07 July, 2009

The final curtain call, a star gone too soon.

With just hours to go before the world bids a final farewell to the 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson, the FJP's asked people attending the Arts Fest in Grahamstown, a question that will cause much debate for years to come. "Was Michael Jackson a hero" and this is what you had to say.

“Its depends, people have different opinions and I can’t say much because I’m not his fan.”
Sethu Sesant, 21, Grahamstown

“He was definitely a hero to me. I’ve been like a fan because he made things possible. I’m really going to miss him.”

Unathi Festile, 19, from Port Elizabeth

“Yes, because he sings gooood!”
Cherise Steiyn, 7, from Grahamstown

“I am Michael Jackson huge fan and I think he influenced a lot of artists like Usher with his signature moves. Most definitely he is a hero.”
Tenashe Kambadza, 24, Zimbabwe

“He made an impact in other peoples life but I don’t know whether he is a hero or not.”
Hilda Gaillard from Johannesburg

“I don’t want to seem politically incorrect but I think people don’t know where to draw the line between the person and the celebrity. He might have contributed a lot to music but it’s not like there’s a need to worship him. People are just getting crazy about this Michael Jackson thing.”
Teboho Moshounyane, 27, from Freestate

By: Sophiane Bengeloun and Bongani Prince Mthethwa
Pics by: Chwayitisa Nandisa Futshane

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