Macaulay and Brett Barnes do NOT join Wade Robson’s lawsuit. CRUEL GAMES AROUND MACAULAY
This automatically turned him into another target of MJ haters – in addition to Brett Barnes whom they are now harassing in an utterly relentless way (please see this post for details).
Wade Robson’s supporters have surely tried their luck with Macaulay too, but something apparently went wrong as there are certain signs of failure and desperation noticeable among the harassers.
They have to admit that Macaulay has ‘character’ and will hardly ever ‘betray’ Michael, and mind you, in their language the refusal to betray actually means his refusal to tell lies about MJ.
In search for an explanation of Macaulay’s unwillingness to join Robson’s slander suit they naturally quote from a certain boy-lover forum whose arguments they fully share (while simultaneously trying to distance themselves from their views).
Their explanation of Macaulay’s resistance is as follows:
“One ‘boy-lover’ said that Mac Culkin would never tell because he had “character” — meaning he wasn’t a traitor like Wade, Jimmy, Jordie, Gavin, etc. The ‘boy-lover’ noted that he was “eternally grateful for such faithfulness and character” in certain boys who, “despite the many eventual boy defections which take place under societal pressure”, continue to have a “shred of decency” and not tell on their “erstwhile adult companions”.
Indeed, ‘character’ Macaulay Culkin does have, only not the kind these people imagine. A boy who at the age of 14 told his ultra-domineering father that he was quitting his successful career and was going in ‘retirement’ should have had much character to do it. And who also sought estrangement from his father and sorted out money matters with him a couple of years later. And is refusing to see him ever since.
Indeed, despite his seemingly frail facade Macaulay Culkin is a hard nut to crack and is therefore capable to give MJ haters very much headache, and in a way these people don’t even suspect it. The so-called Wade Robson supporters evidently realize that it will be impossible to bring Macaulay over to their side and this is why they prefer to spread boy-lovers’ theories about him rather than handle him directly.
However this doesn’t make Macaulay’s life any easier. Where small fry cannot bite some really big sharks come into play and make his life unbearable. Indeed, Macaulay is being harassed on a totally different level – tabloids and mainstream media never give him a moment of peace, keep tripping on him the way they did on Michael Jackson and constantly play wicked games around him.
The stories spread about Macaulay in the media are extreme in their callousness as they regularly report that he has either “6 months to live” or has already died and several times too.
No one will convince me that things like that “just happen” on their own, without someone conducting this well-tuned orchestra. All of it looks like a concerted effort on the part of the media and those who pull the strings of this campaign which is surely aimed at ruining Macaulay’s life and health.
However the most surprising thing is that our cool “Home alone” character seems to have found a way to rebuff their attacks and has learned to cope with the problem in an absolutely fantastic way – he has begun to laugh at them and make fun of their stories.
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF THEY CONSTANTLY BURY YOU?
Indeed, how would you feel if the media constantly says that you are dead? This unique torture is a very special way Macaulay Culkin is getting his share of hate and nastiness from the press – the media cynically and repeatedly announces his early “death” or as a very minimum claims that he is “a heroin addict who has only 6 months to live”.
Each time I see such a renewed and sudden outbreak of media craziness against Macaulay I realize that he again rejected their insinuations about Michael Jackson and told them for an umpteenth time to f*** off. The media never forgives him for it and always pays him back with extra nastiness.
One of the recent outbreaks was in August 2012. This was the time when Robson’s claim was already in the making and required support from the so-called other “victims” of MJ. Macaulay evidently made himself clear that he was not taking part in the spectacle and therefore drew the media fire against himself again.
The onslaught was made in the style known to us from their campaigns against MJ.
The National Enquirer reported that Macaulay had 6 months to live according to some “insiders” and “sources” no one ever saw. These “sources” claimed that he was “hooked on heroin and prescription drugs and had come close to overdosing on prescription painkiller oxycodone”. Horror details about $6000 a month on drugs and his Manhattan apartment being a private “drug den” followed. Everyone spoke of the “tragic downfall of the child star” and tabloids screamed: “Macaulay Culkin is surely dying. He’s addicted to heroin, oxycodone, Percocet and Vicodin… “
The 2012 story was based on nothing factual but solely on the gossip that Macaulay was taking hard his break-up with actress Mila Kunis, whom he had been dating from 2002 to 2010, and also on the photo of Macaulay taken in 2012 where he looked rather gaunt.
