I'm not going to lie. It's been a long time since I cared what Michael Jackson did or didn't do. Probably 20 years. So why should I care that he's gone now?
I remember when I was in the 2nd grade, my mom and dad told me I could invite anyone from my class that I wanted and take them to Chuck-e-Cheese for my birthday. My best friend gave me a present, flat and suspiciously album shaped. Opening it up and seeing Michael's smoky eyes staring back at me from the cover of Thriller, well I was smitten.
Michael became my first star crush and I took that record home and played it so much the grooves almost wore through.
I begged my grandfather to buy me Michael Jackson stickers and took them to school to trade for other memorabilia like Michael Jackson buttons and posters.
And I remember when a kid at our school showed up with a sequin studded white glove his mom had made him and we all made fun of him because it was for the wrong hand.
I think he meant more to some of us than we'd like to admit.
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