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Reply #90 posted 03/21/19 1:01am

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This topic is a stretch....and clearly an agenda is attached. I have a serious question,

Oh really? It's a stretch huh?

You'e such a genius and mindreader that you know I wrote it with an agenda, huh? What agenda? Getting people to think for themselves mabybe?

Thank God, you can dismiss my question and you, the great one, can can ask a "SERIOUS" question?!

You're such a genius!

I didn't dismiss the question at all. What you conveniently left out in that quote is that I also said I don't think any artist should be banned for things that happen in their personal lives. So, just to clarify for the second time...No, I don't think R. Kelly, MJ, Rollling Stones, Led Zep, James Brown, Ike Turner, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen or any other artist of any medium should have their work banned. Of course, that's probably not the answer you wanted which is why it was ignored to begin with.

I appreciate the compliment but it really doesn't take a genius to see through this. Aside from the fact that the initial comparison was to a case with legit allegations and concrete evidence to a "case" (or "cases") with no legit allegations and no evidence plus the OTT and conveniently edited response to my post is certainly validation of my initial reaction to the OP which was.....this person is really reaching with this one.

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Reply #91 posted 03/21/19 5:39am

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I agree with the anti-ban crowd. I believe MJ is innocent but if he's ever proven guilty then that won't stop me from listening to his music or watching his videos.

No one is talking about stopping you from listening to his music, it's about playing in public, i.e. on the radio or e.g. on featured Spotify playlists. Had a quick look at Spotify there and I notice there's no MJ on the "All out 80s" playlist, which I believe is the biggest 80's pop playlist. Perhaps they're already quietly dropping him.

I repeat: I'm with the anti-ban crowd. It's a stupid practice that should be banned itself unless everyone who has been alleged of a serious crime has their likeness scrubbed from the history books and nobody wants that.

As for Michael specifically, he may still be on streaming services. A RS article posted just a few days ago touched on the effects of Leaving Neverland and they said otherwise as far as him being on that very Spotify playlist you mentioned. Not every radio station has banned him either; I was at Qdoba a couple days ago and one of the local stations had "The Way You Make Me Feel" playing loud and proud like any old day.

On a side note, for those saying that those groups who had sex with underage girls decades ago shouldn't be blacklisted because the people who they raped didn't press charges, you're only half-right. They should not be banned but if it's about keeping that same energy with every criminal offense made by anybody then they should be since they still committed the crime. The evidence is already there whether it's the lyrics of the song, talked about by the bandmembers in interviews or by the victims themselves. They shouldn't be tried in court if it's not being/ wasn't pushed for but that doesn't erase the actions of the perpetrators.
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Reply #92 posted 03/21/19 7:06am

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I repeat: I'm with the anti-ban crowd. It's a stupid practice that should be banned itself unless everyone who has been alleged of a serious crime has their likeness scrubbed from the history books and nobody wants that. As for Michael specifically, he may still be on streaming services. A RS article posted just a few days ago touched on the effects of Leaving Neverland and they said otherwise as far as him being on that very Spotify playlist you mentioned.


Um, well then either they're lying or they're uninformed, he's not on it

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX4UtSsGT1Sbe




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Reply #93 posted 03/21/19 7:51am

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jaawwnn said:



MotownSubdivision said:



I repeat: I'm with the anti-ban crowd. It's a stupid practice that should be banned itself unless everyone who has been alleged of a serious crime has their likeness scrubbed from the history books and nobody wants that. As for Michael specifically, he may still be on streaming services. A RS article posted just a few days ago touched on the effects of Leaving Neverland and they said otherwise as far as him being on that very Spotify playlist you mentioned.




Um, well then either they're lying or they're uninformed, he's not on it

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX4UtSsGT1Sbe





I'll take your word for it since I don't have a Spotify account.

I'm guessing he's no longer on Spotify at all?
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Reply #94 posted 03/21/19 8:48am

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jaawwnn said:


Um, well then either they're lying or they're uninformed, he's not on it

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX4UtSsGT1Sbe




I'll take your word for it since I don't have a Spotify account. I'm guessing he's no longer on Spotify at all?

No he is, it's all still there, they're just taking a backseat in promoting him. Spotify want people playing playlists instead of albums so when they're down-grading someone they remove them from the most followed playlists.

A real sign of them moving to censor, which hasn't happened, would be if they started deleting their own MJ specific playlists.

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