Several months prior to the media announcement of Macaulay’s imminent premature death Macaulay expressed his support for Michael Jackson by putting a T-shirt which said “I liked Michael Jackson before he was dead”. His friend Seth Green took a picture of him and Clare Grant hanging out together in some comic surrounding:
Seth Green placed the photo on his Twitter account sometime in 2011 and all of us can make sure that Macaulay looked perfectly fit and healthy at the time and that he put on that T-shirt as a sign of his unwavering support for Michael Jackson.
A note on Seth Green and his Robot Chicken series where Macaulay voices several characters:
Seth Green is an American actor, comedian, producer and screenwriter. He created and is director and most-frequent voice on Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken.
Robot Chicken is an animated TV series of comic sketches making parodies of popular TV shows, movies, celebrities, politicians, cartoon characters, computer games, commercials and other products of mass culture. The main character is a road-killed chicken which was re-fashioned into a cyborg by a mad scientist who strapped the re-animated Robot Chicken into a chair, used calipers to hold his eyes open, and forced him to watch a bank of television monitors. In one of the episodes the author claimed that the audience are these robot chicken(s).
Beginning in the sixth season, the role reversed – the chicken killed the mad scientist and decided to do to him what the scientist did to the chicken: add robotic parts to him, turn him into a cyborg, then strap him to the same chair he was strapped to and force him to watch the same TV monitors while the chicken and his girlfriend shared a kiss.
In short the animated series seems to be a really good satire of how the audience is forced to consume mass media products and all its crazy stories.
Seth Green, the writer and director of the series is also known to us by a great observation he made about MJ fans, the inspiration for which he surely drew from his friend Macaulay Culkin.
- “There are two kinds of people in this world: Michael Jackson fans and losers”.
What a fabulous statement. Thank you very much, Seth Green.
A year after “Culkin-has-only-6-months-to-live” story was told by the National Enquirer the media had to admit with some surprise that despite all rumors Macaulay Culkin looked healthy, “extremely physically fit” and happy too.
The reason for the surprise was that Macaulay showed up at a panel devoted to the Robot Chicken animated series and was at his absolute best – he was sporting a full beard and women’s sunglasses and looked very nice and confident in his gray suit and pink animal ears:
Macaulay Culkin looks fit, healthy at New York Comic Con — a year after gaunt photos sparked rumors
Former ‘Home Alone’ star debunked fears of addiction-related health issues by showing up to a ‘Robot Chicken’ panel looking healthy and happy.
BY ETHAN SACKS
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Monday, October 14, 2013, 2:08 PM
“Reports of his imminent demise have been greatly exaggerated. A year and a half after photos of a gaunt Macaulay Culkin sparked unsubstantiated rumors that the actor was battling a life-threatening drug addiction, the reclusive former “Home Alone” star surfaced looking extremely physically fit.
The 33-year-old actor surprised the crowd at New York Comic Con on Friday as part of the panel for the cartoon series, “Robot Chicken,” sporting a full beard, women’s sunglasses and pink animal ears.
Culkin, who voices several characters on the Adult Swim show, has kept a low profile in the business in recent years after being one of the most prolific child actors of all time.
“The best thing about Mac is that he had a better career by the time he was 14 than most of us have in our whole lives,” “Robot Chicken” co-creator Seth Green told the crowd at Comic Con,” according to E! Online.
“If he spends four years, six years, not doing anything, he’ll still be more relevant than anyone here.”
It was a rare public display for Culkin, who announced his retirement from movies at the ripe old age of 14 — only to return in 2003 for the film, “Party Monster.”
Seeing Macaulay so “extremely physically fit” the media had to drop their previous horrible drug addiction story, however still couldn’t resist reminding everyone that nine years prior to that Culkin had been found to “possess marijuana and illegal prescription drugs”:
His self-imposed exile from the business didn’t keep Culkin out of the gossip magazines, however. He made headlines after a 2004 bust for possession of marijuana and illegal prescription drugs.
