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Are we that guilty on how we treated Michael Jackson when he was alive?

Gawker had a pretty concise rundown on how the MJ Memorial was going so far. If you click on the link, you’ll see an image of elephants being paraded down the streets. I know that the late King of Pop was his own media circus, but in death, can the man have some sort of peace?

While your favorite stars like Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Jennifer Hudson soulfully lament the star on stage, I think my stomach will be doing flips as Usher eulogizes MJ’s legacy with a moonwalk while the corpse lays in state on stage.

Why are we parading Mike’s body for applause?

Have the jokes, insinuations, paradoies and assaults on Mike’s character finally hit us in our own bread basket as we learn that the man was in debt, drugged up and a prisoner of his own celebrity? As we left MJ to face his own man in the mirror, alone, I don’t believe that we’re wrong in celebrating the life of someone who’s brought so much joy into our lives.

But where does the celebration end and madness begin?

I ask these questions because I, myself, am wondering where do we go from here. Amidst all the up-to-the-nanosecond updates from everyone who has a blog, media circus coverage and Papa Joe pushing his record label – we’re doing everything but propping the body up and letting folks take pictures with it.

What do YOU think? Are we going overboard in celebrating the memory of Michael Jackson? Speak on it!

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