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“With your pen you torture men.” Michael Jackson, trial by media, cancel culture, and the suspension of presumption of innocence – MJ Studies Today, May 2021

The latest appeal by one of Michael Jackson’s accusers was dismissed by the court on 24 April 2021, but the legal battle to fully reinstate Jackson’s integrity continues, as discussed by Kerry Hennigan in this month’s MJ Studies Today column.  The Jackson Estate are suing for public arbitration with HBO on the latter’s four-hour television film that, in 2019, threatened to put an abrupt end to Jackson’s legacy as an entertainer and humanitarian.

“The whole system sucks” – the unbearable pain of the Michael Jackson fan post Leaving Neverland

The week started like any other, but as it progressed, my blood pressure threatened to blow sky-high! As a fan of Michael Jackson, I had become used to seeing accusatory headlines from various sources crop up on my internet news... Continue Reading →

Michael Jackson fans: defending their idol – a case study in resistance

When the recent documentary “Leaving Neverland” surfaced without warning, Michael Jackson fans behaved as they always have done in leaping to their idol’s defense.  It has been a matter of necessity for them since the 1990s when the first claims... Continue Reading →

Michael Jackson: Judged by a different set of values – the ongoing persecution of a global icon – MJ Studies Today, March 2019

Abstract In this month’s column, Kerry Hennigan discusses the latest Michael Jackson controversy and the ongoing negativity in the media. She asks why it is that Michael Jackson is constantly targeted time and time again. Access the article here: https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/mj-studies-today-xxxix/  The... Continue Reading →

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Revisiting “Earth Song” and reviewing Joseph Vogel’s revised monograph “Earth Song: Michael Jackson and the Art of Compassion” 2017

Being a review of Joseph Vogel's book "Earth Song: Michael Jackson and the Art of Compassion" with additional commentary on the artist and the song.

Michael Jackson’s lesson of inclusiveness in a discriminating world – MJ Studies Today, August 2017

Abstract: Kerry Hennigan experienced that we can still learn a lot from Michael Jackson and his care for people. Michael Jackson had no constrictions when helping those in need. Access the article here: http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/mj-studies-today-xx/ The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that... Continue Reading →

Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” – an anthem for Earth Day and every day – MJ Studies Today, April 2017

Abstract: In this column, Kerry Hennigan analyses Earth Song, the meaning and importance of this classic in Michael Jackson’s catalogue. Access the article here: http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/mj-studies-today-xvi/ The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the... Continue Reading →

World Cry and the case for ‘Cry’

A combination of memorial service and charitable fundraiser, World Cry was the dream of an American Michael Jackson fan named Amber Sipes. [1] It brought fans together by the glow of candlelight, to read poems and messages for Michael on... Continue Reading →

Michael Jackson Advocacy – MJ Studies Today, October 2016

Abstract: In the October column, Kerry Hennigan talks about the role of advocacy as part of the Michael Jackson fan phenomenon. Access this article via MJ Studies Today X (14-10-2016) — The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies | ISSN: 2452-0497

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