Heyma Singh 3332
December 21, 2012 St.Gregory the Great school
The King of Pop
Michael Jackson. Do you know who Michael Jackson is? Michael Joseph Jackson better known as Michael Jackson, MJ, or the King of Pop was the most successful entertainer of all time. He started performing in 1964 at the age of five as the lead singer along with his brothers in a group called the Jackson 5. Michael Jackson was disciplined very harshly. His father would whip him and his brother’s if any of them messed up during any of the dance routines but, Michael was mostly used as an example. He was the seventh out of his nine brothers. His brother Randy got hit the most because he had trouble with learning dance steps. Joe denied abusing his children. Michael Jacksons father Joe Jackson wouldn’t even let his sons call him dad, He demanded that they call him by his first name. Michael said that he would never hit his children because he wouldn’t want them to feel the way he felt about his father. It is sad that Michael as a kid would sometimes vomit at the sight of his own father. He began his solo career in 1979. Michael Jackson supported many charities, some of the popular ones you may know of are, Aids Project Los Angeles, American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He also supported Cure4Lupus, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities and many more. Michael started the Heal the World Charity foundation in 1992. The foundation’s purpose is to focus on children’s safety and healthy development. It aims to make the world aware of the rights and needs of all children around the world, and make sure they live in a violent free world and without diseases. Unfortunately, the organization was shut down by the government in 2002 because, they...
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