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Shady Character

by | 14th, October 2004

‘ANOTHER day, another ban for bad boy rapper Eminem.

‘Oooh! It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white’

The Express reports that the blackest white man in showbiz has run into trouble over his portrayal of the whitest black man, Michael Jackson.

The foul-mouthed wordsmith has had his latest video pulled by the Black Entertainment channel in America because Jacko complained that it was ‘outrageous and disrespectful’.

The film shows Eminem, dressed as Jackson, on a bed with young boys. At one point his nose falls off.

All very unpleasant for Mr Jackson, to be sure, but the complaint goes beyond mere hurt feelings.

‘I am very angry at Eminem’s depiction of me,’ he wails. ‘The video was inappropriate and disrespectful to me, my children, my family and the community.’

Well, up to a point. We just about buy the stuff about Michael and his family, but what exactly is ‘the community’ to which he refers?

Presumably the one at Neverland containing Mickey, Goofy and Jacko’s other anthropomorphic cartoon pals.

Somehow we feel that even a company as society-minded as Disney would want to put a bit of distance between itself and that particular ‘community’.

We await further developments with interest.’

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