Michael Jackson is the most successful entertainer of all-time. He’s got 13 Grammy Awards, the Grammy Legend Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 26 American Music Awards, the Artist of the Century Award, just to scratch the surface. Despite his unparalleled success, the best thing that Michael Jackson did was die. Not to be a dick, but Jackson’s death cut him off the hook from the array of weird allegations made against him–Like child molestation claims in 2003. Or like wanting to marry his British friend’s 12-year-old daughter. Or alleged pictures found at Neverland Ranch of his own nephews in their underwear supposedly used to excite young boys. Jackson dodged the bullet that Bill Cosby is taking to the face, and that dude is almost 80. Yo Cosby, pull a Paterno and drift off to sleep, brah. It’s for your own good.
The point of that tangent was to highlight that the King of Pop’s reputation hasn’t been tainted as it would if the dude had to answer to the allegations. “Let sleeping dogs lie,” they say. That’s why this portrait of Jackson’s bust Odell Beckham got tattooed on his right calf has been met with praise instead of “hey that dude may have diddled a second grader.” The world works in mysterious ways.
OBJ’s Jackson love runs deep.
Beckham plans to plaster Subway Jared’s face on his left calf. Just kidding. Maybe.
[h/t For The Win]