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Did you consider Michael Jackson a sex symbol?

Some seem to have, and according to some pop culture experts, he became a solidified “sex symbol” with his “You Are Not Alone” video with Lisa Marie Presley, where he lays around half naked.

I was only 8 when that song came out, so I am not sure, but did you think so?

I did used to love this song. My mom would play it all the time (she always loved Michael, but won’t listen to him now because she believes he molested those boys). It’s sad because she would still listen to him regularly until that documentary came out and she was convinced he did it. Before that she gave him the benefit of the doubt.

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by Anonymousreply 7002/16/2021


Least sexy person on the planet OMG.

by Anonymousreply 111/15/2020

No. I always wanted to know what colour his dick was.

Perhaps, I should have tried when I was a 'fresher' flower.

by Anonymousreply 211/15/2020

No, he was never a sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 311/15/2020

No, absolutely unsexy. I remember that video & MJs nudity got some flak at the time. He had the body of a ten year old white boy. I was a bit repulsed by the video.

by Anonymousreply 411/15/2020

Lisa Marie looked great though

by Anonymousreply 511/15/2020

MJ had a white boys frame. He was never thick. Always thin framed. He was just black.

by Anonymousreply 611/15/2020

She does look great in this. He is repellent.

by Anonymousreply 711/15/2020

Fuck no! Are you kidding?!

by Anonymousreply 811/15/2020

Blech. No. God, no.

by Anonymousreply 911/15/2020

Peter Pan was not a sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 1011/15/2020

Michael was sexy for about fifteen minutes in the late 70s before he started the plastic surgery and skin whitening.

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by Anonymousreply 1511/15/2020

Duh. Of course. We all did.

by Anonymousreply 1611/15/2020

Noted white woman Michael Jackson was quite a sex symbol indeed.

by Anonymousreply 1711/15/2020

R10- You mean Peter PANSY.

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by Anonymousreply 1911/15/2020

OP, are you retarded? NO! And his attempts at trying to come off as "sexy" were met with contempt or laughter and deservedly so. It makes sense why--he was secretly thinking of banging 8 year olds.

by Anonymousreply 2011/15/2020

So many layers of irony in OP's post. "U r Not Alone' was written by R Kelly to Michael Jackson--one pedophile/pederast to an even bigger pedophile.

by Anonymousreply 2111/15/2020

He was kind of homely as a teen until he got that first nose job. Then he became very cute. Not not sexy. He was cute in a neutered sort of way. Then he just got weird.

Fuck you Joe Jackson, for messing his head up.

by Anonymousreply 2211/15/2020

Joe Jackson messed up all of the Jackson children. He and the older Jackson boys would have sex with women while they shared a room with young Michael. So messed up.

by Anonymousreply 2311/15/2020

No, but QUEEN JANET is still a sex symbol, unlike HAGDONNA!

by Anonymousreply 2411/15/2020

He had achieved the exact look he wanted when this video was filmed. What year was it again? Shame he couldn’t just stop there with the procedures and kept going until he looked like a freak. He had severe body dysmorphia (among other issues.p, obviously.)

by Anonymousreply 2511/15/2020

Yes, he was, for a brief time during the Thriller era and probably the album that came after it (the one that had The Way You Make Me Feel).

by Anonymousreply 2611/15/2020

R25 1995

by Anonymousreply 2711/15/2020

I actually had wanted to start a thread on this the other day but figured I'd be ridiculed to high heaven. But now that we're here...there is ONE moment when I felt his sexuality was finally bubbling over into a tangible sex energy. I could finally imagine him having sex, and it was kinda hot. It was the video for "In The Closet" where he and Naomi Campbell are gyrating and grinding. This video is overtly sexual. Not even kinda sorta - it's dripping wet.

He finally arrived at something as close to manliness. And then *poof* it was gone again.

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by Anonymousreply 2811/15/2020

You can grab your crotch and yell HOOEEEEE all you want. It won't make you sexy.


by Anonymousreply 2911/15/2020

From about 1978 until about 1981, Michael was cute, even handsome. But the more he bleached his skin and fucked with his face, he became less attractive. Even during Thriller, he looked too worked on.

He did look good in r28's video, but I attribute that more to Herb Ritts, who was a genius at making everybody look sexy.

by Anonymousreply 3011/15/2020

R30 Do you think Herb Ritts art-designed Michael's whole look in the video? it's the only time MJ has ever been overtly sexy looking. If it was all Ritts, it makes sense why MJ never recreated that level of sexuality again in subsequent work.

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by Anonymousreply 3111/15/2020

It's sad because Marlon and Jackie aren't that bad looking. Tito and Jermaine have the fucked up plastic surgery faces and Randy is fat. Based on Marlon and Jackie you have to wonder what Michael would look like if he didn't alter his face.

by Anonymousreply 3211/15/2020

Possibly, r31. MJ never seemed to take any risks after Thriller. I think Herb must have convinced him it would work, and he was right. It's the only video of his where MJ looked different from his Bad/Dangerous videos. It was a refreshing change and, true, then it was gone.

