IRC Chat #1521
“Finally, he can be left alone. ”
[23:18] *** Thu Jun 25 2009 - LOGGING START ***
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[23:18] *** Set by @Dr. Xadium on Thu Jun 25 23:18 2009
[23:23] <@SpeedRcrX> I was a kid during the heyday of his years at the top of the pops, but I was too busy with other s[BLEEP]t to pay attention.
[23:24] <@SpeedRcrX> By the time I really saw him in action it was that "Black or White" video that premiered on the Simpsons. By then his face was changing.
[23:24] <@SpeedRcrX> Then there were the allegations about kids, and yeah we all made the jokes, me included.
[23:24] <@SpeedRcrX> But
[23:24] <@SpeedRcrX> thinking about it over the last few months
[23:25] <@SpeedRcrX> (and I have been thinking about this before now)
[23:25] <// J_Daito //> You think?
[23:25] <@SpeedRcrX> F[BLEEP]k off
[23:25] <@SpeedRcrX> I see the raw musical talent, the showmanship, the man wanting to be loved
[23:25] <@SpeedRcrX> And I think he really didn't do s[BLEEP]t to the kids
[23:26] <@SpeedRcrX> He probably let them get closer than he should. Maybe he forgot he was in a man's body and the hugs and games and whatever kids did with other kids was verboten
[23:27] <@SpeedRcrX> (and i don't mean ecchi s[BLEEP]t)
[23:27] <@SpeedRcrX> I mean we can SEE with our own eyes how broken he became. How much he wanted to just have a fantasyland of escape
[23:27] <@SpeedRcrX> How much he did for kid's charity and whatnot
[23:28] <@SpeedRcrX> I think he had his life micromanaged for so long when he was a kid that as an adult when he finally was in charge he just went off the rails trying to be that kid that never had a chance to be a kid
[23:29] <@SpeedRcrX> And then of course the self-hate issues re: his face and skin, constantly picking at the scab wounds in his psyche.
[23:29] <@SpeedRcrX> Here was a man just as fragile and delicate as any of us
[23:29] <@SpeedRcrX> Who lived under a microscope
[23:29] <@SpeedRcrX> and never got the chance to be "normal"/
[23:30] <@SpeedRcrX> Sure he was f[BLEEP]kign rich and known all over the world
[23:30] <@SpeedRcrX> but I'll bet you that man never had peace.
[23:30] <@SpeedRcrX> Now, at last, maybe he does.
[23:31] <@SpeedRcrX> Resquiat in Pace, Mike.
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