12.03.2011

Respecting Michael's own words, and others'



I've been on twitter for one and a half year with a dedicated account to share Michael's own words. I tweeted what I read, watched and listened, may it's from his songs, interviews, dialogues, speeches, and other sources that came out from his own, written or spoken.

I don't mind if anyone copied and tweeted the quote I just tweeted, because it's not mine, it's Michael's, and my goal on twitter is to share Michael's words around the world. (Yes, I see several times it happened, sometimes they 'favorited' my tweet to tweet it on their account... perhaps it's hard to click the RT button.)

BUT anyways,
What saddens me is, to see other quoted some words/statement/phrase and claimed it as Michael's when actually they're NOT.
For instance, I saw someone quoted: "Those who know don't talk, those who talk don't know." and says that it's Michael's -- NOPE, it's not, it's Lao Tzu's.

And, read this:
"God knows the truth, and that's what really matters to me" ~ Michael Jackson -
Michael never literally said that.... (???)
"God will handle the situation" ~ Michael Jackson --tell me, when did he say this?

Or,
why changing his words to this -- "Before you know if you have red or brown hair, if your black or white, or what religion you are apart of, u must know that your loved" ~MJ
while the exact words from him:
"Before you know if you have red hair or brown, before you know if you are black or white, before you know of what religion you are a part, you have to know that you are loved." ~ Michael Jackson ~

I know the messages are alike, but it's still not his.


Anyway,
I just need to post this on my blog, I hope you guys who read this, Please...:
- Do not use other's words as if it's Michael's..
- Don't write your own words and put is as Michael's
- and please,... you do NOT need to change his words, as if you're revising his statements. His words are beautiful as the person he was.

If you don't like them how they are, leave them, dont' change anything.
If you have no time to check what's the real phrase? Leave it and let it up to others who lovingly quote the right words, there several others who are dedicating their accounts to spread MJ's quotes: @InDefenseofMJ, @MJJQuotes, @MJQuoteOfTheDay, @omgmjquotes


Just,
if you want to respect other,
start from the very single thing: RESPECT your own IDOL.
It may be simple, but every thing start from the simple thing.

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