And as a close, younger friend of Michael Jackson, Culkin was often vocal in his defense of the King of Pop against charges of pedophilia.
The beaming, clowning Culkin at Comic Con was a far cry from the rail-thin figure in the infamous Feb. 2012 picture that was featured on “Entertainment Tonight.”.
“Macaulay Culkin is in perfectly good health,” a spokesman told the Daily News at the time, adding that speculation about the actor’s health was “reckless, thoughtless and irresponsible.”
Exploring how much more thoughtless and irresponsible the media could possibly be I also looked up the 2004 story that “made headlines” at the time and was rewarded with a find that the story about “illegal prescription drugs” was tramped up out of sheer nothing.
Macaulay was a passenger in a friend’s car who was stopped for speeding and change of lane, and the police seized from Macaulay some marijuana as well as “eight Xanax pills and 16 round white pills identified by police as clonazepam, a sedative used to treat anxiety and seizures that can be addictive”.
I wonder why the media didn’t make a similar row over the benzodiazepine injections given to Michael Jackson by Conrad Murray? They were also addictive, absolutely unnecessary and totally ineffective in treating Michael’s insomnia, so why don’t we hear the media screaming that Murray was feeding Michael with something he absolutely didn’t want and even objected to? Why all this fuss with some benzodiazepine pills found in Macaulay’s pocket instead? He wasn’t even driving that car, so what’s the problem?
The pills seized in September 2004 were triumphantly called by the media a “drug possession” which naturally suggested narcotics to an average mind (which they were not), and this was found enough reason to put the 24-year old Culkin into jail from which he was released after posting bond:
Macaulay Culkin charged with drug possession
Actor released from Oklahoma City jail after posting bond
Saturday, September 18, 2004 Posted: 1205 GMT (2005 HKT)
(CNN) — Actor Macaulay Culkin, who gained fame as a child in the smash hit film “Home Alone,” was charged Friday in Oklahoma City with marijuana possession and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, police said.
Culkin, 24, was a passenger in a Pontiac Bonneville stopped on Interstate 44 about 4 p.m. (5 p.m. ET) for speeding, police said. He was arrested after officers found the substances during a search of the car, and was released after posting $4,000 bond, police said.
Police seized 17.3 grams of marijuana, eight Xanax pills and 16 round white pills identified by police as clonazepam, a sedative used to treat anxiety and seizures that can be addictive. Police said Culkin told them he did not have a prescription for the pills.
The driver of the vehicle, Brett M. Tabisel, 22, of New York City, was charged with speeding, improper lane change and marijuana possession, police said.
Culkin was just 9 years old when “Home Alone” took America by storm. Feeding off that success, he appeared in about 10 films in a span of four years, becoming the highest paid child star in history along the way. At the age of 14, he said he was retiring — an announcement that upset his father so much it ultimately led to a complete estrangement between the two.
In an interview on CNN’s “Larry King Live” in May, Culkin acknowledged he consumed alcohol and smoked marijuana over the years, but said, “I never had a problem.”
“Everything that I do for some reason becomes this big crazy thing, you know, even though any normal person does it. Like, yes I’m a kid, I had a beer, I smoked a joint. Big deal,” he said.
It was a big exaggeration on the part of CNN to claim that “Culkin acknowledged he consumed alcohol and smoked marijuana over the years”. All Macaulay said was that he as a kid could “have a beer and smoke a joint and it was never a problem”. And he never said that it was “over the years” either.
CULKIN TO LARRY KING: A MILLIONS LIES
Speaking about it in his May 27, 2004 interview with Larry King Macaulay said that the media was spreading about him a million lies:
CULKIN: …you know, everything that I do for some reason becomes this big crazy thing, you know, even though any normal person does it. Like, yes I’m a kid, I had a beer, I smoked a joint. Big deal?
KING: Did you ever have a problem?
CULKIN: No, I never had a problem.
KING: Never go to Betty Ford.
CULKIN: Contrary to popular belief, never jail or rehab and my parents didn’t steal all of my money and all those other child star cliches.
KING: How many lies have you read about you in the tabloids?
CULKIN: Millions. Yes. I mean, forget about it. It just comes with the territory. I remember I got a call from my lawyer one day. Calls me up and goes hay Mac, are you there? I go, of course, I’m here. I just checking because I just got a call from CNN that you died of a drug overdose? And I go, no, I’m still here, but thanks a lot, thanks for calling, talk to you tomorrow. It was so just surreal, you know it was just one of these things. It’s like a cliche.
Oh, so well before the 2012 National Enquirer prediction that Macaulay “had only 6 months to live”, in his 2004 interview Macaulay said that CNN had already checked up with his lawyer whether he had died of a “drug overdose”?
Isn’t it a bit strange? Why is the media so terribly preoccupied with Macaulay’s health and why do they constantly make up death stories about him? Do they want him to be drug addict and want him to die, or what?
The riddle is easy to solve – it’s just enough to look at the dates of all those interviews and scandalous stories and the situation will become much clearer.
The interview with Larry King was on May 27, 2004 and this was right after Michael Jackson’s indictment (April 2004) when it was necessary for all those concerned to find out his plans regarding his possible testimony and his general views on the allegations against Michael. Hence the fact-finding interview with the respectable Larry King.
In that interview Macaulay said that “Michael was his good friend and still is” and that “Everything that’s going on is an unfortunate situation for everyone involved”.
When asked by Larry King “What happened?” he answered: “Nothing happened. You know, nothing really.”
To the obligatory question about sleeping in MJ’s bed he said:
“…oh, you slept in the same bedroom as him. It’s like, I don’t think you understand, Michael Jackson’s bedroom is two stories and it has like three bathrooms and this and that. So I slept in his bedroom, yes, but you understand the whole scenario. And the thing is with Michael he’s not good as explaining himself, and he never really has been, because he’s not a very social person. You’re talking about someone who has been sheltered and sheltering himself also for the last like 30 years. And so, he’s not very good at communicating to people and not good at conveying what he’s actually trying to say to you. So, when he says something like that people — he doesn’t quite understand why people react the way that they do.
KING: Why do you think he likes young people so much?
CULKIN: Because the same reason why he liked me, was the fact that I didn’t care who he was. That was the thing. I talked to him like he was a normal human being and kids do that to him because he’s Michael Jackson the pop singer, but he’s not the God, the “king of pop” or anything like that. He’s just a guy who is actually very kid- like himself and wants to go out there and wants to play video games with you.
KING: What do you make of what he’s going through now?
CULKIN: Like I said, it’s unfortunate, and you know, it’s a circus. <> It’s a little crazy and I kind of have taken a step back from the whole thing, because it is a bit of a circus. And you know, if the same thing was happening to me, I wouldn’t want to drag him into it and vice versa. So I try my best to take a distance from it, but like I said he was still a friend of mine.
KING: If they asked you to be a character witness, would you appear?
CULKIN: I guess so, but probably not. Like I said, it’s crazy, and I don’t really want to be a part of it.
KING: You like him.
CULKIN: I like him and he’s a friend of mine. I’m not saying I wouldn’t. It hasn’t been brought up to me and I don’t think he’d want me to either.”
So Macaulay made it clear that besides the usual hanging out with Michael Jackson nothing happened and he could testify for the defense, though he honestly said that he would prefer not to as he didn’t like the circus it really was.
The interview was repeated by CNN again – right on the same day in September 2004 (Sept.18th) when Macaulay was jailed for possessing eight pills of Xanax, etc.
At that moment the situation was already a different one. The preparations for the trial were in full swing and the prosecutors were searching for each witness who could possibly say a bad word about Michael. All those who refused to testify against him (like Macaulay did) needed to be compromised and dragged through the mud. And since Macaulay was clearly on the defense side it was necessary to make him lose his credibility and look like a good-for-nothing addict, not worthy of trust and possibly even a victim of Michael Jackson’s own drug and alcohol consumption.
In short the reason why the September 2004 scandal around Macaulay was blown out of all proportion was a negative character preparation of a witness that could potentially testify for the defense.
