His legacy will DEFINTELY be that of a child abuser, drug abuser and freak. To think otherwise is totally naive. Mich called this one spot on. The hero worship will shine the brightest for days, but when that light dims, his enormous personality flaws will be all that remain. Not everyone is in love with the persona he loved to sell to people, and far fewer people bought it.
But again, I feel sad for the children who only knew him (and nannies) because HE REFUSED to allow them to have a mother in their lives. They are deserving of ALL the sympathy they receive. I really feel bad for them, and the family, but Michael - I wouldn't have trusted my kids with him for 2 minutes. And that has nothing to do with how much we all liked "A-B-C" by the Jackson 5. That was awesome, but it was just a damn song, that's it.
Here, check this
out. Katt Williams, a very funny comedian, giving a perpective I can completely relate to. And the only thing I'll be surprised about when it comes out that drugs were the cause of death was that his family couldn't buy a more respectable outcome from the California coroners on the case.
I'm sorry he's passed away, but I think it will free the people around him to have more normal lives. His life was SO BIG, and so different from what anyone else would see as normal, that this will bring a freedom - however painful that freedom may be. My best wishes to all the survivors of the Michael Jackson effect.