Mr. Sam Smith may have committed one of the most damaging social faux-pas for a pop/soul star. When Sam hung out with Adam Lambert on a boat recently, the 26-year-old singer supposedly was caught saying that he didn’t like Michael Jackson – and many of his fans are not pleased.
In the now-deleted video, Adam showcases the beautiful view from the ocean and Sam can be heard in the background proclaiming, “I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song.”
In response, a litany of fans took to social media to trash Sam, arguing that he should have more respect for the late King of Pop. Others, in Sam’s defense, argued that he is entitled to an opinion, whether it may be universally disagreed with or not.
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As most North Americans know – and probably even people around the world – Michael Jackson’s legend knows no bounds, as he still holds the record for the best selling album of all time for Thriller, which came out in 1982.
Michael’s infamy only grew over the years, but eventually became more controversial, as he found himself involved in a sex abuse scandal of which he was eventually acquitted on all charges.
It was a stain on the singer’s reputation, with some lingering effects of it persisting today. The sex abuse scandal in 1993, was one of the biggest that year, but since then, most analysts believe the controversy was created primarily by the media through dishonest reporting and sensationalist headlines.
Nonetheless, due to the King Of Pop’s influence on popular culture, his estate is currently one of the highest-earning of all artists who have passed away.
In 2017, Forbes Magazine ranked Mr. Jackson as the top-earning deceased celebrity for the fifth year in a row. In 2016, his brand generated $825 billion, which was the largest annual amount ever recorded by the business outlet.