Muffti doesn’t keep up much on Celebrity news (he doesn’t want to intrude on Esther/CK territory) but he noticed this in the Jpost.com and thought he’d blog it up while he sits in the airport waiting for his delayed flight. Infamous pop hero Michael Jackson uttered some embarrassing thoughts that were caught on tape. Here’s a cute little excerpt:
They suck them like leeches. … They start out the most popular person in the world, make a lot of money, big house, cars and everything and end up penniless. It’s a conspiracy. The Jews do it on purpose.
The tapes are part of a lawsuit by former advisor Dieter Wiesner.
Anyhow, the ADL’s National Director, Abe Foxman, earned his salary by taking instant actions with the following tough words:
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. It is sad that Jackson is infected with classically stereotypical ideas of Jews as all-powerful, money-grubbing and manipulative.
Foxman showed his extensive knowledge of Jackson-ography by citing a previous conflict between Jacko and Jewish groups:
We had hoped that Jackson would have learned from his mistakes. While he apologized for, and later removed the anti-Jewish lyrics in “They Don’t Care About Us,” it is clear now that he never was able to completely remove the bigotry from his own heart.
The song originally contained the following lyric:
everybody do me,
Nice work Abe!
Muffti isn’t really sure what the message meant, and for all he knows it was taken out of context. Nonetheless, it’s never nice to be called a ‘leech’. Especially by a child molester circus freak.