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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Jacko Disses Jews

Posted by on November 29 at 12:41 PM

So everybody’s favorite non-OJ acquitee Michael Jackson has found himself in hot water again.

This time it’s not “the boys,” but the Jews, whom Jacko dissed in a voice-mail message to a former business advisor. Aired last week on Good Morning America, the 2003 message catches Jackson slurring the Chosen People thusly: “They suck…they’re like leeches…it’s a conspiracy. The Jews do it on purpose.”

The Anti-Defamation League has demanded an apology from Jackson, who has so far remained silent. Speaking in his place: longtime Jackson family lawyer Brian Oxman, who told the New York Daily News, “”I have been with the Jackson family for 15 years, and I’m Jewish. I have never once seen anything anti-Semitic from him or from his family.”

Of course, Brian Oxman is not the most trustworthy source on race relations. Following Jacko’s death-defying dangling of his baby from a German balcony, Oxman blasted all who’d criticize his boss’s actions as racists. Oxman’s reasoning: By dangling his infant son from a fifth-floor balcony, Jackson was simply carrying on the ancient African tradition of holding up new children for admiration, as displayed in The Lion King.

I’m not sure if Oxman believes ancient African folk tales trace back to Disney, or if he’s making some comparison between cartoon beasts and his surgically cartoonish employer. Either way, he’s a genius.