File:Michael Jackson 1984 Actualitation.jpg

Michael Jackson who has started his career as a singer has become a figure in the global culture. His dance, music, fashion had influenced the world greatly. Jackson became more famous then this family in the global music.


Thriller Jacket

File:Michael Jackson's Thriller jacket.jpg

The jacket which Michael wear in the song was called Thriller jacket and it became fashion in 1980s and 1990s. It was later used for advertisements. It was called best jacket for roll and rock.[1] MJ has to submit a lawsuit against the illegal sales of the jacket. The candy-apple-red jacket became the "hottest outerwear fad of the mid-1980s" and was widely emulated. It is even emulated by stars today such as Chris Brown and Kanye West.[2][3] It also became one of the most sought after by many people and the epitome of the '80s teen cool.[4][5]



The moonwalk is a dance technique that presents the illusion of the dancer being pulled backwards while attempting to walk forward.[6] A popping move, it became popular around the world after Michael Jackson executed the dance move during a performance of "Billie Jean" on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever on March 25, 1983[7].It subsequently became his signature move, and is now one of the best-known dance techniques in the world.[8][9]

The Glove

File:Lot 324 - Sofitel Macau MJ Gallery - Michael Jackson White Rhinestone Glove.jpg

The glove of Michael Jackson was used by him in many of his performances. It is now called glove of Michael Jackson. It became a popular fashion.


Michael Forever was a concert to honor Michael Jackson.

Television and Films

Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story was a 2004 telefilm on the life MJ.Move Like Michael Jackson is a British show named after Michael Jackson.

Actors who played Michael Jackson

This is the list of actors who have played Jackson as him or his parody. Two actors who has rose of stardom are Wyle Draper and Flex Alexander. Draper did not got a long life like Jackson and died in 1990.

Actor Credited character Title (year of theatrical release, unless otherwise noted)
Alex Burrall Michael Jackson (ages 6–8) The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
Jason Weaver Michael Jackson (ages 9–14) The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
Michael Jackson The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
Donald Fullilove Voice of Michael Jackson in animated cartoon series first time The Jackson 5ive (TV series) (1971-1972)
Flex Alexander Michael Jackson Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)


Many games have made on the life of Michael Jackson.

Awards named after him

Animals named after him

Philanthropy and influence on society

Heal the World Foundation was a charitable organization founded by entertainer Michael Jackson in 1992. The foundation's creation was inspired by his charitable single of the same name. Through his foundation, Jackson airlifted 46 tons of supplies to Sarajevo, instituted drug and alcohol abuse education and donated millions of dollars to disadvantaged children, including the full payment of a Hungarian child's liver transplant. Failure to file yearly accounting statements saw the charity lose its tax exempt status in 2002. A different organization, with no relationship to Michael Jackson's foundation, incorporated in the state of California under the same name and applied for new tax exempt status in 2008.[10] The Jackson Estate is currently taking legal action against this organisation for unfair competition and trademark infringement.[11]


Prior to the creation of the Heal the World Foundation, Jackson had expressed great interest in humanitarianism, equality and world peace. Songs such as "Can You Feel It", "We Are the World" and "Man in the Mirror" convey this. Jackson also donated millions of dollars to charity, including his $5 million share from the Victory Tour.[12]

In 1984, while filming a Pepsi Cola commercial, Jackson suffered second degree burns to his scalp after pyrotechnics accidentally set his hair on fire.[13] PepsiCo settled a lawsuit out of court, and Jackson gave his $1.5 million settlement to the "Michael Jackson Burn Center" which was a piece of new technology to help people with severe burns.[13]

Shortly afterward, Jackson was invited to the White House to receive an award presented by American President Ronald Reagan. The award was given for Jackson's support of charities that helped people overcome alcohol and drug abuse.[14]

In 1985, Jackson co-wrote the charity single "We Are the World" with Lionel Richie, which was released worldwide to aid the poor in Africa and the US. He was one of 39 music celebrities who performed on the record. The single became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with nearly 20 million copies sold and millions of dollars donated to famine relief. It was also the first time Jackson was recognized for his humanitarian efforts.[15]


Jackson founded the charity in 1992, naming it after his hit song, "Heal the World". The purpose of the charity was to provide medicine to children and fight world hunger, homelessness, child exploitation and abuse. Jackson stated that he wanted "to improve the conditions for children throughout the world".[16]

The foundation also brought underprivileged children to Jackson's Neverland Ranch, located outside Santa Ynez, California, to go on theme park rides that Jackson had built on the property after he purchased it in 1988.


