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L.A. Mayor Asks Jackson Fans for Money

7/7/2009 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonL.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is asking fans of Michael Jackson to kick in and offset the $4 million it will cost the city to cover the city's costs associated with the funeral and memorial.

UPDATE -- All major credit cards accepted. Checks too.

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31.

ToCat    

Ha Ha!!! The people of LA will have to pay with their tax dollars. Like it or not.

California already has alot of debt as it is. This will only help.

1832 days ago
32.

too sad    

i dont want to pay for this .

arrest the doctor who chopped off michaels nose .
butchery .

1832 days ago
33.

someone    

He should be asking the jackson family to kick in some moolah..not the fans..they are the ones who gave Michael all the money that he had in the first place.

1832 days ago
34.

marjie    

If this doesn't beat all! California is a bankrupt state. People are losing their jobs and their homes, but the mayor has the nerve to ask their citzens to pay for this moron's funeral! I don't know whether to laugh or cry over this insanity. Why don't they take it out of his salary.

1832 days ago
35.

rimman    

These idiot fans of a child molester should pay-call it a stupid fan tax.

1832 days ago
36.

DevinH    

They do kick in... it's called TAXES.

1832 days ago
37.

Suze    

Chip in?? Last I heard, about a million people were coming in to LA to mourn MJ. Those million people have to find lodging and food to eat. This means big bucks for LA.

1832 days ago
38.

Originalkat    

Tacky. Could have waited until after the memorial. There is some funds ot offset part of it. Tacky, tacky, tacky.

1832 days ago
39.

hahahahahha!!!!!    

Wow, another braindead, moronic liberal politician. Does this hoodrat actually think MJ fans have jobs? LOL!!! Yeah right!!! They received F-R-E-E tickets, and I seriously doubt their welfare checks and foodstamps will help L.A. pay the cost of celebrating a pedophile. Why are kooks so stupid?

1832 days ago
40.

hahahahahha!!!!!    

When your mayor, governor, senator or President is a liberal you have to take what they say with a grain of salt. They're definitely the dullest tools in the shed, but tools still the same.

1832 days ago
41.

domino    

As if! If anyone should pay for Michael's memorial it should be his family! Just like the rest of us, if someone were to die in my family I'd have to foot the bill. They've got more money than a majority of people would never see in their life time.

1832 days ago
42.

Just Saying    

LMAO! He can ask the Sicko fans that are mourning this Freako to get their check books out and pay for this Wacko event!

1832 days ago
43.

hahahahahha!!!!!    

And Californians actually wonder why they're the most broke state in the union. Geez........

1832 days ago
44.

ann    

All of this really could have been avoided if the family just BURIED HIM when he passed away, instead of playing
the public and media for all this time. Perhaps this wonderful new record company Daddy Jackson was plugging
instead of mourning his son can put up some $$? Nobody will disagree that Michael WAS a great performer and songwriter...but he's spent his last years locked away and b.s.'g the public and even his family (i.e. the family 'comeback'
concert). Does everything associated with him have to be a circus? Let the guy rest in peace. Or, at least, let the people who supposedly surrounded him handle it with a little more class.

1832 days ago
45.

hahahahahha!!!!!    

It really is disgusting of the family how they're whoring their dead son and brother around like he's a freakin' lottery ticket. Any sane person doesn't agree with how MJ was as a man, but his family isn't any better. They deserved each other.

1832 days ago
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