Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service Nominated For An NAACP Image Award? CMON SON!!
As if the world didn’t make enough of a spectacle about this man’s life and death, the NAACP takes it one tasteless step further and nominates Michael Jackson’s funeral for an IMAGE AWARD? According to the NAACP Image Awards website, Michael Jackson’s Memorial service is nominated in the category of Outstanding Variety – (Series or Special). Other nominees in the category include the BET Awards 09, Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me, We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, and Bill Cosby: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Since when is a man’s funeral a competition to win an award?? Performances or not, I find this tasteless, insensitive and downright degrading to the memory of the King of Pop. Am I wrong?? Is it not tasteless to nominate a FUNERAL SERVICE FOR AN AWARD? What are your thoughts on this?