The Greatest Of All
"Michael was huge on every continent. He transcended ethnic borders [...]. He crossed all these lines without sweat. What made Michael special was the fact that people knew he was real. He was like a great performer, one of the greatest the world has ever seen."
A few days after his death, a reporter was on one of the American TV shows. She said that when Michael died, she had been on a news assignment in a very remote part of the world, they heard about his death but did not think so much about it considering where they were. It was so remote that she and her film crew could only go by car and then they had to get out and walk the rest of the way over very rocky terrain. They had a local village man working for them as a guide and interpreter. After walking for some time, he turned to her and said, "It´s very sad, isn´t it?" She replied, "What is very sad?" And he said: "Michael Jackson" She later reflected, that it was in that moment on an isolated mountain in a remote part of the world, looking at a poor farmer who probably never traveled more than 100 miles from where he was born, did she realized who Mihael Jackson really was... THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE.
Genuine question. Have you ever met a person that didn’t know who Michael Jackson was? I can say with a 100% certainty I never have. pic.twitter.com/0QuQtU84WZ— Eb9858 (@EivindMJ98) March 20, 2019
in the smallest of rural villages in Turkey ...the know who the GOAT is #MichaelJackson— MJJJusticeProject (@MJJJusticePrjct) March 20, 2019
lol my uncles in the deep villages of Zimbabwe know who Michael is. My young nephews know who Michael is....He had that ability to transcend races, cultures, generations through his music.— Magumbo Special (@docfarai) March 20, 2019
No. Even my grandma knows him like she's an old lady who can't read and only speaks Hakka and lives in a Chinese small town……— 幂律噪声 (@PowerLawNoise) March 20, 2019
The thing is most people know him but very few of them understand him.
I often think that maybe he is more well-known than his skin disorder-
Never. I have traveled a lot. Been on top of mountains, very isolated places where people I met did not know how to read and write. But they knew Michael and his songs. And one other person they knew was Mandela. They had his photos cropped of newspapers.— kidkaitė. (@neverlandia_) March 20, 2019
Yes. And the place was not even near South Africa. The place was in Northern Anatolia. Again, they did not know about his personal life and donations but they knew Thriller, and TDCAU.— kidkaitė. (@neverlandia_) March 20, 2019