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Rupert Everett says Michael Jackson is better off dead

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  1. Mr Everett seems to be in the “news” a lot at the moment (talking mostly rubbish)… has he got something to sell?

  2. Me hopes not. But before pink news rises to the challenge of being internet white nights, who hasn’t said things like these in private? And who would have the balls to say them to the public? Fair play rupert.

  3. Mihangel apYrs 23 Jul 2009, 11:13am

    Why on earth is this such an issue, why is it even reported?? He’s not an expert he’s a performer. He does things for attention and money. He says things for the same reason.

    If I want an actor I may want Rupert; if I want a trained philosopher I look elsewhere

  4. I hope this idiot bears in mind that calling other people “freaks” ands saying it is “fortuitous that he died” are some of the sort of comments that bigots have said about gay people and other minority groups in the past. This Rupert Everett, by saying such things, is as big an idiot as the bigots he proclaims to hate so much.

  5. The one thing that is true of Everett’s biography is that it is well-written. The life he describes is shallow, fickle, and sad. But the writing is indeed inventive. Therefore it seems to me that this man, now no longer being sought out by the limelight, i.e. casting agents, is sitting at home and using his inventive ability to piece together absurd and illogical statements to release to the press. And they are printing his press releases because, as I say, though presenting absolutely illogical and ridiculous statements, they are inventive.

    And Daily Mirror readers will read any crap.

    How low the man has sunk.

    He was brilliant in the film “An Ideal Husband”, back in 1999.

  6. Paul Brownsey 23 Jul 2009, 11:50am

    He needs to learn what “fortuitous” means. It is not a synonym for “fortunate”.

  7. Fortuitous = occurring by happy chance; Luck (also called fortuity) is a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a person’s control. Luck can be good or bad (as in; Good fortune or misfortune).

    So I disagree Paul, seems like a good use of the word to me – at least in the sense he appears to have used it correctly. NOt that I agree…

  8. Edward in Los Angeles 23 Jul 2009, 12:38pm

    Is Rupert on meds? His words and logic appear to be dictated by mood swings?

  9. Simon Murphy 23 Jul 2009, 12:48pm

    I agree with him. Michael Jackson was a horribly screwed up individual whose grasp of reality was destroyed by a lifetime of stardom; a childhood of abuse and and adulthood where no-one could tell him ‘Listen Michael, stop destroying your face and get help for your drug addiction’. Plus there are all the allegations of child abuse against him. If Jacko’s drug addictions were as serious as is now being reported then there is no way that his ‘comeback’ concerts could have succeeded. Rupert Everett is not saying anything particularly controversial here. I think pretty much everyone has thought the same thing.

  10. Am a bit bemused as to why Rupert Everett keeps popping up as “news’..?? So he has an opinion on Michael Jackson; so do a lot of people, and his isn’t made any more scintillating by his being gay! (And he does seem to talk nonsense a lot of the time…)

  11. Brian Burton 23 Jul 2009, 7:04pm

    Michael Jackson, whatever else he was, was a Genius. You cannot argue with genius. The millions he gave pleasure to during his 50 years far out-weighs any displeasure he may have caused also. Books and documentry films will from now on flood world markets about the life of M.J. It will be future generations who will judge M.J. We are all too ‘up close and personal’ as we are. All having our say about M.J. and signifying nothing! Including Everett. I think I would like to bake Everett an upside-down cake. First he said he’s glad M.J. is dead, then says I would have sleped with him at fourteen….. I cannot find fault with any comments on this thread, they are all just words like mine, I guess.
    Love is fed by the imagination, by which we become wiser than we know, better than we feel, nicer than we are: by which we can see life as a whole….Only what is fine can feed…Love. But anything will feed hate!

  12. Oh, he does have something to sell: two-part TV documentary about Lord Byron on C4 starting Monday

  13. Why are all these celebs in the news talking about how they feel about Jackson’s death? No one asked them, and no one cares. It is not a newsworthy that Madonna feels saddened by his death any more than it is news that Rupert Everett thinks he deserved to die. Points to Rupert for the rhetorical moodswings- he manages to have six different opinions in the course of one press statement. He’s on the whole a great actor, but this statement does contain any revelations about Michael Jackson or his death.