The opposite was done to Jason Francia, a witness for the prosecution who right on the eve of the 2005 trial suddenly acquired a saintly aura of a “youth pastor” which according to those who knew Jason Francia was “a sham title the corrupt DA perpetuated to trump up his credibility”:
“Something else that most people don’t know is that Jason has told a different story to people who really know him and that his “youth pastor” title is just a SHAM that the corrupt DA has perpetuated to trump up his so-called credibility.
Yeah the Pastor / youth worker/ angel, had character preparation all over it. It’s like thief who gets a job before he goes to court just to show he’s already a reformed man. Apparently such contrivances really do have an effect on the court’s perception. Here the press bought his make-over, hook, line and stinker.”
You get the idea. The ‘good boy’ was to be made out to look even better, and the ‘bad boy’ was to be made out to look even worse. Since Macaulay was refusing to tell lies about Jackson he was seen by the prosecution, media and even the public as a bad boy, so as long as he kept telling the truth about MJ his character was doomed to be assassinated in the most brutal manner possible.
And all these death hoaxes of Macaulay Culkin continue to be part of the same project.
The first time Macaulay was proclaimed “dead” was around 2004 when he mentioned it to Larry King and spoke of a surreal feeling and shock it had given him. And the next death hoax came ten years later – in April, 2014.
Let us make a note of a very peculiar fact that the news of his alleged demise always coincide with new allegations against Michael Jackson. In 2004 it was Gavin Arvizo’s story and in 2014 it was Robson’s on-going case and Safechuck joining him (in May the same year). In fact the onslaught against Macaulay Culkin was immediately followed by the news about Safechuck.
FAKE NUMBER 2
On April 23, 2014 the second hoax about Culkin’s alleged demise was presented in a very elaborate way. The false story was posted by someone on Facebook, naming the time of the alleged “death” and making a request to leave condolences on the FB page specially set up for the purpose and press “likes” of the page:
Macaulay Culkin 2014 Death Hoax: ‘Home Alone’ Actor Becomes Victim To Facebook Hoax In Fake Post
By Anny Jules (firstname.lastname@example.org)
First Posted: Apr 23, 2014 02:51 PM EDT
“On Sunday an unidentified source posted on Facebook that the “Home Alone” actor had died.
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (April 20, 2014), our beloved actor Macaulay Culkin passed away. Macaulay Culkin was born on August 26, 1980 in New York. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page,” read the fake Facebook post.
The hoax caught so much attention that a representative from Culkin’s camp released a statement confirming that Culkin is indeed still alive.
Perhaps Culkin’s “fake death” seemed believable to fans because of his very publicized drug addiction in the past.”
The above is only an excerpt from the article. The rest of this seemingly debunking-the-myth story followed the old and well-known to us pattern of refreshing earlier lies about the actor’s “crippling drug abuse” and him “being on a downward spiral”.
The media outlets once again gloated over every detail of the false story made by the National Enquirer in 2012 and the overall impression of the media coverage of the hoax was that it didn’t have a single word of reproach for the nasty jokesters but used the hoax as a pretext for rehashing the old lies about Macaulay instead.
The fake story about Macaulay’s passing spread so widely that it gained one million “likes” on Facebook which only added more insult and horror to the hoax – how is it possible to “like” the news of someone’s death?
Macaulay Culkin ‘Dead’: The 33 Year-Old Actor Died on Sunday According To A Facebook Post That Gained 1 Million Likes
Updated: Apr 21, 2014 09:14 PM EDT
Macaulay Culkin dead according to the news spreading in the internet but it turns out that the actor is just a victim of another celebrity death hoax.
Many of Culkin’s fans were deeply worried as the news of his death leaked. The Facebook page wherein the actor’s passing was posted has eventually gained many likes that even reached up to one million. The said post was quite convincing that many people believed it.
The news saying that Macaulay Culkin was dead on Sunday actually prompted many of the actor’s supporters to express their thoughts and prayers. Condolences were already surfacing in the Facebook page that revealed his rumored death. However, there are also many people who doubted the credibility of the post since none of the existing American networks has reported about the said death.
To clear things out, a representative of the actor released a statement on April 21 confirming that Macaulay Culkin is still alive and well. The “Macaulay Culkin dead” was also described by the actor’s fans as reckless and hurtful. Details about who spread the false news are not yet known.”
The author of the hoax was not found.
