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Post by rowdyangel on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:27 pm

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A group of Michael Jackson fans are planning to protest about a new film showing his final weeks, claiming it covers up his declining health.
Some are planning to hand out leaflets later at simultaneous global premieres of This Is It, a movie made by piecing together concert rehearsal footage.
A small circle of loyal followers say they saw his health go downhill.
Talin Shajanian, from Los Angeles, said: "A couple of weeks before he passed, we saw him change drastically."
Ms Shajanian was one of a number who waited outside the venues where he was rehearsing in the city while preparing for his gigs at London's O2 Arena.
She had been following Jackson since 2003 and gained his trust, along with other devotees, speaking to him on a regular basis, she said.

She told BBC News that fans saw the star change "from being excited about doing the shows to being concerned and not happy with the way things were going, and under a lot of pressure".
"He shared this with us, the pressure that he felt, the concerns that he had," she said.
"He specifically said he was only one person and only had a certain amount of energy to give, that so much was expected of him for these shows."
She said the star was "unusually thin" when the fans last saw him.
"We were expecting him to bulk up, to put on weight for the concerts like he had in the past, and that wasn't happening."
Medical supervision
They say they were so concerned that 20 followers wrote letters to the singer imploring him to take care of himself, which they gave him the night before he died.

The dedicated fans, who have set up a campaign called This Is Not It, are accusing concert promoter AEG Live of putting too much pressure on the star and failing to give him adequate medical supervision
They are planning to hand out flyers at many of the 15 simultaneous global premieres on Tuesday and Wednesday. But they are not calling for a boycott of the film.
A spokesman for AEG declined to comment.
Concert choreographer and director Kenny Ortega recently said of Jackson: "Was he slight? Yes. Was he frail? At times.
"But we had a very strong and excited, happy and determined Michael. He wanted to do this more than anything he's ever wanted to do... That's the truth. It really is."

In another interview, Mr Ortega said: "I think he was eating as much as he thought he needed to. I wished he would have eaten more. I was always making sure there was plenty of food around."
An autopsy found that the 50-year-old star weighed 136lb (9st 10lb) when he died, and had a strong heart but inflamed lungs.
The Los Angeles coroner disclosed in August that Propofol and the sedative Lorazepam were the "primary drugs responsible for Mr Jackson's death".
A statement from Sony Pictures, which is releasing the film, said: "Michael Jackson's This Is It is a celebration of Michael and his music and the film will demonstrate to fans around the world that he was an artist like no other who was passionately creating a one-of-a-kind concert experience.
"We believe his fans will be grateful for the rare opportunity to see Michael's creativity in action as he prepared and rehearsed for his upcoming London concerts."
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Post by MJFoReVeRandAlways on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:37 pm

Oh God, why can´t they just give up? Those who believe them won´t go to see it, and we who don´t will still see it no matter what!
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Post by THE JACKSONOLOGIST on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:40 pm

Why are they SO insistant about this? This pisses me off.
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Post by H'aime on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:44 pm

It shouldn't piss anyone off... They are simply following what they believe in. They believe that Michael is dead and that his legacy is being exploited by AEG and Sony. Of course, they're not going to chalk money up for the people they believe allowed Michael to die.
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Post by amber on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:45 pm

Erm, small circle? it was just announced on my local radio station that 15,000 are expected to stage the protest they said its the THIS IS NOT IT bunch! omg what is wrong with these people, and Karen Bloody Faye say's we are nuts??
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Post by BJ on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:47 pm

Omg...
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Post by See on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:49 pm

amber wrote: Erm, small circle? it was just announced on my local radio station that 15,000 are expected to stage the protest they said its the THIS IS NOT IT bunch! omg what is wrong with these people, and Karen Bloody Faye say's we are nuts??

And we thing they are, so who is really nuts???
I think most ppl would vote for us LOL..
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Post by amber on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:52 pm

Your probably right there see lol i strongly believe its not us that is nuts, well one day they'll see..
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Post by Truth_or_Dare on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:58 pm

They are fighting for MJ and what they believed happened to him! If I believed he was dead I would have been there joining them!
They are not crazy for fighting for MJ's rights, are they?
Wouldnt you d the same if you thought he was dead and that it was AEG's fault?
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Post by ishealive on Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:00 pm

ffs some people would protest about the opening of an envelope
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Post by ilprincipe on Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:23 pm

These stalkers suck....
they are soooooo annoying....
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Post by Thetruth on Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:28 pm

Michael always talked about being left alone for once, they sure didnt obey that rule.
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Post by Christiana on Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:55 pm

ishealive wrote:ffs some people would protest about the opening of an envelope

That one made me
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