  14. Simon Murphy 23 Jul 2009, 11:51pm

    Brian Burton – I don’t think Michael Jackson was a genius. He was a consummate performer and entertainer but his musical output was so limited that he didn’t have enough material to classify him as a genius. He had only 6 original albums in 30 years where he had incredibly talented producers like Quincy Jones to guide him.

    Someone like Prince is a musical genius. Prince lives, breathes and eats music. He has written thousands of songs and plays all musical instruments. He looks like he would die without music.

    Jacko seems more like the type of guy who was incredibly gifted but who regarded music and performing as a job. He was very good at his job until about 1990 at which point he seems to have lost interest. That may be related to his drug addiction. Who knows. But by the time of his death he’d not released anything of note in over 15 years.

  15. Rupert is a bitter queen, her acting career is so down the rocky road hill, she has no life… SOMEONE TELL THIS QUEEN TO – “SHUT THE FUCK UP”.

  16. Simon Murphy – I completely disagree. To descibe MJ as just a consummate performer is a travesty to the man who musicians the world over have modelled themselves on. Talking of a man who at the age of 5 started out singing and dancing to accomplish more than any other artist in history – He took street dancing and incorporated the moves of Fred Astaire to dazzling effect – He has co-written and written many number one songs for himself and others. The number of albums an artist releases doesn’t reflect it’s quality. Putting aside the phenomenon that was Thriller, the multi platinum selling albums Bad, Dangerous and History and Invincible coupled with his contribution to popular music are testament to the great MJ. Just for the record, the album Dangerous was released in 1991 and went 7 x platinum, not bad for an artist who apparently didn’t release anything of note after 1990.

  17. David Griff 24 Jul 2009, 2:18am

    I also wouldn’t say Jackson was a genius…just a good entertainer. On another note, doesn’t Rupert Everett talk a lot without saying anything helpful!

  18. All these people mouthing off about Rupert Everett are guilty of talking far worse nonsense and hatred than he ever said.

  19. Michael Jackson was a tragic but highly talented man who had a major battle with his own issues and who tried to unsuccessfully escape from them.

  20. Brian Burton 24 Jul 2009, 6:34am

    You are entirely right and Simon Murphy wrong. Simon Murpy is a consumate chatter-box but that is all he is. I doubt wheather Simon could hum a tune correctly. Some people worship Jimmy Hendrix, I thought he was overated. Elvis Presley’s estate made forty million dollars in 2008. I just bet my sweet bibby that M.J. will top that hands down next year.

    Simon, as good as you are and as bad as I am. I’m as good as you are, as bad as I am!

  21. Rupert Everett is just another whore-actor desperately seeking the next role and more applause. The extraordinary good facial looks he had as a youngster are dropping from moosh by the hour and so he’s fighting like fuck to stay in the public spotlight. Any publicity is good publicity for whores like this. With this new C4 doco on Lord Byron he’s trying to turn himself into an academic TV commentator. The wonderful David Starkey little Rupert will never be!

  22. I think Everett may have a point, Jacko was in serious trouble both as an artist and an individual, however, I don’t think it’s down to a two-bit actor best known for playing down-on-their-luck faggots (I wonder why) – is the best person to voice such an opinion, particularly when the news is still hot and a little respect should be shown to those that miss him.

    As they say, there is no such thing as bad publicity, and if this gets him noticed, then it was a good move on his part. Pink News: Stop giving this man the oxygen of publicity and let him crawl back to his self-deserving obscurity.

  23. Brian Burton 26 Jul 2009, 7:18am

    Ah Yes! A map of the world that dose not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one Country that Man is always Landing….Yes, progress is the realization of Utopia!

  24. Ryan Haynes 26 Jul 2009, 2:57pm

    Michael not a musical genius? He could sing, beat box, play somewhere in the region of 15 instruments (most of which he played on his albums). He wrote the lyrics, infact for each album he created hundreds of songs and was such a perfectionist he only put forward the best.

    Eacvh album had in the region of 6 – 8 singles released, more than most artists which shows his musical genius. In the last 20 years his personal life got in the way of him launching any new material.

    I’d suggest you take time to read abit more about Michael ,watch his behind the scenes footage – then make a comment on the genius of this dead man!

  25. Wow, Ryan, MJ could play FIFTEEN musical instruments! Wow! He must have been a truly extraordinary musician.

    Please list below the 15 different instruments upon which he was proficient.

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