see.


[color=#000000][size=2][b][i]Heralds of the coming doom, Like the cry of the Raven, we are drawn, This oath of war and vengeance, On a blade of exalted iron sworn, With blood anointed swords



Oblivious

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#7 9 years ago

This just makes it more apparent to me that I always give the human race more credit than it deserves for having common sense.

To me, a true fan would have known the real MJ died nearly 20 years ago. Surprised they weren't contemplating suicide when MJ came back onto the scene White.




Zedo Mann

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#8 9 years ago

People who commit suicide just because someone else died are stupid.




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#9 9 years ago

Less people to pollute the Gene pool.


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NCC1017spock

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#10 9 years ago

Well no matter how weird he was later in life, but when he was really on the top of his game, before he went al weird on us, he was really like a king :P Not such much as the weird train took over his life, but I try to remember him for what he "was before" and not what the media, public opinion and his own wackiness turned him into....




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