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Rupert Everett Rips Michael Jackson: 'He Was a Freak'

The never-at-a-loss-for-words Rupert Everett has commented on Michael Jackson's death to the UK Mirror:

Everett "I think it was fortuitous that he died...He was supposed to be doing 50 concerts in London. It wouldn’t have mattered how good or bad he was. He wouldn’t have managed to do all of them and the press would have destroyed him. He was a freak. He looked like a character from Shrek. He was a black to white minstrel. He was crucified by that court case when he was accused of child molestation – that killed him. He personified the pain and anxiety of a black man in a slave country. We all watched as he changed from black to white. He was living performance art. You cannot divide the music from the person. I think his life – and death – is a great lesson. I think we are going to see the end of celebrity as we know it. Show business is not an honest profession. It’s like the last days of Versailles. I do wonder how much more bullsh*t people can take about celebrities. We’re living in very strange times. We have Michael Jackson, a black man who has gone white, and we have President Barack Obama, who is a half white man gone black. It’s absolutely fascinating to watch."

In related news, the DEA has raided the office of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray, looking for evidence of manslaughter.

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  1. Ugh. Rupert has become an uber-annoying, very bitter queen. Next!

    Posted by: Superman | Jul 22, 2009 5:03:55 PM

  2. And we have Rupert Everett who has gone from being a bitch to being an even BIGGER bitch.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jul 22, 2009 5:04:18 PM

  3. What crawled up her ass?

    Posted by: Tralfaz | Jul 22, 2009 5:05:28 PM

  4. Can we be done with Rupert Everett now? Has this man ever said something of value?

    Posted by: Mark | Jul 22, 2009 5:08:31 PM

  5. POT-KETTLE!!!

    The hack-job on Rupert Everett's face is the worst plastic surgery disaster I've ever seen.

    Posted by: jo | Jul 22, 2009 5:09:28 PM

  6. "He was a freak. He looked like a character from Shrek.:

    LOL...so he was looking in a mirror as he spewed this latest round of attention-seeking shit?

    Posted by: paul c | Jul 22, 2009 5:15:25 PM

  7. rupert is about as relevant as perez hilton

    Posted by: Joe | Jul 22, 2009 5:18:08 PM

  8. *CHUCKLE*

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Jul 22, 2009 5:18:11 PM

  9. Michael had vitiligo.

    And Rupert doesn't seem to understand anything regarding race as his statement about Obama shows.

    For your information Rupert...In America regardless of the specifics, Obama will be looked at as a black man. He will be treated like one. He didn't "go black", it was choosen for him. Seeing as Rupert doesn't have much being raised as a biracial child...he should keep his opinions on it to himself.

    Posted by: MissNee | Jul 22, 2009 5:18:26 PM

  10. I usually love Rupert and his rants, but this one goes overboard. Doesn't anyone understand what vitiligo is and does?

    Posted by: Rami Ramirez | Jul 22, 2009 5:25:30 PM

  11. I understand dealing with vitiligo is extremely demoralizing to aa human, but Michael used that as an excuse for his horrific plastic surgery as well. Michael lost all sense of reality and wasn't living like a human.

    Posted by: DKNATL | Jul 22, 2009 5:32:44 PM

  12. Can we please implement a Rupert-Blackout on Towleroad? He's groan-worthy at first mention, the very definition of a bitter queen. His opinions aren't relevant and neither is he.

    Posted by: Sean | Jul 22, 2009 5:40:19 PM

  13. I think British doesn't translate that well in the US - he's completely bonkers and that's why I love him! I saw him in Blithe Spirit a few weeks ago and he was genius - and he'll always have a free ride for saying "while I lay unfucked" a few months ago re: graydon carter...

    Posted by: echovic | Jul 22, 2009 5:41:11 PM

  14. oh Rupert, you only wish you have the celebrity Michael Jackson has.
    Speaking of freaks...didn't we get to see the plastic surgery/botox pictures of you a few weeks ago. You obviously know of what you speak when you talk about freaks.
    Fuck you Rupert, take your tired old Z list celebrity ass and fuck off.

    Posted by: jOHN | Jul 22, 2009 5:43:07 PM

  15. One of these days, Rupert Everett is going to say something interesting and intelligent. We've all been waiting a very long time....

    Posted by: Jessie | Jul 22, 2009 5:45:57 PM

  16. Seriously, though, can we discuss the hypocrisy? Maybe Rupert himself is in denial about the monstrosity that is his current face. Maybe he sees something different in the mirror that we do. I mean, otherwise, you'd think he wouldn't even broach the subject of Michael Jackson and plastic surgery.

    Posted by: jo | Jul 22, 2009 5:48:31 PM

  17. I thought it was an apt description.

    Posted by: NoSleep4Sam | Jul 22, 2009 5:50:48 PM

  18. What is She talking about?

    Posted by: Pierre | Jul 22, 2009 6:03:51 PM

  19. I find him pretty refreshing, myself.

    Posted by: wisebear | Jul 22, 2009 6:05:23 PM

  20. Whatever else he is, Everett is a an actor with a frequently excellent body of work behind him - and probably ahead of him, too. No-one has to agree with him, but he says what he thinks and doesn't back down because of public disapproval. He doesn't want to be the 'nice queer' and is a lousy ambassador for gay rights. But he's never claimed that position. He is simply what he is and if he's too strong stuff for the US, at least his impish sense of humour and wit can be appreciated in the UK.

    Posted by: Darrien | Jul 22, 2009 6:06:33 PM

  21. Rupert should start posting comments on Towleroad. Judging by the remarks on this thread alone, he would fit right in. :)

    Simple truth is, we wouldn't know what he thought of MJ if someone in the media hadn't asked his opinion. It's not like he called for a press conference on the Neverland lawn.

    I'm not defending him, mind you. It's unfortunate that he isn't more respectful of an entertainer who just died. On the other hand, I've read worse about MJ from others... right here.

    Posted by: sparks | Jul 22, 2009 6:12:07 PM

  22. Michael Jackson was sort of a freak. Then again, so is Mr. Everett.

    And thanks Missnee, you are absolutely correct. If Barack was 1/16 black but had dark skin and coarse hair, he would be labeled black in America.

    Maybe Mr. Everett is simply unfamiliar with American race relations.

    Posted by: Eshto | Jul 22, 2009 6:15:02 PM

  23. How I wish his interviewers would start editing his comments for brevity and sense. "The end of celebrity"? Yeah, right. I think he's confusing his stalled career with the bigger picture.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 22, 2009 6:24:33 PM

  24. Rupert, always quick to blame alleged homophobia for his faltering career, evidently fails to note the irony of racially stereotyping two men whose achievements are rather more impressive than his own.

    Posted by: Will | Jul 22, 2009 6:24:50 PM

  25. Wow. Gay Rights. Health Care. Economic Collapse. Does ANYONE REALLY give a fuck what Rupert Everett has to say? Unless it's about his country's Health Care system? Lame story and lame of this site to give it any fucking coverage.

    First the lady gaga shit, now this. You're losin me Andy TOWLE. Enjoy Fire Island and NOT focusing on providing anything newsworthy.

    Posted by: James Anthony | Jul 22, 2009 6:28:36 PM

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