John Legend checked in with fans on his Twitter (@johnlegend) earlier this evening, bringing up a sensitive topic about the late Michael Jackson after reading about an apparent case of racial discrimination at a swim club in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. The R&B singer writes:
I wonder what young black kids are thinking now as we glorify MJ who went through such lengths to change his complexion and have white kids
interesting to think about in the context of the comments about the complexion of the kids at the pool.
Just to be clear, I’m very much an MJ fan and I believe he should be celebrated. Just acknowledging that there were some troubling and sad aspects of his life that should at least be thought-provoking to us.
Ok, enough “deep thoughts” for tonight. Hope I didn’t offend w/ the MJ thoughts. I truly appreciate and respect him as an artist…
And my comments were in no way meant as a diss to him. Just looking at bigger questions that came to mind with the Philly incident