This articleclears up many rumors about Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson supported a lot of childrens' charities, so it's conceivable that he would pay the money to get the rumors from tainting the charities he supported, not that it did any good. People love to believe dirt. Here is a list of the charities that Michael Jackson supported fromhttp://www.allmichaeljackson.com:
AIDS Project L.A.
American Cancer Society
Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
BMI Foundation, Inc.
Brothman Burn Center
Camp Ronald McDonald
Children's Institute International
Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund
Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
Dreams Come True Charity
Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Minority Aids Project
National Rainbow Coalition
Rotary Club of Australia
Society of Singers
The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
Volunteers of America
Watts Summer Festival
YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw
Now, there are people out there who seem to truly hate humanitarians and humanitarian efforts. Take a look at these people, for instance:
"[23 miles off the coast of Gaza, 15:30pm] - Today Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (see below for a complete list of passengers). The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel."
Michael Jackson was a humanitarian and peace worker. Yes, he was eccentric, but much of what is believed about him is nothing more than rumor, some of which he initiated as jokes to make light of all the ignorant things people will believe are true just because someone said something about him.
If you really want to know the truth, don't believe lies and rumors. Search the facts. Don't just jump on a bandwagon because you heard someone spread some dirt or because it's the "popular thing to believe." Use your brains, people. THINK a little. Maybe it's time YOU looked at the person in the mirror. Remember... WE are the world.