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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. Wow! He is dead on.

    Posted by: Blair | Jul 23, 2009 9:17:52 AM

  2. Rupi needs to hush up. He's adding two scoops of "utterly incoherent" to his already heaping bowl of "bitter nasty queen".

    Posted by: MammaBear | Jul 23, 2009 9:19:07 AM

  3. Rupert, I pity you....your legacy will prove to be you are a real embarrassment to humanity because of remarks like this and more importantly because you are responsible for hate hubs like Fox News. You will be in the same league as the KKK and Hitler. You have no where near the achievement and contributions to humanity that Michael Jackson has. You are truly pathetic.

    Posted by: Mike Pickett | Jul 23, 2009 10:12:52 AM


    Posted by: JEFF YORK | Jul 23, 2009 10:41:02 AM

  5. There are two ways to get attention in this world. You either build yourself up so people can't help but notice you above all the rest, or you tear everyone around you down to the ground, revealing yourself in all your naked glory.

    The second option usually occurs when there are no materials available with which to build oneself up and no forethought given to the consequences of this path.

    Posted by: MikeinSanJose | Jul 23, 2009 10:41:09 AM

  6. If this is the way Mr. Everett expresses himself in public, I can just imagine what he is like in private or on-the-job. Perhaps the fact that he has not been accorded the work he apparently feels he deserves has less to do with his being openly gay than with the fact that he can't keep his bloody pie-hole shut.

    Posted by: rascal | Jul 23, 2009 11:02:40 AM

  7. "But I must ask why are the british such arrogant folks?" - SHING SHING...

    I love the way a comment by ONE British celebrity leads to an entire population being labelled arrogant.

    Nice, balanced response, Mr Shing Shing!

    Strikes me hypocrisy, crass remarks and lack of self-awareness aren't just Rupert Everett's faults...

    Posted by: Justin | Jul 23, 2009 11:19:36 AM

  8. A brief comment on Michael Jackson having vitiligo. Vitiligo is where patches of your skin lose pigment. This can become extensive with patchy loss around the hands, face, trunk, legs. Most doctors initially try to repigment the patches but this is often unsuccessful. The patient then considers either living with it or depigmenting. If they choose to depigment, they are basically removing the color from their skin to achieve one uniform color throughout the body. By use of monobenzone cream, the patient begins the long process of depigmentation (a couple of years of daily application of the cream); monobenzone is effective because vitiligo suffers have unstable pigmentary systems. After depgimenting, it is not umcommon for repigmented spots to pop up which must be treated. Depigmenting is a tough decision for vitiligo sufferers and somewhat controversial, and has complications.

    Posted by: luke | Jul 23, 2009 11:35:56 AM

  9. he brings good point in :

    "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"


    Posted by: razz | Jul 23, 2009 12:01:27 PM

  10. Slow gay news day?

    Posted by: ken | Jul 23, 2009 2:22:30 PM

  11. Well he does make valid points, but he poorly explaines that he's using Michael as one of the 'show businesses' greatest victims.

    I think Rupert identifies more with Mr. Jackson even if that may not be the complete reality.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jul 23, 2009 2:22:53 PM

  12. rupert who?

    Posted by: rick | Jul 23, 2009 3:15:09 PM

  13. Jackson was a talented train wreck. That said, picking on him to get your name in the news is even worse, it's like shooting fish in a barrel.

    As for the Obama line, he's so clueless.

    Rupert it's no wonder you can't find work or get laid.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jul 23, 2009 8:06:19 PM

  14. I think he is making a lot of sense on a more larger philosophical issue. The media spectacle became an almost living organ where mass amounts of people lived vicariously through a small amount of people. Granted the beauty of art and inspiration is wonderful, but within that media realm it became something else. Did not Michael Jackson, who no one is denying was a good person, obviously conflicted or afflicted by something?

    Posted by: freehold | Jul 24, 2009 3:26:15 AM

  15. Have he looked at himself it he mirror lately ? - now that new surgery is what i call a freak!

    Posted by: matt | Jul 24, 2009 8:34:21 AM

  16. I enjoyed reading everyones comments a lot more then reading what that fart face had to say... how dare he say something about one of the most amazing artiest performers ever lived. Yes... NEXT!

    Posted by: jimjim | Jul 24, 2009 10:00:22 AM

  17. 50 years from now. Everyone will still remember who Michael Jackson is. 50 years from now; Who's Rupert Everett? JEALOUS MUCH!!!

    Posted by: marla | Jul 24, 2009 4:09:27 PM

  18. Wow, I agree about his statement about the profession of celebrity and that it's on it's way out. I think that fifty years from now they may not even make movies in theaters, just for the Internet and cable and with the rise of the global community people no longer care for celebs - they want real people.

    Posted by: Lisa | Jul 24, 2009 4:17:20 PM

  19. I agree, michael jackson was a freak! a character from shrek..no one should look up to him!! he is a deception to the black community! he was so racist that HE TURNED WHITE!! he hated his race so much that he carved his whole nose out to appear white and destroyed his hair and didn''t have biological kids so they would be white!! STOP IDOLIZING HIM!! he isn't worth it!! a screwed up child molester..belonged in a nut house!

    Posted by: anna | Jul 24, 2009 4:18:23 PM

  20. you are just mad because when you die nobody will give a fuck and probably just laugh at ur stupid ass. nobody gives a fuck about you and what you have to say. For someone who doesn't care about Micheal you sure have a lot to say you ball sucker. Kiss my ass, Micheal Jackson is dead and is still making more money then you will ever dream about you blood sucking cockroach.

    Posted by: Rupert is an Asswipe | Jul 24, 2009 6:13:42 PM

  21. rupert who? how can someone who has contributed sooooo little to his craft judge another artist. no class.

    Posted by: dmm | Jul 24, 2009 11:37:20 PM

  22. wtf is wrong with Rupert...how dare u comment on MJ...the King of Pop...whats it to you if he was going to do his 50 shows or not, doesn't mean he's better off not here, he may have cut back his shows but seeing his last footage tape, he was amazing, dancing and singing...he was so humble and always kind to his fans, that is why he has millions of fans around the WORLD and everyone knows him...he had a skin condition that is why his skin is white, its ignorant bastards like you who have no shame or heart...you are a jealous loser, who are you to speak MJ's name??

    Posted by: neena | Jul 25, 2009 3:19:12 AM

  23. that was really sad.
    can someone shot this hy in the head please?

    Posted by: VIvalda | Jul 25, 2009 6:50:56 PM

  24. What does the half white man gone black mean? Obama is Afro-American end of story and we people of colour call ourselves black. Everett is an ignorant freak whose drug usage over the years has mashed up his brain. Instead of making an arsehole of himself I wish to stop him just there and tell him to go and do some research. He does not have the IQ to write about Michael Jackson or President Obama. Everett is an idiotic ignorant fool - lower than vermin. The fact that he was a rent boy and is more at home in mens' urinals of course speaks for itself. Utter scum. The only freak we know of is you Rupert Everett and we hope your play flops.

    Posted by: Kellie | Jul 26, 2009 12:00:05 PM

  25. "Hello Pot, this is the Kettle. You're a freak." I have read 'Red Carpets and other Banana Peels', Rupert. As they say in Greater Tuna "Glassss Housessss". Why live people can't let dead people just RIP, I just don't know.

    Posted by: jameski | Jul 26, 2009 12:50:17 PM

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