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Do you know why MJ never smiled at his 30th anniversary special in NYC, 2001

I loved watching this special. I saw it last week. But it pained me to see that when the celebrities were singing his songs, MJ could not smile. He often put his hands together as if praying and bowed to them. (Was this a Muslim thing since he converted?) just curious. Even when "Shaggy" joked with him during his song "It Wasnt Me". I cracked up. But Michael looked so sad. He did laugh at the very end of the show - like last few minutes when Chris Tucker kicked with the wrong leg, though. But even then, MJ covered his mouth and I just missed seeing his beautiful teeth.
Just wondering how you guys felt about his sadness. Ugh, it broke my heart. Sad

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Hello ABC-123,
How are you? Smiling
Thank you so much for your compliment,you're so kind..really,cause i can tell by how's the person talks. Smiling Its my pleasure that i can contribute happiness and comfort to others,cause i love this feeling,it's really wonderful. Eye-wink Thanks for giving me a chance to make myself happy too. Smiling

Yes,i love MJ not only his songs and dance,i admire most was his great personality,kindhearted,polite and caring..and... his super high EQ (educational quotient),
so i pay my respect to him with my complete sincerity. Laughing out loud

Michael ever said in his "MoonWalk" : "To me, nothing is more important than making people happy, giving them a release from their problems and worries, helping to lighten their load. "

So,from this you can tell who is the real fans and who are not,cause real fans won't act the opposite way of MJ and will follow his path,will not just say how much they love him just through mouth and not from heart

P/S: Ahhhh...MJ ever told his tawanese friend that he has 1/8 blood related to chinese..i think is about his mother's side.so if you say "related"..hmmm..maybe is ..chinese blood,haha.
If you want to know about MJ,you can ask me,i'll tell you whatever i know. Smiling

Hello ABC-123,
How are you? Smiling
Thank you so much for your compliment,you're so kind..really,cause i can tell by how's the person talks. Smiling Its my pleasure that i can contribute happiness and comfort to others,cause i love this feeling,it's really wonderful. Eye-wink Thanks for giving me a chance to make myself happy too. Smiling

Yes,i love MJ not only his songs and dance,i admire most was his great personality,kindhearted,polite and caring..and... his super high EQ (educational quotient),
so i pay my respect to him with my complete sincerity. Laughing out loud

Michael ever said in his "Moonwalk" : To me, nothing is more important than making people happy, giving them a release from their problems and worries, helping to lighten their load. "

So,from this you can tell who is the real fans and who are not,cause real fans won't act the opposite way of MJ and will follow his path,will not just say how much they love him just through mouth and not from heart

P/S: Ahhhh...MJ ever told his tawanese friend that he has 1/8 blood related to chinese..i think is about his mother's side.so if you say "related"..hmmm..maybe is ..chinese blood,haha.
If you want to know about MJ,you can ask me,i'll tell you whatever i know. Smiling

@ijustcan'tstoplovingyou...michael was in new york on september 11th...someone mentioned it on larry king...they said they had to take a bus back to cali because all the airports were closed....

Hi ABC-123,
I believe he was unhappy during his last years, that's why it was difficult for him to smile as before. They are my sad thoughts...

I think he was because I remember the Virgin Records signing was like a few weeks after 9/11.

From Wiki -

In late November 2001, the CBS television network aired a two-hour special in honor of Michael Jackson's thirtieth year as a solo entertainer (his first solo single, "Got to Be There", was recorded in 1971). The show was edited from footage of two separate concerts Michael had orchestrated in New York City's Madison Square Garden on September 7 and September 10 of 2001.

So.......this means MJ was in NYC on 9/11/01?

Angie, you are so sweet and very wise. Michael certainly has touched your life. I can tell. I wish all people were like you. God Bless you! MJ is certainly shining on you. For sure! I love you for your tender words. (PS: Are you sure you're not related to Michael?) ha ha
I feel so much better after reading your posts.

What is the link between Islam and not smiling? LOL that is the weirdest association I have ever heard. Please people if one is muslim that does not mean he is a robot. I dont knwow hether Michael had coverted or not and to be honest I am really not bothered because I love him as he is but if any of you think it is forbidden to smile in Islam I think that is complete crap and whoever told you that that is completely wrong.

