Not Guilty, Nobody Cares
By now the entire world knows that Michael Jackson was aquitted of molestering some kid, and there is absolutely zero surprise. Jackson is a creep, harbors suspect sexual tendencies (depending on your definition, NAMBLA members excluded), but he held the ultimate trump card in this case: this is America, and he’s famous. Do you not own Off the Wall? Thriller? What are you, a monster?!?
While the motives of Jackson’s accusers may have also been suspect, famous people in America simply cannot get convicted because juries allow them faults they would not allow a non-famous man as abnormal and perverse as Michael Jackson. Chris Rock said it best about OJ Simpson: “that shit was about fame; because if he wasn’t famous, he’d be in jail right now. If OJ drove a bus, he wouldn’t even be OJ — he’d be Orenthal the bus-driving murderer.”
The same goes for Jackson, although the analogy would likely be less PG-13.