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For his music. For his antics.
Debate Score:88
Arguments:56
Total Votes:98
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How will Michael Jackson be remembered?

Michael Jackson died today aged 50 from a suspected cardiac arrest.

The singer has been surrounded by controversy for claims of indecent behaviour around children. Will he ultimately be remembered for his huge musical talent, or for the aforementioned controversies?

For his music.

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For his antics.

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6 points

His music. Sure he was a little strange..looking... but I never gave a crap what he looked like. His music was awesome and it never got boring.

Side: For his music.
4 points

For his music eventually. The guy could sing. I liked the Jackson 5 stuff much better than the pop stuff though. Pop rarely survives, but I think a lot of the music from his younger days are pretty classical and can bridge the time gap.

Side: For his music.
3 points

i loved his music and his way of life he was a good man and i loved his trademark move the moon walk i loved thriller.

Side: For his music.
3 points

Yes michael jackson was a great singer but he was also a great dancer with his awesome moonwalk he put his soul in his song and dance thats way we should appreciate him for that so who ever didn't like him didn't have tasty.

Side: For his music.
2 points

Look at the famous composers of the past or any other musician who has ever had a strange life but amazing music. The first thing that comes to mind about these people is their music. After this, we think about their lives.

Side: For his music.
2 points

He will be remembered by the moon walk, the sparkle glove/socks and his high water pants.

Side: For his music.

I think he will be remembered for the great talents he possessed and for his brand of weirdness as well. This was one talented man whose name will be forever tainted by allegations which may not be true. It's a tremendous loss but I think the best was behind him unless he had something new for the upcoming tour which they will release if they have it prepared.

Side: For his music.
2 points

Yeah, there was the whole thing about him molesting children, and that will always be remembered. But when it comes to Michael Jackson, I think his music will be even more remembered.

Really, the HIStory and Thriller albums were awesome as fuck and he truly was the King of Pop.

You know, when Fera Faucett died she went to heaven and God asked her what she wanted. She said for all the children to be safe.

So God killed Michael Jackson.

Side: For his music.
sundaisy1029(1) Disputed
2 points

Okay idiot! If all the children are safe then tell me why are there still child rapist and molesters still on the streets. I actually thought you were going somewhere with your point but, it seems to be another stupid remark that really makes no sense. You guys kill me still accusing this man of being a molester without having any proof that he actually did it. Whether you guys like it or not Michael is always going to be remembered more for his music than you people trying to make him out as a child molestor, so get over it.

Side: For his music.
ThePyg(6759) Disputed
1 point

wow... I guess you don't know what a joke is... but okay. Jokes don't have to make complete sense, just make a point... the point being that he was a child molester.

and here's the (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/michaeljackson/010605jackson.html)[evidence] showing that he was a child molester.

Side: For his music.
2 points

That just may be the worst and tasteless thing I've ever heard you say Pyggy! That is so unfair especially since the man was NEVER convicted of anything! I don't think you or the world will ever understand a man like MJ!

Side: For his music.
ThePyg(6759) Disputed
2 points

I actually make it my hobby to understand sick people like pedophiles. in a way, they are victims of their desires, but that doesn't change the fact that they are fucking up little kids.

and OJ was never convicted of murder but we can all agree that he is a murderer.

and the worst thing i've ever said? I guess you don't read all of my posts.

Side: For his music.
2 points

I think that people outside of the U.S. will most likely remember him for his music, but Americans, specifically younger Americans remember the other side of him. (that child-molesting side)

Side: I dont think one cancels out the other
2 points

His music touched a lot of persons and he should be remembered for that. He is now dead and I believe that we should let him rest in peace and stop condemning him.

Side: For his music.
2 points

For those who seem to want to judge a man for molesting anyone should make sure they have facts, lets not forget all the unjustice that has been done to him since he was a child as far as Im concerned michael God rest his soul died of a broken heart. As far as his music there will nothing will ever be able to compare, ever, He was a genius! Hope he can have a bit of peace now. love you michael

Side: For his music.
2 points

Nobody will ever replace the lost we had he WAS, IS and WILL BE "THE KING OF POP"

I love you Michael Jackson

Side: For his music.
2 points

Definitely for his talent which shone through beyond eveything that the media portrayed about him, and the betrayal of those around him. RIP. I can remember listening to his music as a young child, teenager and adult. Then due to change in music tastes and not listening to it for years, to rediscover it through my children who chose to listen on its own merit. So Blame it on the Boogie, The man was talented.

