"I´m convinced that Michael Jackson was innocent of pedophilia I don´t think he was capable of hurting anyone. I think there´s something really biblical about what happened. His lyrics are so naive and so beautiful.
It´s one of the most epic stories of our time, to go from such heights to such depths. He´s a modern - day martyr. He is an angel.
I have an image of Michael Jackson as an archangel, where I didn’t even photograph him. He was a person living in biblical extremes: the most famous person on the planet, beloved in an almost devotional way, who then fell almost to the lowest depths of society.
In the Martin Bashir interview, there’s a kid with cancer without any hair. Then you see him later and he’s better, and his family said that it was Michael’s belief that cured him. Which, I’m Catholic, and healing the sick is one of the criteria for sainthood. Not to say that he really was a saint, but he was so otherworldly and certainly fits the requirements for martyrdom. He really brings into question all of these issues of gender and race, which are such hot button issues of society. Why can’t a man hold a child’s hand? Does it have to be erotic? I think that says as much about society as it does about him.” David LaChapelle