Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
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'Us' Premieres "Michael Jackson On Fire" Video

Have a heart, Janice, he's not fireproofMy Classy Linkbait Of The Day Award goes to Us, for this incredible bit of shameless traffic trawling: "Usmagazine.com has exclusive, never-before-seen footage of Michael Jackson's Pepsi commercial accident, filmed in L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 27, 1984." Points off for the headline ("How Michael Jackson's Pill Addiction Began") and its attempt to provide justification through context, but otherwise this is a sterling achievement for which everyone over there should feel proud.

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Rod T (#33)

"All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about Us."

Kataphraktos (#226)

Did you get a free subscription to Us?

That's still no excuse for actually reading it.

crotchety (#594)

They're just building on the success of the issue they ran 10 days after his death mocking his clothing.

It's the first in a special "flaming celebrities" series. Next up are Richard Pryor and Zac Efron.

HiredGoons (#603)

This is where the plastic surgery began.

josh_speed (#97)

This is just like that Morrissey song, 'Hairdresser On Fire', except instead of a hairdresser, it's Michael Jackson, and instead of Morrissey, it's US Weekly. But other than that, just the same…

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