"It's not fair. Why won't the media leave me alone? Why?" ~ Michael Jackson ~
"I’m willing to forgive the press, or forgive anybody,I was taught to love and forgive,which I do have in my heart,but please don’t believe these crazy, horrifying things." ~ Michael Jackson ~
“..I’m very lonely without you, you are my life,always,please love me always.Burn all Tabloids. Love,Michael Jackson => MJ’s handwritten from Seven’s blog
"I dont understand why press is so interested in speculating abt my appearance anyway.What does my face hv to do w/ my music/my dancing?"-MJ
"Remember,the press is a business: Newspapers and magazines are in business to make money - sometimes at the expense of accuracy, fairness and even the truth." - Michael Jackson
"That's stupid, that's bias.. they lied, they don't wanna gift credit for anything" ~ Michael Jackson ~ (about the media)
"Why not just tell people I'm an alien from Mars. Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight. They'll believe anything you say, because you're a reporter. But if I, Michael Jackson, were to say, 'I'm an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight', people would say, 'Oh, man, that Michael Jackson is nuts. He's cracked up. You can't believe a damn word that comes out of his mouth." ~ Michael Jackson ~
"That really hurt me- I tried to help those children but people just wanted to make fun of me.It was cruel and unnecessary."~Michael Jackson --- Wacko Jacko Snubs Sick Children
“I have always had a soft speaking voice. I haven't cultivated it or chemically altered it; that's me - take it or leave it. Imagine what it must be like to be criticized for something about yourself that is natural and God given. Imagine the hurt of having untruths spread by the press, of having people wonder if you're telling the truth - defending yourself because someone decided it would make good copy and would force you to deny what they said, thus creating another story. I've tried not to answer such ridiculous charges in the past because that dignifies them and the people who make them. Remember, the press is a business: Newspapers and magazines are in business to make money - sometimes at the expense of accuracy, fairness, and even the truth.”
"It's enough to make you want to ask, "What happened to truth? Did it go out of style?"". ~ Michael Jackson ~
"Mistruths are printed as fact, in some cases, and frequently only half of a story will be told." ~ Michael Jackson ~
"The more often a person tell a lie-the more time u hear lie,u begin to believe it-if it's told often enough,u start begin to believe it"-MJ
"Sensationalism seems to sell more than wonderful-positive news." ~ Michael Jackson
"I want to tell the readers not to judge a person by what they hear, or even what they read, unless they hear it from the person himself. There is so much tabloid sensationalism. Don't fall prey to it, it's ugly. I'd like to take all he tabloids and burn them. I want you to print that! Some of them try to diguise themselves, but they are still the tabloids." ~ Michael Jackson ~
"The fans know the tabloid garbage is crap. They always say to me, "Let's have a tabloid-burning." It's terrible to try to assassinate one's character. I've had people come to me, and after meeting me, they start crying. I say, "Why are you crying?" They say, "Because I thought you would be stuck up, but you're the nicest person." I say, "Who gave you this judgment?" They tell me they read it. I tell them, "Don't you believe what you read." ~ Michael Jackson ~
[Q: But how do you cope, how do you feel about all these stories that are written about you?]
MJ: "It's very sad, I just want the fans to know and to understand that is not the truth. 99.9% of it is not the truth. And don't read it, don't believe it, it's garbage. It's tabloid junk, I mean they just simply make it up for greed and money. So please don't listen to it, it's trash."
"Don't read stories that aren't true. They write those stories to mislead you and you're making them rich. It's not true, don't read it, it's garbage, it's junk food. Believe what I tell you. "
"The tabloid press are bastards, and you've got to have rhinoceros skin to deal with that kind of ignorance mentality. They do it simply to sell papers, because bad news sell, not good news. They simply make it up. If they don't have anything, they just make it up. I'm nothing like the way the tabloids have painted me out to be, nothing. Nothing like that. They're the ones who are crazy. They're ignorant. I always say to my fans 'Let's have a tabloid burning. Let's make a big mountain out of tabloids and just burn them.' The real fans who love me know that garbage isn't true. They know. They're smart."
"I don't talk about -- I don't watch TV. I don't look at tabloids; I hate tabloids. I think we should have a tabloid burning -- Just make mountains out of them, burn it all. People should be more aware that it's completely not the truth. It's sensationalism. It's ignorance, it really is. Ignorance... I mean look at poor Lady Diana, it was sick! She was being hunted by those people."
"It’s like looking at a fictitious movie. Because its fiction. It’s like watching science fiction. It’s not true. And I know myself and it’s sad when people have to read those things and they believe it."