Quote from pennyaline
There is a big difference between an outbreak of an influenza historic for causing massive mortality, and the sudden death of a pathetic, obscure curiosity who most people learned to ignore long ago. Face it, honestly, how long had it been since you last thought about MJ before he died?
I think the poster's question should have been asked and then you should have stopped at that.
You personally may not have thought about him but there are people all around the world who cared for his music and considered him to be a great and positively influential person uniting people of all races and cultures. To call him pathetic is to make yourself look the same. At the end of the day, he was someone's brother, father, friend, donor, role model, etc.
Show respect or simply enlighten yourself a bit, if for nothing else, to alleviate the hatefulness in your heart.