Michael Jackson was one of the most popular men to appear in the history of the world. He was also apart of controversy for years after his ascension to the top of the music world.
Many people believed his days of “Thriller” lacked social commentary even though he had dance thumping songs such as Billie Jean and even the smooth “Human Nature. By the year 1987, the King of Pop changed everyone’s opinion that he could not deliver topical songs. The “Bad Album” would see Michael Jackson release songs such as “Man In The Mirror” and the album title cut with the visuals of street gangs and bullying.
However, it wasn’t until 1991 when Michael Jackson’s skin color became a hot topic did MJ go extreme with the song “Black Or White”. It would become his most controversial music video ever and it received backlash for some people in the media. The true power of the song was the hidden messages that would be visualized and not realized until years later. It showed the brilliance of the entertainer. Check out the video to see the decoding.
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