Side: For his music.
2 points

His music! The Thriller album was a HIT! Althugh people look at him from positive and negative sides, his music will always be remembrered!

Side: For his music.
2 points

sure for his MUSIC...................................

THE KING OF POP CAN NEVER FADE AWAY IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC....

Side: For his music.
1 point

Michael Jackson will be remembered for being the epitome of a great entertainter. All of the bullshit and lies that surrounded his personal life, aren't going to be important to history. What he accomplished and the good deeds he did are what will be told as stories for years to come. I'm sure I'll be telling my grandkids about this incredible, to say the least, man. He cared about children and the planet on which he stood, I think more than any other celebrity. He was a great person, despite what people want to believe. Like Michael once said, "Michael is the best. Screw the press." R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Side: For his music.
1 point

My heart is still sad from his loss.But i love me some michael.He will forever live in my heart.

Side: For his music.
1 point

His awesome music is too great to be overshadowed by his antics. His album Thriller is also said to be the greatest of all time.

Side: For his music.
1 point

His music was epic!!! he was one of the greatest singers in the US.

Side: For his music.
1 point

Yeah,Yeah, Yeah Michael Jackson will be remembered for his music and his art. To all of you people saying that no body is going to ever top Michael. You people are deluded. There is some kid somewhere in the world that will top Michael. Saying stuff like "No one will ever top Michael Jackson.", is just dis-empowering the future male singers. One day someone will top Michael Jackson.

Side: For his music.

Michael Jackson was a prodigy. He will be remembered for his great songs.

Side: For his music.
2 points

I luck at this fom the newest generation's pov. We weren't around in the great half of his life so, and I hate to say it, most of us see MJ as a wacko. His music is awesome!

THRILLER, THRILLER NIGHT!

Side: For his antics.
1 point

I dont support drug addicts and child molesters.

MJ was a zero

Side: For his antics.
Demetria(4) Disputed
1 point

Did he buy any drugs from you? Did you see him do any drugs? How can you call him a drug addict and has he ever touched your child?So why judge him. If you were in his shoes you wouldn't like for people to judge you just the same as you judged Michael.Stupid!!!!!!!!!

Side: For his music.
Halomao(10) Disputed
1 point

Ok I understand that you are disappointed that Michael did not live up to the standards in the Moon-walker movie. When the guy was about to inject the girl with drugs Michael said "Do it and your dead."-I will never forget that line. I understand you feel let down.

However, Michael was acquitted on all of the charges and claims of child molestation. Michael was set up by that family.

Side: For his music.
0 points

I dont think one cancels out the other

I like to listen to him for his music but speak about his antics

Side: I dont think one cancels out the other
0 points

I have a zero tolerance policy with sex offenders.

I'm not morning the loss of this man. Music is a beautiful thing, but it's not worth forgiving a child molester for.

Side: For his antics.
Argento(510) Disputed
2 points

Well in all fairness, we WAS judged in a court of law, in front of a jury, and CLEARED of ALL twelve accusations...

Side: For his music.
Pineapple(1448) Disputed
0 points

So was OJ.

But really I know he did it. You don't have secret rooms in your theme park mansion, and multiple accusations without something funky going on.

Side: For his antics.
1 point

He was never convicted of one of the allegations!''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

Side: For his music.
Demetria(4) Disputed
1 point

Everyone wants to call Michael a child molester. What about parents who sleep with their children sexually? That happens everyday.This boy that accused Michael of molesting him only did it because his parents told him to do it because they couldn't pay his medical bills. So get the facts before you start judging anyone because it takes an ass to make an assumptionof a situation.But a smart person to get the facts.

Side: For his music.
wacko(114) Disputed
0 points

what a shame that the fact that he was accused of being a sex offender gets more billing than the FACT that he was aquitted of all charges. You have to remember at the time of the trials Michael Jackson was already recieving alot of negative press for slipping infront of PAul McCartney and snapping up the rights to more beatles songs , the cosmetic surgeries and accusations that he was gay, buying the elephant mans bones, sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber, changing his colour. I dont think anyone would have been Bias in favour of Michael Jackson, so one can only assume that the evidence alone must have PROVEN him innocent as I am positive everyone would have tried their hardest to prove otherwise. I am wondering if those responsible for the destuction of Michael Jackson will ever have to face extortion, defamation of character and slander charges.

Side: For his music.
0 points

I grew up listening to the Jackson 5, cartoons and regular shows. I like his music... But yet 1 awe-shitosky wipes out all the at-a-boy's he has created...

Side: For his antics.