MJ FANS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST MJ’S MEDIA EXPLOITATION OF PERSONAL MEDICAL DATA
The Michael Jackson fan group MJHellas from Greece is organizing a letter and petition campaign to ALL MEDIA- We encourage all MJ Fan clubs, forums, Advocacy groups and individuals within the MJGlobal family, to participate in this endeavor. We must remember that only in our UNITY do we have power to make change.
To add your name to this Open Letter to Media or to ask for more information –
Michael Jackson deserves respect as a man of great principles he lived his life of service to humanity. For 25 yrs the public has been mislead and misinformed in may aspects of his life as he held the correct notion that his privacy should be upheld no matter how internationally famous he became. Unfortunately, within a information vacuum erroneous information was substituted and most often times by malicious eager reporters wishing to ride his meteoric coattails to the top of their respective “journalistic” careers. It mattered not to them whether a story was true, merely that it was salacious and sensational.
“If you hear a lie enough times, it begins to sound like the truth”
and “Good news doesn’t sell” Michael Jackson
– With these two idioms firm in his mind he knew that if had a bit of wine, like millions of others do around the world, it would be reported “he had a drinking problem”- When he had cosmetic surgery, as many millions do around the world it was reported he had “body dismorphic disorder” – If he was seen in a casino, he’d have a “gambling addiction” No matter what Michael would never have the same allowances to live freely, with the liberty and the ability to pursue happiness as any other free individual without his everyday common activities being distorted in the press.
In the wake of his death – We, as his MJGlobal family should feel empathetic enough to challenge the media’s need to inflict more emotional pain upon his children.
We understand that the Katherine Jackson vs. AEG case is fodder for news agencies all over the world and that it is necessary that it be reported but we are asking for a small amount of mercy. A few days back, the National Enquirer tabloid magazine, posted Michael Jackson’s semi-nude autopsy picture on their front page and then used this graphically disturbing visage as its background on the National Enquirer, Twitter account.
This is why we have agreed to assist MJHellas in this most righteous endeavor in contacting major media groups to refrain from using this autopsy picture while reporting on AEG trial or any other story on Michael Jackson.
We know that is within their legal right to do so but is it ethical or morally right?
We don’t think so.