"I don’t like to break hearts. I don’t really know these people and, gosh, it’s a weird thing. That, I think, is the weird part about show business. You portray an image. And those people are into you so long, buying your records. You’re all over their walls. They wake up seeing you. They go to sleep seeing you. They wake up thinking about you. You’re totally on their mind. And when they meet you in person, they feel they have been knowing you for a long time. But I don’t know them. You see, that’s the painful part of show business –the breaking of the hearts. Do you know what that does to them? God, some of them go to the point of committing suicide because they get real serious. That’s what I don’t know how to handle." - Michael Jackson, Jet 1979 (Talking of obsessive fans)
People compare Jimmy Savile to Michael Jackson and that is totally off to me. Jimmy Savile was a known predator, but he was protected by those he knew. Jimmy often stated publicly that he HATED kids, just ‘incase’ any allegations were to come his way. Michael Jackson was not protected, sure he got a non guilty verdict, but he wasn’t hidden away for years, for 20 years he had this cloud over his head… he had investigators watching him. His whole house raided, his sexual organs and butt too.
Michael seemed very heavily medicated during 2001/2002 and during most of the Bashir documentary. The documentary team asking him to hold Gavin’s hand and stuff apparently made Michael wonder what they were upto… although Michael probably would have naively hugged, held hands on his own accord with the kids anyway because he felt the world might understand who he is, or why he was the way he was.
I don’t believe Michael was childlike to lure in kids. I think that’s truly who he was. I understand what he’s saying when he talks about the need to be around kids. How it helps you get through things. I don’t believe Michael molested children, I really think inside he wasn’t a grown man mentally, he just wasn’t wired that way in my personal opinion. I totally feel that I understand him, when he told Bashir ‘You haven’t been where I have mentally’… it made sense. He liked being in a childlike environment, it let go of the stresses and anxieties of the adult world he had been in since 5 years old.