The Michael Jackson fandom has risen again to defend the late music icon against people who find themselves declaring Harry Styles the brand new “King of Pop.”
Jackson — who died in 2009 on the age of fifty — was crowned with the title as a consequence of his long and eclectic pop music profession.
Nonetheless, in a recent profile with Rolling Stone UK, former One Direction member Styles, 28, was described as the brand new Monarch of Popular Music — and the notion has since received backlash from fans and even MJ’s nephew, Taj.
“A long time of dedication and sacrifice. The title has been retired. No disrespect to @Harry_Styles, he’s mega talented. Give him his own unique title,” he asked.
There is no such thing as a recent King of Pop. You don’t own the title @RollingStone, and also you didn’t earn it, my uncle did. A long time of dedication and sacrifice. The title has been retired. No disrespect to @Harry_Styles, he’s mega talented. Give him his own unique title. https://t.co/td6SSSVkfX
— Taj Jackson (@tajjackson3) August 22, 2022
One other fan griped: “Rolling Stone (uk) calling harry styles the king of pop is a really daring move considering probably the most notable person to carry the king of pop title is michael jackson. how do you set michael jackson and harry styles on the identical level with a straight face?”
One other Twitter critic wondered, “Even should you like Harry’s music, which I admit I do, how do you set them on the identical level.”
Rev. Al Sharpton, Michael Jackson and Rev. Jesse Jackson pay their respects to the late James Brown in 2006 at his funeral.WireImage
One user alleged that the music publication is racially biased, because the outlet labeled Justin Timberlake back in 2003 because the “King of Pop.”
“Rolling Stone you’re on thin ice. harry styles won’t ever be the king of pop, there’s just one,” one other fan added.
“That’s what I need to know because there’s no justification for a music magazine to do what they’re doing. Global cover star? ‘King of Pop’? Why? Nothing backs this up,” the tweet went on.
Within the article, the “Watermelon Sugar” crooner discussed his flourishing acting profession, staying off social media and his relationship together with his “Don’t Worry Darling” director Olivia Wilde.
He confessed that mean comments about Wilde, 38, “obviously” don’t make him “feel good” and so they hate the “toxic negativity” surrounding their relationship.
“I just desired to sing,” he said. “I didn’t wish to get into it if I used to be going to harm people like that.”