The shock waves from Michael Jackson’s death continue to be felt around the world. A man in Sichuan Province, China dangled his two-year-old daughter out the window of his apartment in a touching tribute to the King of Pop’s similar stunt with infant Prince Michael II, aka Blanket, in 2002. The New York Post tries to play this off as the lunacy of a desperate drug addict, probably because Post owner Rupert Murdoch wishes to cement his sinister ties with the Chinese Communist government, which is notoriously resistant to the healing power of music. But the real meaning of the gesture will be evident to fans. Forever in our hearts, Michael!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 8, 2009