Wednesday, July 01, 2009

On Michael Jackson

There is no one who more perfectly personifies the infantilization of American culture. His obsession with retaining the looks, voice, and attributes of a wide-eyed child is just an extreme version of the countless celebrities who have a string of plastic surgeries, stretching their faces tighter and tighter, in the vain hope of maintaining an image of perpetual youth.

1 Comments:

Blogger R said...

I agree with you. But, please note that he was the family bread-winner (a dozen or so people) and in a bright spotlight from age 11. Never had a real childhood nor normal adult life. Pressure was beyond what he (and most people) could endure.

12:10 PM  

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