First i want to tell ABC-123,you're most welcome..and you can feel free to message me when you need to talk..i'll reply you as soon as i can.Hear that you feel better now,i feel happy too. Smiling

Just what Mjjfan290858 has said..glad can come together in peace on this forum.

Yes..peace and harmony are very important,and that's what Michael always working so hard of it.
Cause over here has many different nationality,races and religions..so of course will have different culture,different background and different thinking.So..patient is very important,when someone's brave enough to ask what they don't know or not sure,just let them know the true..cause they don't know so they ask..just tell them in good manner,don't have to say thing harsh..some with soft character might get hurt not like that casuscell,no matter how you scold he/she still the same.
For this person,just let him/her be..cause no one entertain,he/she'll get tired one day,just time matter.Don't have to angry with him/her..cause if you did..then he/she's will be more excited.You live for your own,not live for another,be smart..if not,he/she can control you by when he wants to make you angry.

We should practice hard everyday of what Michael has taught us,everyone who loves him know well what kind of character he is.Help the weak,care for the youngest and respect the elder.
hmmmm....just try to be more patient and polite to each other. Smiling
Michael will be very happy.

Michael had not converted to Islam;Jermaine wanted him to and gave him books to read,but Michael did not convert.I think it's quite possible that Michael did smile,but cameras never showed him smiling.

michael is beauty..peace and love everyone..michael smiles lights up hearts in every room...love michael

Thank you for posting that video. See, Michael could smile and so what if he chose not to smile as much as he usually did. Jeeze.

Yes, he totally DID smile. I guess I really am in a new breed of obsession because apparantly I notice every single tiny detail lol notice the big smirk on Michaels face as he hears the audience ROAR in their reaction to his Billie Jean "beginning stance" as he takes his hat off. Pay close attention between @ 1:31

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkGbbGqvl2E&client=mv-google&gl=CA&hl=en

@ABC-123 glad we understand each other. Good day everyone.

I truly think that no matter what photo was printed of Michael, it was a beautiful picture. I for one wasn't able to see any of his concerts on YouTube until this year too. I have been very busy a lot and the only time I really get to watch any of his videos are at home late at night from maybe 10:30pm to midnight.
You guys are all awesome and I'm glad we can come together in peace in this forum! Smiling

Thank you Ada. I appreciate your apology. I truly meant no harm. Angie and Lynande51, you made me cry and I do feel better after reading your posts and others. Thank you to everyone. God knows I love MJ, and would never want it felt otherwise on these threads. Peace to Michael. No one deserves it more.

It may have been botox.

I know round-about the time Invincible came out, he was a little plump in the mouth. Matter of fact during the You Rock My World video's intro when he says "Aw Chris" He can't move his mouth very well and his speech in affected somewhat.

Hello Musicprincess,

Thanks for the Videos,I ever seen the first video before,yes..to me he's always beautiful both outside and inside..his special beauty surpass all kind of beauties on earth.Those impersonators can copy his hairstyle,copy his outfit but never can copy this beauty.
Michael to me is without time and space,he's always the same to me even until now.
We and our beloved Michael are still together cause we are living in the same universe.^-^
He has our love and we have his love,love is in the air,all around the universe....infinity.

Glassrose, I love what you said about true beauty. it is actually what motivated me to write a reply Smiling It is coincidental that I wrote a blog on my page this morning - well technically yesterday morning I guess - about the beauty of MJ, you should go check it out:

http://www.michaeljackson.com/us/blog/beauty-was-michael-jackson

I had wrote it in response to the hurt I felt at another forum post attacking Michael's beauty. Check it out, think you will like it.

Oh, about the 30th anniversary special. I know the African American cable channel called TVONE has been airing it like every weekend, along with a sweet hour long documentary about MJ. If you get that channel I am sure you will find it.

Thanks for those sweet videos, musicprincess.....I'm going to assume that you read what I wrote about true beauty. In my eyes he was true beauty, and it's like you said.....he was the complete package.