Now, if you think that this is all poor Macaulay had to endure you are being over-optimistic. The problem is that half a year later, in November 2014 (just several months ago) the media virtually buried him again.
FAKE NUMBER 3. “THIS IS HIS LIFE. HE HAS TO DEFEND IT”
The third fake story was initially reported by a site called MSNBC.website.com, which some social media users believed was the real MSNBC, but it was not. The report was much more detailed than the previous one and this time looked completely like the real thing:
Sources are reporting that Macaulay Culkin, best known for his role as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone and sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, has been found dead at the age of 34.
Multiple unconfirmed reports say Culkin was found dead Friday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment after police responded to a wellness check requested by a family member.
At least one occupant of the Manhattan apartment confirmed the apartment belongs to Culkin but police have not confirmed the man’s identity at this time.
“The apartment was exceptionally clean and we found no signs of abuse or foul-play so we are depending on the coroner to make a final ruling of what happened here today,” said Det. James Patterson, of the Manhattan Police Department.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Macaulay was reported dead. The actor, who also starred in Richie Rich, was also reported dead in April 2014. A memorial page was even created to honor the “dead” celebrity.
Surprisingly, the more the press spoke of Macaulay’s repeated “death” from the alleged drug-taking, the healthier and more confident Macaulay looked (I keep my fingers crossed that he keeps going the same way).
One can even suspect that after being subjected to this horror for so long Macaulay realized how to cope with the problem, understood the rules of the game and learned how to play up to it.
Indeed, how can you react to the continuous news of your own death?
Only by playing up to it and publicly mocking the story, which Macaulay actually did on stage during the live performance of his comic band “Pizza Underground” with whom he was on tour at the time:
Macaulay Culkin is not dead, he poses ‘lifeless’ to prove it
- 10 November 2014
The internet killed off Macaulay Culkin at the weekend. Fans took to social media to lament the “fatal cost of fame” as rumours began circulating about the Home Alone actor.
The reports had such a wide reach, it took a picture of him pretending to be dead to confirm he was alive.
He posted a photo on Twitter and Instagram, staging a scene from 1989 film Weekend at Bernies, where two workers try and cover up the death of their boss by pretending he is alive. The 34-year-old posed, apparently lifeless in his bandmate’s arms.
Macaulay Culkin’s currently on tour with Pizza Underground – the band perform pizza-themed parodies of tunes by 60s and 70s American rock band The Velvet Underground.
He later tweeted from their account: “We’re on tour you silly people.”
Macaulay followed up with another post writing: “One of the great things you can do when you’re alive is stop for lunch in Breaux Bridge, LA.”
The band continued the joke on stage later, tweeting a picture of Culkin slumped in front of the microphone.
Despite Macaulay’s admirable reserve and sense of humor with which he took the news of his own death, the story as you understand is not funny at all.
An MTV observer also implied that the whole thing is really going too far.
The MTV article was headlined “Macaulay Culkin Kills His Death Rumors In The Best Way Possible” and its subtitle said: “This is his life. He has to defend it”.
Indeed, this is Macaulay’s life and how incredible it is that he has to publicly fight for it, both in the literal and figurative meanings of the word!
The nasty pranksters seem unable to understand that a human life (and death) are no subject for playing games with and that a virtual killing is no better than a real-life murder of a human being.
Just one piece of this type of “news” could be enough to deliver a fatal blow to anyone whose nerves are not made of steel, but trying it three times?
What’s the matter with these people and why isn’t the public infuriated with this outrageous practice?
Let us also note that this “news” was presented in an extremely cowardly way – each time the stab in the back came from someone anonymous. Even if Macaulay wanted to sue these people for harassment he wouldn’t be able to do it as his adversaries are invisible, unknown and are striking at him from the dark.
And the attacks are also extremely well coordinated and have a special timing of their own. Each new blow coincides with the renewal of the slander campaign against Michael Jackson thus pointing to their ultimate goal – to break the will, stamina and health of the young man who is a good friend of Michael and who steadfastly refuses to join Robson and Safechuck in their lies.
Same as with Brett Barnes all this harassment intends to degrade Macaulay in people’s eyes and make him incapable (or unwilling) to stand up to the confident and insolent Robson should it ever come to their duel in court.
