Today would have been singer Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday.
Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman has declared today “Michael Jackson Day.” Jackson is being awarded a star in front of the Brendan Theatres. The Palms and Planet Hollywood are throwing Michael Jackson birthday parties.
It’s been just over two months since Jackson’s death. You know what? Death has REALLY helped The King of Pop’s image.
In life, Jackson was a reviled figure who couldn’t get a new recording deal and was assumed by a majority of people to be a pedophile. Now, record sales are booming and the debate about Michael Jackson seems to be whether to honor him with a national holiday or award him the Nobel Peace Prize.
If you think that’s hyperbole, you can click on the petition for a national holiday honoring Jacckson: HERE
The idea of a federal holiday honoring Michael Jackson is going to be formally presented to the U.S. House of Representatives. Over half a million people have voted on a Facebook poll asking members whether or not there should be a Jackson holiday.
Wait, there’s more. Apparently, there is also a movement to award Jackson a posthumous Nobel Prize. Jackson proponents want him awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his extensive work with charities.