Fans Call For Boycott Of Tribute Concert for Michael Jackson by Global Live Events
It has been announced by a spokesman for Global Live Events, that the rock-group, KISS, including Gene Simmons, will be performing at the Tribute concert. The concert is being organized by some of the Jackson family. Simmons has made extremely negative statements about Michael in the past, and the fans of Michael Jackson are APPALLED, DISGUSTED, and OUTRAGED. Not only is KISS scheduled to perform, but it’s likely that Michael’s children will be “required” to attend this concert. This lack of respect toward Michael simply cannot be tolerated. Incredibly, Katherine Jackson said on CNN, on August 15, 2011, “I know (Michael) would be very excited about KISS.” There seems to be a major disconnect going on here, about Simmons’ previous disrespect of Michael Jackson!
Simmons has said, on his FaceBook page, on June 27, 2009, “When there are children involved…when there are allegations (many) of child molestation…when there are admissions of inviting countless young boys to spend weekends and sometimes Michael’s bed with them (Michael’s quote), clothed or unclothed…makes no difference…when there are payoffs to the children making the accusations in the $20,000,000 range ($20 Million Dollars!!! — as reported by Media) ….There’s more than doubt in my mind.
This doesn’t take into consideration Michael’s children…none of whom are biologically his. All three of whom have had a “strange” upbringing. But then, we don’t know much, except a “Father” who thought nothing of dangling his young child over the balcony (head covered in a towel), so his fans could get a thrill.”
These statements, made only two days after Michael’s death, are the ultimate in disrespect.
The concert is scheduled for October 8th, 2011. Two of the Jackson siblings — Randy, and Jermaine — have declined to participate, stating that the concert would be held during the trial of Conrad Murray, the physician who is accused of causing Michael Jackson’s death. The timing of this concert is deplorable, as is the appearance of KISS, performing Michael Jackson’s music.
Already there has been controversy over this concert regarding ticket sales. The tickets are being apportioned according to the amount of money donated to charities, and unfortunately, that will exclude many fans from being able to attend.
We are appealing to Michael Jackson’s REAL fans: DO NOT ATTEND THIS CONCERT. Do not waste your money or support on this so-called tribute. If you wish to honor Michael Jackson’s memory and legacy, please donate funds to SOMALI RELIEF, as over 29,000 Somali children have died in less than 90 days due to drought and famine. Do what Michael would do and support those that are in need. If you feel uncomfortable about this tribute concert, then DO NOT GO.
Horn of Africa Relief: