Michael Jackson fans fume over Eminem’s parody of their idol

Michael Jackson fans fume over Eminem’s parody of their idol

When Eminem releases his songs, you can be sure that at least one person will feel offended or angered. Matter of fact: his lyrics do cause a lot of controversy.
Those who don’t interpret his songs literally usually find them funny. The problem always lies in the interpretation of Marshall Mathers’ intentions. Many people are too lazy to have a deep look at Eminem’s work, which explains the immense hatred he usually gets from them.

Eminem wasn’t trying to diss Michael Jackson. He clearly expressed it in « Just Lose It »:

« That’s not a stab at Micheal
That’s just a metaphore, I’m just psycho a little bit crazy sometimes… »

Relax a little, Michael Jackson fans. It is a metaphore, it was made to humor the tragical situation the king of pop was going through.

Some people even totally misinterpreted Eminem’s intentions and gave their personal interpretation of the vomiting scene between Eminem and Michael Jackson:

« I’m sorry but I don’t find anything remotely amusing about a white man vomiting on a black man, especially when said white man has written derogatory lyrics about black people in the past. » (Christine E)

Christine E., please leave that « black and white shit » elsewhere. This scene has nothing to do with being black or white. Eminem would have puked on a white artist as well if he had done a similar parody. So don’t try to make a racist out of someone who definitely isn’t a racist person.

Christine E. also felt offended because BET aired « Just Lose It »:

« I am disappointed in BET, not only because it’s boring, repetitive and riddled with tired clichés (like every other Eminem video) but also because one of the most influential black entertainers of all time is more or less dehumanized throughout the video. Jermaine Jackson was on point when he referred to the media’s treatment of his brother as a “modern day lynchingâ€? and while it does not surprise me that Eminem has decided to contribute to it, I am angered that BET has provided him with a platform on which to do so.â€?

Christine E., you statement sounds stupid to me. BET aired the video, because they fully understood there was no lynch nor any once of racism in the video. « Just Lose It » is just a funny video. Anybody who is trying to find a bad intention behind this video is totally wrong.

When I watched the video, I couldn’t imagine Eminem’s video would anger some parents. I have watched it with my kids and we found it funny. We couldn’t stop laughing during the whole video.
Appearently some other moms don’t seem to be cool with Just Lose It:

“Eminem has crossed the line…trying to be ‘funny’ with little regard for the children!â€? “He tried to cover himself with the “this is not a stab at Michaelâ€? line before he carried on with his antics. It’s almost as if, he wanted to make sure that he was covered in the “maliceâ€? department. It’s like, he wanted to make sure that it is clear that he is just joking. The problem is, the joke is not funny…it’s just sick. …Pedophilia (or implying pedophilia) is not funny in any way, shape, or form…whether it is in reference to Jackson or not. That was just in poor taste. I mean hell, he may as well have had a Kobe look-a-like raping a girl in his video.â€?

(Gail)

Come on, you offended people need to relax. Of course, pedophilia isn’t funny. But you cannot close your eyes and do as if pedophilia didn’t exist.
I find Eminem’s intention to humor what happened to Michael positive. You cannot see everything in a negative light. I am even sure that Michael Jackson himself isn’t against the video, maybe it has even made him laugh.
A good laugh is well known as the best therapy against any hard situation in life.
Let Eminem say what he has to say and if you can’t stand him, then switch the channel.

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