The Dangerous World Tour began on June 27, 1992, and finished on November 11, 1993. Jackson performed to 3.5 million people in 70 concerts. All profits from the concerts went to the "Heal the World Foundation", raising millions of dollars in relief.[17] Through the foundation, Jackson airlifted 46 tons of supplies to Sarajevo and paid for a Hungarian child's liver transplant.[18]

One of Jackson's most acclaimed performances came during the halftime show at the National Football League's Super Bowl XXVII. At the show, Jackson performed his anthem "Heal the World", to help promote the organization with the assistance of a choir of 750 people and a flash card display involving 98,000 volunteers. Jackson donated his entire fees to the foundation, with the NFL also donating $100,000 and a 30-second TV spot to push for contributions.[16][19][20]

Following the Super Bowl, Jackson ran a full-page advertisement in the newspaper USA Today, providing a toll-free number. A coupon was provided that could be clipped and mailed in along with a contribution. Those donating $35 or more were given a "Heal the World" T-shirt.[16]

The environmental themed music video for "Earth Song" closed with a request for donations to Jackson's foundation.[21]

In 1997, Jackson earned money from photographs of his son, Prince Michael. The photographs were sold to "OK!" magazine and the National Enquirer, raising $3 million for the foundation.[22]

Heal the Kids

In February 2001, Jackson launched Heal the Kids, an initiative of HTWF and part of the foundation's attempt to boost children's welfare.[23] Jackson launched the charity initiative, stating, "Heal the Kids will help adults and parents realize it's in our power to change the world our children live in".[24]

Jackson gave a speech at Oxford University about raising children, as part of the launch of his "Heal the Kids" initiative. In the speech, Jackson spoke rhetorically of his children, "What if they grow older and resent me, and how my choices impacted their youth?...Why weren't we given a normal childhood like all the other children? And at that moment I pray that my children will give me the benefit of the doubt. That they will say to themselves: Our daddy did the best he could, given the unique circumstances he faced. I hope that they will focus on the positives things, on the sacrifices I willingly made for them...". Journalist J. Randy Taraborrelli concluded that Jackson's performance during the speech was "absorbing" and well received.[25]


In 2002, the Heal the World Foundation was suspended, after failing to file yearly accounting statements, required for tax-exempt organizations. Records showed that the foundation had net assets of $3,542 and reported $2,585 in expenses. The foundation did not have a director, president or other top manager besides Jackson, who was listed as chairman.[18]

Name confusion

A separate charity named 'Heal the World Foundation was set up in 2008. On August 11, 2009, CBS News reported that: "... representatives of the Jackson estate say the foundation is not linked, "The Michael Jackson estate has no connection whatsoever to the "Heal the World Foundation” run by Melissa Johnson," said Terry Fahn, a spokesperson for John Branca, the special administrator of the Jackson estate."[10] On September 30, the Jackson Foundation started law action against the charity claiming that the "Defendants' acts of infringement and unfair competition have been committed with the intent to cause confusion, mistake and to deceive".[26]

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour is the official theatrical production by Cirque du Soleil which uses the music and vision of Michael Jackson along with Cirque du Soleil's signature acrobatic performance style to create a realistic concert experience. The show was produced in partnership with the Estate of Michael Jackson.[27]

MJ Fans and Impersonators

File:Save The World Awards 2009 show23 - Suleman Mirza.jpg
File:Madonna Live 8 - 1.jpg
File:IPL 5 pohoto(8).jpg

Jackson had remained a popular influence for the artists worldwide[28]. His influence has produced best artists around the world. His worldwide impersonators are present everywhere. One of the most noted dance is Suleman Mirza who rose to international fame as copying dance moves in Britain's Got Talent.With 51 million fans on Facebook and 857,186 followers on Twitter, he is one of the largest music celebrities.[29]


