Michael Jackson Is Up For Five AMA Nominations, And Hell Has Frozen Over
Seriously people. Has everyone lost their damn minds?
The AMA Awards (American Music Awards) recently announced the nominees for 2009, and Michael Jackson is up for FIVE awards. When I read this news, I actually thought it was some sort of spoof.
But no, Jackson was nominated for Best Artist, Best Male Artist, Best Album, Best R&B Male Artist and Best R&B Album.
I just can't sit back and watch this stupidity unfold without asking WTF?
This may be the only time I will ever stand up for Lady Gaga.
The AMA Awards are actually based on sales and radio data from Nielsen. And for the last three years, fans were able to vote for the winners on AMA's website.
So although Jackson's album "Number Ones" is selling like hot cakes now,*shakes head*, it was RECORDED BACK IN 2003.
SIX YEARS AGO.
So why the HELL was it eligible for a nomination? And how is this fair to the other artists?
A tribute to Jackson at the AMA Awards would have been more than enough. Even although I am sick to death of "Jackson mania" and do not understand the worship that this man is receiving. It just blows my mind that people have such short memories.
If you think the award nominations are insane, hold on to your sequined glove, because just when I thought it couldn't possibly get any more ridiculous, I happen to see a petition online, for Michael Jackson to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. I kid you not.
Here is a snippet from the petition, and it is one of the funniest things I have read in a long time and I have bolded the parts I find most hilarious.
Dear Norwegian Nobel Committee,
We the undersigned, would like to nominate legendary performing artist and global humanitarian Michael Jackson for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. He was and will continue to be one of the most famous, and influential men on earth. Michael’s message for humankind has always been rooted in compassion, and kindness. He has succeeded a lifelong dedication to the well being of humanity. Moving beyond all political, social, and economic borders Michael Jackson consistently spread a positive message of global unity, healing, and love.
Wait.... I have to get off the floor, I was laughing too hard.
I know I always say this, but I swear, you can't make this crap up.
Surprisingly, there are over 45,000 + people supporting this petition. *pinching myself* Continued on the next page