There is a lot of controversy when it comes to Michael Jackson. Many people have different opinions but most opinions have been formed based on his later years of life rather than his early years.
Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the eighth child of the Jackson family. He did not have a good relationship with his father and there has been documentation that he suffered physical and emotional abuse while growing up. Michael Jackson stated himself that the abuse he endured is what made him become so successful at his career. The verbal abuse was also one of the factors in why he changed his appearance so drastically through the years of his fame. In 1964, Michael and his brothers started a band that they called the Jackson 5. He was already becoming someone the world would always remember. In 1982, Michael released the album “Thriller” and that is when his life changed forever. He was now known as the king of pop music and this album is still to this day his best selling album he ever released. Michael Jackson was talented in so many ways and the world recognized all of it. He was an amazing dancer, choreographer, singer and songwriter. But, with the undying love of fans and the fame that comes with this way of life there are also factors that even the best of people have to endure. Your privacy is no longer respected, everything you do is announced to the public world and that can be very devastating to some people. His later years of life were not as happy. He became more self destructive as the years went on which eventually led to his early death on June 25, 2009. This news was devastating to so many of his fans and people all over the world. No matter what you believe about Michael, one thing will never change. He truly was one of the most talented musicians the world had ever has ever seen.