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Al Sharpton -- Pray for Jacko

6/25/2009 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Al SharptonTMZ just received the following statement from Al Sharpton:

"A friend of Michael's for the last 35 years, I call on people around the world to pray for him and his family in the hour.

I have known Michael since we were both teens, worked with him, marched for him, hosted him at our House of Justice headquarters in New York, and we joined together to eulogize our mutual idol, James Brown.

I have known him at his high moments and his low moments and I know he would want us to pray for his family
."

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Ronnie Leckow    

I'm listening to you right now...as the day goes on, you've become more and more of an ass!Remember him like we remember Elvis...ELVIS WAS NOT A PEDOPHILE! He cleared the way for black entertainers...that way was cleared long before Michael made the scene..Sammy Davis was not the doorman. For Lord's sack...you're supposed to be a community leader...Stop sounding like a fol!

1890 days ago
2.

cindy    

For the record, Michael Jackson never liked to be identified by the nickname "Jacko." In fact, he hated it and I know there is footage confirming this fact. It would be nice if the media can stop associating him with that nickname.

1889 days ago
3.

you must stupid    

Shouldn't this crook be rotting in a jail cell right now for countless financial schemes and, not to mention inciting riots that resulted in deaths? How in the hell is this POS still roaming around free?

1888 days ago
4.

Lisa Mistretta    

Sharpton needs to get a life and stay away from Michaels family.. He is just a media whore. We all know what BS he pulled in 1987 in NY.. Remember Tawana Brawley?? Was a whole fabricated lie. She was out getting high on crack the whole weekend and didnt want to get in trouble by her parents.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawana_Brawley

One of the poor cops she accused ended up taking his own life... I'm just sad the wrong Jackson died should have been daddy Joe and I wish Sharpton would go have a heart attack and leave our planet.. We all would be better off without his mouth! He will never compare to Martin Luther King! I have no respect for either of those two!!

1887 days ago
5.

Jane    

Ad Sharpton is one of the main drivers of racial bias today. His comment at the Apollo - " "Michael made young men and women all over the world imitate us." " - is as self-centered as it is disgusting and most importantly, does nothing for the memory of Michael Jackson - a human that has been loved and will be remembered for a long time world-wide.

1885 days ago
6.

smart!    

MICHAEL- AN INFANT BORN SOME TIME AGO,HE HAD AN AUORA, A SPECIAL GLOW! A LITTLE BOY, HIS SOUL SO FREE, WOULD SING AND DANCE, FOR ALL TO SEE. SO UNIQUE IN MANY WAYS, HE HELPED SO MANY, EACH AND EVERY DAY! A SON, A BROTHER AND A DAD, HE TOUCHED THE HEART, FOR THAT, I'M GLAD! HIS LIFE CUT SHORT, AS WE ALL CRY, THERE IS NO REASON TO ASK WHY? HE GAVE TO US THE GREATEST GIFT, THE MEMORIES, THEY'RE NOT A MYTH! THE LORD CALLED HIS ANGEL, LOUD AND CLEAR, COME MICHAEL NOW, FOR THERE IS NO FEAR! LORD WIPE THE TEARS FROM ALL OUR EYES, SHOW US PEACE, FOR WHICH HE STRIVED. REST IN PEACE, YOUR PAIN IS GONE, WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL, YOU WILL LIVE ON!

1884 days ago
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2centsworth    

SERIOUSLY, this guy continuously rides on the coat-tails of Black Americans and has to get his face in the media somehow...narcisstic...and for those of you that speak up for him or twist the facts around are either blind to his narcisstic self serving need to force himself into the spotlight...ignorant toward the FACT that he fuels racism- its NOT THE other way around people - grab a clue!!!
He's pushing for some black entertainer to be on a stamp - something that's been reserved for Presidents- please who the HELL DOES HE think he is...riding on the coat-tails of AMERICA- BLACK AND WHITE and making this into some political gain for his own recognition and fame...no doubt and there are stupid people out there that I wont doubt might even consider this??? blasphemy...please, THERE WERE other GREAT entertainers BEFORE JACKSON...Elvis had to wait - so can he.

To force feed American's his bull crap is almost as disgusting as the ignorant BABES that snap on their own BIBS...think for yourselves people and stop this media induced cattle prod...

1880 days ago
8.

sternbo    

why is this nobody media whore involved with the service on tues,he is a water boy for Joe jackson

1880 days ago
9.

howie 123    

what a parasite. has he ever rushed to the aid of a poor black non-celeberty. Al would crusify Jesus if it meant camera time for himself, esp. if Jesus was white.

1880 days ago
10.

pickyourhours.com    

Go to www.pickyourhours.com for more info

1891 days ago
11.

Jenny    

Puke.

1891 days ago
12.

ozzman    

jackass...

1891 days ago
13.

JANE DOE    

OH COME ON PEOPLE BE NICE!!!

1891 days ago
14.

barbarab    

WHO CARES WHAT YOU SAY

1891 days ago
15.

Coyote    

Al Sharpton always thinking about Al Sharpton. I guess he needed some free press and used Michaels death to get some. Hey Al ever pay back any of the money you owe Officer Pegonas?

1891 days ago
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