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I'd hit it

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by Anonymousreply 3511/15/2020

^^^He looks like Chicago's Mayor Lightfoot in that picture.

by Anonymousreply 3611/15/2020

R35 Hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

by Anonymousreply 3711/15/2020

He looked handsome around the time of thriller

by Anonymousreply 3811/15/2020

I remember seeing it and thinking - who is that woman with Lisa Marie Presley?

by Anonymousreply 3911/15/2020

It’s a shame he didn’t stop messing with himself. He should have stopped after Thriller

by Anonymousreply 4011/20/2020

He should have stopped after Off the Wall. By Thriller he already looked freakish.

by Anonymousreply 4111/20/2020

I thought he had a nice butt. Other than that, no, I didn't find him sexy.

by Anonymousreply 4211/20/2020

Maybe on the Off the Wall album. Possibly in some of the Thriller album vids. Def got weird on/after the Bad album.

by Anonymousreply 4311/20/2020

I believe he was a sex symbol around the Thriller Billy Jean days. But once his face got lighter, and his overall personna weirder he became post sexual and post racial.

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Helmut Berger and Marcello Mastroianni mourning Visconti's death - 1976

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by Anonymousreply 4511/20/2020

I considered him a freak.

by Anonymousreply 4611/20/2020

Ew. No.

Not even when he was black.

by Anonymousreply 4711/20/2020

Michael Jackson was extremely masculine! He would fuck you in the restroom of a Hardee’s’!

by Anonymousreply 4812/11/2020

When he was a black man, most definitely. Whatever it is that he morphed into, definitely not.

by Anonymousreply 4912/11/2020

don't stop video

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by Anonymousreply 5012/11/2020

Baby cute face before the surgery, but really more like a child. I didn't find him attractive at all as he went straight from cute kid to noseless skeleton to downright creepy. I just asked my roommate because I wanted a woman's point of view and she said maybe tween girls would have had an innocent crush on teenage Michael in the 70's like her and her girlfriends all had on George Michael and his partner in Wham. Cute eyes, dimples and friendly faces but it's a thing BEFORE full sexual maturity when you become aware that one was a creep and the other two guys were gay - except George never grossed them out because he was just a normal gay guy with a nice look but Michael seemed like a pervert.

by Anonymousreply 5112/11/2020

I'm not into skinny white women, so no.

by Anonymousreply 5212/11/2020

He was one of a kind. That’s for sure

by Anonymousreply 5302/15/2021

An ASEXUAL symbol maybe

by Anonymousreply 5402/15/2021

Michael Jackson sexy? NO, eww.

by Anonymousreply 5502/15/2021

He looked like a trans. Sexy? FUCK NO 🤮

by Anonymousreply 5602/15/2021

I considered him a freak.

by Anonymousreply 5702/16/2021

Oh God no! No pop music star EVER had less sex appeal, including Meat Loaf! I followed his career from the J5 to his solo career and into the madness: First he was marketed as a "nice boy", fun and a good dancer but he'd never treat a woman with disrespect but totally not gay, then his people realized he was just too wierd to fit that image so they started publicizing him as a harmless eccentric manchild. Then his nose fell off and the rumors about little boys went mainstream, and they tried calling him "The King of Pop", as a last-ditch effort. Never, at any point, did he show the public any kind of sexual chemistry with another adult.

He was such a bizarre person, he spent his adult life trying not to be an adult male. If he'd lived today, he'd probably have "become a woman".

by Anonymousreply 5802/16/2021

Never for a second but I did envy him starting with the Thriller videos/album. He seemed to have it all while I was 19 and a bit lost. When the major plastic surgery horror story started, I realized it was revealing a very mentally ill man inside. His look was like a live portrait of Dorian Gray.

by Anonymousreply 5902/16/2021

Jermaine was the hot one!!

by Anonymousreply 6002/16/2021

He was SO HANDSOME (though not sexy to me) before he started cutting up his face.

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by Anonymousreply 6102/16/2021

And even though he didn't need it, if he had just stopped after the first or even second nose job, he would still have been a beautiful man.

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by Anonymousreply 6202/16/2021

Sad that this is the topic of interest to you today, OP.

by Anonymousreply 6302/16/2021

[quote] Did you consider Michael Jackson a sex symbol?

Are you fuck’n kidding me

by Anonymousreply 6402/16/2021

Yes absolutely, I thought Michael Jackson was sexy, BUT ONLY FROM 1979 TO 1983, and I am not even a fan.

by Anonymousreply 6502/16/2021

Cute kid -> awkward teen - > unsexiest person, ever

by Anonymousreply 6602/16/2021

No. He's what I think about if I need to get an inconvenient erection to go away.

by Anonymousreply 6702/16/2021

Maybe among blind extraterrestrials but otherwise, no.

by Anonymousreply 6802/16/2021

Not my type but was nice looking up until Thriller. When he came back with Bad he looked like a Diana Ross Gelfling.

by Anonymousreply 6902/16/2021

I never thought of Michael Jackson as a sex symbol, there is nothing sexy about him.

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