Michael Jackson’s family upset over American Idol comment on him

April 1st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The excellent performances exhibited by the last 11 contestants left standing in the American Idol show was relegated to the background because of a single comment made by one of the contestants.

After getting all the praise and the accolades for an excellent performance of the song “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”, James Durbin said that, “I have a lot of hairspray in my hair to keep it up. So, the one thing that I was worried about was having a Pepsi moment.”

Well it was the Pepsi moment that has caused all the controversy. Michael Jackson’s family do not see that moment as funny. In a 1984 commercial for Pepsi that went so horribly wrong, Michael Jackson was left with second-degree burns to his scalp after pyrotechnics inadvertently set his hair on fire.

In an interview with E!, a rep of Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, said that, “Mr. Jackson doesn’t think the American Idol contestant meant any harm by his comment, but the incident is nothing to take lightly. The main concern right now is to find out who was responsible for Michael’s death.”

Michael Jackson died on the 25th of June 2009. His former doctor Conrad Murray is currently standing trial for involuntary manslaughter after he was accused of administering the deadly dose of Propofol to the singer.

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