My parents were never really huge Jackson fans so I could never say that I grew up with him like a lot of people. I guess you could say I really noticed his genius after he died. It was odd-- when I found out the news of him dying it struck me hard somehow even though I was never really a fan, I knew the world lost a true legend. I never really believed all of the pedophile accusations against him and it annoyed me to still have it being talked about after his death because wasn't he falsely accused? The man may have been a little strange but.. I dunno, I could never imagine him to have such intentions.
I kinda feel the same way you do about the whole pedophile thing. It sucks that when u become a big star every sort of situation is thrown at you from every which way. Some good, some bad. As "werid" as he seemed I think people just needed to lay off of him sometime.-Cyn