A 1994 Open Letter from Michael Jackson to his critics:

"Like the old Indian proverb says, do not judge a man until you've walked 2 moons in his mocassins.
Most people don't know me, that is why they write such things in which most is not true.
I cry very often because it hurts and I worry about the children, all my children all over the world. I live for them.
If a man could say nothing against a character but what he can prove, his story could not be written.
Animals strike, not from malice, but because they want to live. It is the same with those who criticize. They desire our blood, not our pain.
But still I must achieve. I must seek truth in all things. I must endure for thepower I was sent forth. For the world. For the children.
But have mercy, for I've been bleeding a long time now.



eine sinngemäße Übersetzung

Ein offener Brief, vom MJ an seine Kritiker- 1994,
"Wie ein altes Indianisches Sprichwort sagt, beurteile einen Mann nie wenn Du nicht mindestens bis zum Mond in seinen Schuhen gelaufen bist.
Die meisten Menschen kennen mich nicht und aus diesem Grund schreiben sie solche Dinge über mich, die einfach nicht wahr sind.
Deswegen weine ich sehr oft, es tut weh und ich mache mir Sorgen um die Kinder, alle meine Kinder auf der ganzen Welt. Ich lebe für sie.
Wenn man nicht´s Wahres über jemanden sagen kann, dann sollte man auch nichts über ihn schreiben. Diese Kritiker wollen nicht unseren Schmerz sehen, sie wollen unser Blut.
Aber ich muss es schaffen. Ich muss in allen Dingen die Wahrheit suchen. Ich muss das eben erdulden, für diese Welt, für die Kinder.
Bitte habt Erbamen mit mir, ich habe schon zu viel dafür geblutet.





Botschaft an die Fans, 26. Juni 2005



„Ohne Gott, meine Kinder, meine Familie und Euch, meine Fans, hätte ich das alles nicht durchstehen können. Eure ganze Liebe,  eure Unterstützung und Loyalität machte es alles möglich.

Ihr wart da als ich Euch wirklich gebraucht habe. Ich werde Euch niemals vergessen. Eure immer-presente Liebe hat mich gehalten, meine Tränen getrocknet, und getragen.

Ich werde Eure Hingabe und Unterstützung immer hoch schätzen. Ihr seid meine Inspiration.

in Liebe,

Michael Jackson"


Das ist ein Brief den Michael an einen Fotografen geschrieben hat. Vielleicht übersetze ich ihn mal ins Deutsche.



I very seldom write letters. But in this moving occasion I couldn’t help myself.


I want to thank you for putting the effort forward to capture the magic and excitement of the people of the world. What you do is a very personal and powerful medium to me. It is the art of stopping time, to preserve a moment that the naked eye cannot hold, to capture truth, spontaneous truth, the depths of excitement in human spirit. All else will be forgotten but not the films.

Generations from now will experience the excitement you’ve captured. It truly is a time capsule. I will not be totally satisfied until I know you’re at the right angle at the right time, to capture a crescendo of emotion that happens so quickly, so spontaneously. What you have done was good, but I want the best, the whole picture, cause and effect. I want crowd reaction, wide lens shots, depths of emotion, timing. I know we can do it.


It is my dream and goal to capture truth. We should dedicate ourselves to this. The person who makes a success of living, is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication. There is no other way to perfection than dedication perseverance. Just tell us what you need to make it happen. Take the leadership to direct the other camera men. I enjoy working with you that is why I asked you to come, you have a gentle spirit that’s very likable.


Maybe I look at the world through rose colored glasses but I love people all over the world. That is why stories of racism really disturb me. You hurt my heart and soul when you told me of your boyhood in Texas. Because in truth I believe ALL men are created equal, I was taught that and will always believe it. I just can’t conceive of how a person could hate another because of skin color. I love every race on the planet earth. Prejudice is the child of ignorance. Naked we come into the world and naked we shall go out. And a very good thing too, for it reminds me that I am naked under my shirt, whatever its color.


I’m sorry to bring up such past issues, but in the car I was hurt by what you said. I’m so happy though that you managed to overcome your childhood past. Thank God that you’ve graduated from such beliefs of ignorance. I’m glad I’ve never experienced such things. Teach your kids to love all people equally. I know you will.

I speak from my heart saying I love you and all people especially the children. I’m glad God chose me and you.