The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, passed away yesterday June 25, 2009 Â at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA of a cardiac arrest of unknown etiology.
He’s pictured here with one of his closest companions, Bubble the Chimp.
Our hearts and thoughts and prayers go out to Michael’s children, his family, friends and fans. RIP Michael.
Michael Jackson is planning his big comebackÂ at London’s O2 Arena for July, 2009 Â and PETA is mad as a wet hen at him! Â
The King of Pop’s heart is set on using exotic animals onstage, which is a hugeÂ taboo in PETA’s eyes.
Somehow, Michael thinks riding out on an African elephant, with panthers on gold chains and parrots and other birds flying behind himÂ with an arena full of screaming fans , blinding lights and stage explosions is a good idea.
Did he learn nothing from Sigfried and Roy??? It sounds like a recipe for disaster!Â Â
PETA released a statement today saying, â€œThese exotic animals belong in Africa, not the O2 Arena among screaming fans, bright lights and stage explosions. These wild animals are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them when they are forced to perform under stressful conditions. Michael needs to learn to leave exotic animals alone.â€
Stay tuned for further developments; it will be interesting to see what comes of it!