As a very minimum these constant attempts to “bury” him show that Robson/Safechuck’s case is not just an ordinary lawsuit when a plaintiff files a complaint and then patiently waits for an outcome. On the contrary, the whole thing looks like a well thought-out offensive that uses every subversive method possible to “neutralize” anyone who can help the other side to win the case – be it Brett Barnes or Macaulay Culkin.
And the main battle is taking place not even in court but in the media field where the false tales are repeatedly impressed on the public and go totally unchallenged, while any voice of support for Jackson is suppressed, compromised or silenced in a most repugnant way.
Now, if you think that the November 2014 episode with Macaulay’s “death” was the last one, you are being extremely optimistic again.
A PLAYFUL REMINDER
On April 4, 2015 (actually a couple of weeks ago) a certain author calling herself Jessica Simpson took the art of death hoaxes to a new level – she compiled all the trademark features of the earlier lies about Macaulay and turned them into a new death hoax about him.
The detailed death announcement published in 2014 was reprinted as new, the million likes collected on Facebook in 2013 were presented as if gathered only recently and the new death she herself announced earlier that week (on April 1st?) was immediately renounced by her as a hoax.
The novelty of the method consists in reminding everyone of his “death” once again, only this time the news is declared to be a game from the very start of it:
“Macaulay Culkin dead 2015” : Actor killed by internet death hoax
By Jessica Simpson
Last updated on April 5, 2015
News of actor Macaulay Culkin’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the April 2015 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his role in Home Alone is alive and well.
Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Macaulay Culkin’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actor’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (April 03, 2015), our beloved actor Macaulay Culkin passed away. Macaulay Culkin was born on August 26, 1980 in New York. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 34-year-old actor was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (85%) of respondents think those Macaulay Culkin death rumors are not funny anymore.
The poll was arranged by the same “Jessica Simpson from Washington”. Its result showed that “Macaulay Culkin is dead” rumors are no longer considered funny by 85% of the voters.
Some will say that since the author debunks the story herself it can be disregarded as nothing serious.
Not quite so. Even in the form of a half-veiled parody it still has a tremendous negative impact both on the audience and the victim of the cruel game in the first place.
People should remember it once and for all – human life and death are no subject to play games with and make fun of. This game is a devilish one and no one in his right mind will ever take part in it!
Let me also tell you one more thing. Firstly, this “Jessica Simpson” jokester reminds me of a gang of MJ haters who have been trashing Michael (and anyone saying a good word about him) ever since he died and are currently on a horrible hatred crusade against MJ.
And secondly don’t even try to tell me that all these lethal games around Macaulay Culkin are just some “random occurrences”. Considering the period when the concentration of hoaxes has become especially dense (April–November 2014 and April 2015 again), they are very closely connected with Robson/Safechuck’s lawsuits.
The fate of both is soon to be decided by the judge and all of a sudden what is supposed to be an ordinary court proceeding is accompanied by a series of nasty media outbreaks (“Safechuck’s declaration” and “$200 mln paid out to 20 alleged victims”) as well as a horrible trashing and intimidation campaign of the people who are able to testify about Michael’s innocence.
If the voice of Michael’s supporters can’t be silenced or suppressed, the organizers of the game will attempt to turn them into “drug addicts” or even report them “dead”, or at the very least will try to bring them to the edge of a nervous breakdown to be able to finally triumphantly report: “See how harmful their association with Michael Jackson was?”
From the very bottom of my heart I wish Macaulay Culkin and Brett Barnes to stay sane, healthy and alive amid all this madhouse. And be strong enough to stand up to this unprecedented campaign of dirt being waged against them by an anonymous crowd.
As for the rest of the public witnessing this horror with their own eyes, I do hope that people will see the true worth of the organizers of this lethal spectacle and see them for the scumbags they really are.
And if there are any sane people still left on this planet the very fact that two supporters of Michael Jackson are being so grossly harassed should explain to them that it is Brett Barnes and Macaulay Culkin who are telling the truth, and that Michael Jackson was innocent and that real abuse is coming from the gang of Michael Jackson’s detractors – and not from the innocent man whom they are trying to slander after his death.