Fans of the pop star Michael Jackson have gathered outside his tiny home in Los Angeles to pledge their undying love and support for the singer, but several of his opponents have spoken out, saying that his latest publicity stunt is a step too far.
Jackson was rushed to the UCLA medical centre yesterday afternoon, having apparently suffered a 'heart attack', from which he later 'died', but some critics are now saying that the singer is not dead, and the whole shenanigans were orchestrated by the star's agent in an attempt to gain some publicity for the 50 upcoming concerts at London's O2 Arena.
When fans outside Jackson's home heard the news, they rejoiced and praised the Lord. One of them started up a chorus of Jackson's hit 1983 single, Thriller, whilst many pulled hideous faces as they performed the ghoulish dance from the groundbreaking video.
Bartram Gesundheit, who is one of the few people in the US never to have bought a Michael Jackson album - although he has several 12" singles - told us:
"There's no limit to what these stars will do for a bit of cheap publicity!"
- before launching into his own groundbreaking version of P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing).