Warm reception to anti-MJ video

Can dissing the King of Pop help a political career?

A few days after attacking Michael Jackson, Rep. Pete King says his office is flooded with calls responding to his video; about 60 per cent have been positive. Filmed in front of the Wantagh American Legion, King said: “This guy was a pervert… and to be giving this much coverage to him, day in and day out, what does it say about us as a country?” He added: “he died, he had some talent, fine.” Apparently, the positive feedback has outweighed the negative. King says he has hit a raw nerve with people who believe that the the King of Pop isn’t worthy of hero worship. But the response from Jackson’s supporters has been colourful. There has been “yelling and cursing and screaming,” King said, as well as “vile and pornographic” emails. His detractors also include Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel and other political figures. Rangel said “most people are really surprised that Peter or anyone else would pick a time when the family is mourning to give vent to his very, very poison opinion of this person who we lost.” King may run for the U.S. Senate next year.

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