Of his reputation, Michael said; "I don't pay attention to that... In my opinion, it's ignorance. It's usually not based on fact. Every neighbourhood has the guy who you don't see, so you gossip about him. You see those stories about him, there's the myth that he did this or he did that. People are crazy!" Yes, yes they are. When talking of Thriller's 25-year anniversary, he said; "That Michael is probably the same Michael here" (just in case you were in any doubt cause the face has changed somewhat). I just wanted to get certain things accomplished first (being made white). But I always had this tug in the back of my head (from numerous facelifts), the things I wanted to do, to raise children, have children. I'm enjoying it very much." *sighs* I feel bad. No really, I do. Never once, when dancing around the sitting room to 'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' as a child, did I think I'd be ridiculing one of my childhood heroes sometime in the future. It's very, very sad.