Tape of Michael Jackson's anti-semitic rant released
Pop superstar Michael Jackson must apologize for allegedly making a series of anti-Semitic comments on a voicemail message, the US Anti-Defamation League (ADL) demanded on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, a tape purportedly featuring Jackson leaving a message for his former advisor Dieter Wiesner two years ago was aired on TV show Good Morning America. On it, the man - alleged to be Jackson - says, "They (Jews) suck. They're like leeches... I'm so tired of it... they start out the most popular person in the world, make a lot of money, big house, cars and everything. End up penniless. It is conspiracy. The Jews do it on purpose."
In response, ADL director Abraham H. Foxman said in a statement: "Michael Jackson has an anti-Semitic streak and hasn't learned from his past mistakes. It seems every time he has a problem in his life, he blames it on Jews."
In his 1996 song "They Don't Care About Us," Jackson sang, "Jew me, sue me," and "kick me, kike me". At the time, the singer apologized, explaining the lyrics had been intended as anti-racist.
The controversial tape was released by Wiesner's lawyer Howard King. On Monday Wiesner filed a $64 million lawsuit against Jackson, claiming fraud and breach of contract. Jackson had no comment yesterday, according to his spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain, writes the New York Daily News.
One has to wonder. What stripe of stupid does a public figure have to be in order to leave this sort of stuff on an answering machine? Perhaps someone who believes the crap about the eeeevil international Jewish conspiracy is true?
Maybe Jackson isn't just a pervert... maybe he's a delusional pervert.
(Note: I think the ADL is being a bit hysterical and pointless in this matter. What good does demanding an apology from a crazy pervert hiding out in the Middle East do? If anything, it'll make him a bigger hero among the troglodytes down there.)