  1. Michael Jackson's Thriller jacket sells for $1.8m at auction. BBC News (27 June 2011). Retrieved on 28 June 2011.
  2. Mansour, David (1 June 2005). From Abba to Zoom: a pop culture encyclopedia of the late 20th century. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 487. ISBN 978-0-7407-5118-9. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  3. International textiles. International textiles. 2001. p. 185. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  4. Men's Health. Rodale, Inc.. March 2006. p. 9. ISSN 10544836. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  5. English journal. National Council of Teachers of English. 1994. p. 59. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  6. Banes, Sally. Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernism, Wesleyan University Press, 1994, p. 139.
  7. Remembering Michael, Jeffrey Daniel, "Time Specials", Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009. TIME looks back on the King of Pop's life and Career (Time (magazine)): p. 13,,28804,1907409_1907413_1907560,00.html, retrieved 2/1/2012, "We first worked with him in 1980, but he did not do the moonwalk publicly until 1983 [on Motown's 25th-anniversary TV special]." 
  8. Suddath, Claire. "How to Moonwalk like Michael", TIME, June 25, 2009.
  9. Thriller 25: The Book, ML Publishing Group Ltd, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9768891-9-9.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Strickler, Laura (2009-08-11). "Exclusive:Charity's Fake Link to Jackson?". CBS News (CBS). Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  11. Charity sued by Jackson's estate. BBC (2009-09-30). Retrieved on 2009-10-01.
  12. Taraborrelli, Michael Jackson – The Magic and the Madness, p. 320
  13. 13.0 13.1 Taraborrelli, Michael Jackson – The Magic and the Madness, p. 279–287
  14. Taraborrelli, Michael Jackson – The Magic and the Madness, p. 304–307
  15. Taraborrelli, Michael Jackson – The Magic and the Madness, p. 340–344
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Pabst, Georgia (1993-02-08). Jackson's Foundation Aimed At Helping Children. The Seattle Times. Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  17. Harrington, Richard (1992-02-05). "Jackson to Tour Overseas". The Washington Post. 
  18. 18.0 18.1 Jacko's Childrens' [sic] Foundation Now Defunct. Associated Press. Fox News (2004-03-24). Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  19. Michael Jackson To Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show. Associated Press. The Seattle Times (1992-10-25). Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  20. Taraborrelli, Michael Jackson – The Magic and the Madness, p. 454
  21. Michael Jackson HIStory on Film volume II VHS/DVD
  22. "Jackson baby photo money to go to charity",
  23. "Fans worship Michael Jackson at NY appearance",
  24. Moss, Corey (2001-02-15). Devotees Greet Michael Jackson At New York Appearance. MTV. Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  25. Taraborrelli, Michael Jackson – The Magic and the Madness, p. 626–627
  26. McCartney, Anthony (2009-09-30). Jackson estate sues foundation over name. Associated Press. Retrieved on 2009-10-01.
  27. World Premiere Tonight in Montreal!. Cirque du Soleil Press Release. Cirque du Soleil (2011-OCT-02). Retrieved on 2012-JAN-17.
  28. Michael Jackson. Retrieved on 2012-06-11.
  29. Michael Jackson. Retrieved on 2012-06-11.

Michael Jackson: Thriller
Side 1
Side 2
Related articles
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Michael Jackson in popular culture, that was deleted or is being discussed for deletion, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Author(s): EscapeX Search for "Michael Jackson in popular culture" on Google
View Wikipedia's deletion log of "Michael Jackson in popular culture"

Michael Jackson

Off the wall | Thriller | We Are the World | Bad | Dangerous
History | Blood on the Dance Floor | Invincible | Number Ones | Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection

W. Axl Rose
Robin Finck | Tommy Stinson | Brian Mantia | Richard Fortus
Dizzy Reed

Former Members
Duff McKagan | Slash
Steven Adler | Matt Sorum | Josh Freese
Gilby Clarke | Paul Tobias | Tracii Guns
Buckethead | Rob Gardner | Izzy Stradlin'

Related bands
Velvet Revolver | Adler's Appetite | Slash's Snakepit | Nine Inch Nails | LA Guns

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Michael Jackson in popular culture, that was deleted or is being discussed for deletion, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Author(s): Moxy Search for "Michael Jackson in popular culture" on Google
View Wikipedia's deletion log of "Michael Jackson in popular culture"