I am another that believes MJ was always beautiful to the day he died and every single minute in between, but that is because he is the total package, his interior is beautiful as well as his exterior. So I am going to have to disagree with anyone that says that he looked unappealing, ever. everyone is entitled to their opinion, but in 2001 I thought he looked particularly charming. I cannot get enough of how adorable he looked at the virgin megastore signing for invincible. Guess I wasn't the only one that thought so:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztmdXnVRgyg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z98W89k5jPc

Hello ABC-123,
Please don't be sad,i can understand that you just wanted to know the true and find out things that you're not sure.You're not in the wrong,Just like in school,teacher will tell his/her students if anything don't understand or not sure can voice out question.Find out the true is always good rather than spreading bad or untrue thing to hurt him.I believed you love Michael very much too.
And i think even if you ask Michael personally,he won't be angry cause he knows you care and concern about him and he'll happy to answer your questions..why? Cause he loves his fans so much too.So please don't be sad,ok?

Look at my pic,Michael was wearing chinese costume,when he went to Hong kong Visited TV studio and he saw actor and actress shooting drama series.He was interested and curious about the Emperor's costume who the actor was wearing.So they let him wear and took photos,hahaha..he was so happy. Smiling the one you see on my pic was soldier's costume..the Emperor one was in red color and different design too.Tell you this hope can make you feel better. Smiling

Is this performance on dvd? 2001 was a very difficult year for me,and I'm not going to discuss it in detail. Personal reasons kept me from watching the performance that night......I will say this; I was relieved when the calendar read January 1, 2002.

This is what I think about Michael Jackson's beautiful face--in the words of Geoff Moore, from the song "If You Could See What I See".

If beauty is all in the eye of the beholder, then I am beholding true beauty.

Michael Jackson was beautiful to me, and I always felt that way. From the very first time I saw him in Thriller, and until the very end of his life. I miss him, and I'm sad that we'll never see that beautiful face or that beautiful smile again. I'm heartbroken that his beautiful voice has been silenced.........it's a sheer tragedy in my heart.

Alright. I wasn't going to comment on this, but now I have to. When someone says something bad about our beloved Michael and his looks, that pisses me off to the core. I don't care. If you don't think that Michael looked beautiful here, then you must be blind because he was gorgeous always and forever.
http://mjjgallery.free.fr/invincible/msg/backstage/003.jpg
this looks like a smile to me sorry
http://mjjgallery.free.fr/invincible/msg/tributes/017.jpg
http://mjjgallery.free.fr/invincible/msg/tributes/017.jpg

Hmmm. I don't know why he didn't.

He must have been upset that night. Sad

Hey check out my tribute video if you would like to at this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR146itTM1

I watched it last week too, and I was so happy to see the special because I haven't seen it in 8 years. Michael was simply acknowleding his appreciation for the tribute singers with those gestures. His gestures seem to indicate indicate that he is honored or grateful to be sung to by them (because he is lovely and humble).

As for the not smiling? Who knows? Maybe he wasn't feeling super great that night. Maybe it was nothing. But do remember that this was right after 9/11, and perhaps this weighed heavily on many peoples minds. Also, don't forget that with lupus, a person can 'look' fine, but at the same time be tired or in pain or both.

To me he seemed happy to be there

Come on.... this commet meant no harm. Can we stop being so sensitive? We all love MJ here!

@ lynande51, I don't have to be Lisa Marie or one of his children to defend him. I am who I am...there is no need to call names in here.

Btw since writergirl is talking about michaels beauty which is undeniable beauty inside and out..disagree and in fact michael is michael..he was and always will be a beautful person..i dont know if anyone agrees with me..im sure some do...yep i saw invincble signin..i sais yep thats michael..you want him to be preped up for everything...he cant even have his hair differently without it being criticize..give me a break..peace with with you..not start something but just saying..michael is inner beauty radiating out beauty and btw michael always could smile..do you expect him to just have the most gigantic smile everytime..i mean the man went through crap in his life and he must be able to smile full everytime..you dont see the pain this guy is tryin to smile hes trying to be cheerful..michael is michael..plastic sergery no plastic sergery little or lot..michaels hotness ..full everything..mst giving lovely human being with inner and outer beauty..give me a break...these comments are makin me pist..i do not understand...i will not judge.no one here..btw michael sergeries was his sergeries whats up with the criticism here..the same he had to endure all his life!!!
Michael you are loved always and forever..i love you