View Full Version : King of Pop, maybe not a great Czech?

06-30-2010, 09:50 AM
PRAGUE — Thousands of Czechs are protesting plans to place a Michael Jackson statue in Prague.

A group of fans plans to erect a six-foot column with a bronze bust of the King of Pop in Letna Park, where Jackson held a concert in 1996. They want to unveil it Aug. 29 to mark Jackson’s 52nd birthday.

City authorities have approved the project.

By Tuesday, more than 2,000 people had joined a Facebook protest claiming it makes no sense to put the statue in the park because Jackson had no connection with the Czech Republic.

“Michael Jackson — rest in peace, and leave our Letna alone!” one Facebook message said.

A Prague art gallery has proposed putting statue by a Czech contemporary artist there instead.

<span style="color: #FF0000"> Maybe in Gary, Indiana but they probably don't want one there either. If he had only picked minority kids for sleepovers it might make more sense there.

I did see his movie about the practice sessions for his planned world tour and he looked quite healthy. Perhaps his now under seige sleepy time doctor did help him "along the way" to the great beyond after all. For these clebrities, mit may be best to die young where they can be remembered before age really sets in and the revages of time take their toll and beofre thier nosed fall completely off!</span>