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Subject: Jarvis Cocker vs. Michael Jackson, 1996

Written By: Suzy on 01/08/04 at 03:02 p.m.

I have just watched a programme on TV where they mentioned this story (I have taken it from  the http://microsites.nme.com/rock100/site/48.html website because it was easier so than to tell it in my own words):

48. Jarvis Cocker waggles his behind at Michael Jackson at the 1996 Brit Awards

The Brit Awards, 1996. Michael Jackson, dressed in white and bathed in celestial light, is healing poverty-stricken children onstage. At least, that's the idea behind the ludicrous stage show for the megastar's turgid 'Earth Song' - everyone at home just sees one man's grotesque delusions and some stage- school brats. By the time Jackson "blesses" an actor portraying a rabbi, "ludicrous" has become plain offensive.

Luckily for the nation, there was a man on the inside - Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, enjoying a post-'Common People' popularity wave that meant he could have walked into any British household and successfully demanded tea and sexual favours. Appalled by Jackson's self-aggrandisement, Jarvis leapt onstage, pretended to flash his skinnily iconic arse, had a dance, then sat back down. It was only at the aftershow party that he was asked to accompany police to the station, accused of assaulting child performers. The country awoke to breakfast news telling them that their adorably camp hero was actually a child-walloping thug. Of course, it quickly became apparent Jarvis had been deliberately maligned. "I do not go onstage and start shovelling kids over barriers because that's not my style," he announced, with characteristic flair. End Quote

Do you remember this story? I do and I remember I was upset at Jarvis when I heard it because I thought: "how, come he went on stage to ruin someone's performance"? But I didn't see the MJ show then we are talking about! After seeing it now on this programme I TOTALLY agree with what Jarvis did! Thumbs up for him! It is really one of the most disgusting performances I have ever seen. This grotesque and sick man called Michael Jackson plays some kind of Messiah.
And I think that's the most repulsive thing about MJ. He really seems to beleive himself to be some kind of Messiah. It is ridiculous. Someone please show this guy his real self!   >:(

Subject: Re: Jarvis Cocker vs. Michael Jackson, 1996

Written By: Mr_X on 03/17/04 at 02:15 p.m.

Nope. Don't remember it.  ::)

Subject: Re: Jarvis Cocker vs. Michael Jackson, 1996

Written By: Mr. Snrub on 03/17/04 at 03:52 p.m.

Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy!!!! Jarvis Did great when he did that!!!