Originally posted by stocken
And, also, he's almost white now...
Neither white nor black, neither male nor female. Or, as Jean Baudrillard wrote in The Transparency of Evil
"Michael Jackson is a solitary mutant, a precursor of a hybridization that is perfect because it is universal--the race to end all races. Today's young people have no problem with a miscegenated society: they already inhabit such a universe, and Michael Jackson foreshadows what they see as an ideal future. Add to this the fact that Michael has had his face lifted, his hair straightened, his skin lightened--in short, he has been reconstructed with the greatest attention to detail. This is what makes him such an innocent and pure child--the artificial hermaphrodite of the fable, better able even than Christ to reign over the world and reconcile its contradictions; better than a child-god because he is a child-prosthesis, an embryo of all those dreamt-of mutations that will deliver us from race and from sex."