Orlando Sentinel July, 2010

MICHAEL JACKSON, AMERICAN JESUS?

Photographer David LaChapelle’s newest exhibit, “American Jesus,” depicts the late pop singer Michael Jackson in a series of photos as, well, Jesus.

LaChappelle and Jackson were good friends, and completed a photo shoot shortly before the singer’s death (although it’s likely that a stand-in or two also was involved in putting together these shots).

Comments ;

What do you think? Good? Bad? Deeply, deeply creepy?

And what? why creepy? there are so many so called artists creating more creepy stuff and what?

I like the Jesus and Michael picture.

Its very symbolic and 99 American people do NOT understand the meaning.
Only history will tell… who and what Michael Jackson means for Unites States, just wait…, this is not only about Michael Jackson the artist, King of Pop, Icon or whatever negative…

You just do not understand…

Reply Posted by: Brandon | Friday, July 30, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Interesting style, interesting subject, since many people throughout the world feel that Michael Jackson has, in effect, been crucified and betrayed in his home country and by his countrymen. This would include all those who kept silent when they could have offered emotional support, and those who would click on any headline that juxtaposed “Michael Jackson” with such words as “bizarre” and “freakish.”
As anyone who has studied his personal history has found out by now, he was a kind, loving man who wanted to make and leave the world a better place.
This artist understood him–and us–very well.

Reply Posted by: Max Jaeger | Friday, July 30, 2010 at 10:06 AM

Seems to me the picture depicts Jesus holding Michael
in his arms. I think it is very beautiful and telling.

Creepy? Ummm, no. Notice Jesus’ face. Do you see
sadness? Love? Notice how young Michael is depicted.
Why?

When I look at Jesus’ face what I see is “Father, look what
they’ve done.”

Art is in the eye of the beholder, and like a mirror, reflects
who and what we are. Who are you?

Reply Posted by: lmat | Friday, July 30, 2010 at 10:11 AM

It is a beautiful picture.

Sometimes for just a little while God lets one of her Angels come to Earth to sing to us and teach us how to love one another.
One such Angel is Michael Jackson.

God, I thank you for allowing Michael to continue to watch over his children: Prince, Paris, and Blanket

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