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The Circus Is in Town for MJ's Memorial

7/7/2009 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

No really, the actual circus is in town.

The Circus Is in Town for MJ's Memorial
Like Michael Jackson's memorial couldn't get any crazier -- Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey continued an L.A. tradition this morning by parading their elephants through downtown ... to the Staples Center.

11 elephants, seven horses, tigers, zebras, ponies and dogs are being stowed in a back lot behind Staples for a five-day Ringling event this week.

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1.

Mike    

truly a circus

1847 days ago
2.

metrohack    

Idiots, walking elephants through downtown LA isn't a "tradition", they do it in every town, it's how they get them to the venue, plus it gives them much needed exercise. tradition............idiots.

1847 days ago
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cdm    

IRONY AT IT'S BEST. MICHAEL WOULD HAVE LOVED THIS.

1847 days ago
4.

Raville Brazil    

Caramba Até isso no enterro do cara :S
USHUSHUSHUSHSUHSUSHUSHUHUHS

1847 days ago
5.

well    

This sounds like a very bad idea. What if the elephants rampage because of all the commotion?

1847 days ago
6.

mini    

I was suppose to cry when I saw these........can't guess how many people cry tonight.........

1847 days ago
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Wanda W.    

Seems about right to me.................. Another "circus " ,only this one is far more bizarre and way over done. For 12 plus days now the drama continues. What was Jackson, a world leader? That man should have been buried by now. What in the hell is that " family " thinking. The over blown ceremonies should END at the cemetery, not BEGIN at the cemetery. As it is now, they will be parading him all over the place. WHAT AN AWFUL THING THAT IS, that family should be ashamed of themselves.

1847 days ago
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Wanda W.    

Again, this is so shameful.

1847 days ago
9.

lisy    

i like the elephants. they are my favorite

1847 days ago
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Chuck Whitley    

I hope the elephants stampede on the memorial service.

1847 days ago
11.

LinzBinz    

Personally, I think its terrible to have those animals parading
around for no reason other then entertainment. Its ridiculous to do
for this occasion or any other. This has no significance to MJ or his
memorial. These animals that are forced to do this are supposed to be
in the wild, not undergoing the confinement, stress and beatings they
endure daily in order to "perform"... I'm sorry but I find it
absolutly disgusting, inappropriate, and purposeless!

God Bless Michael Jackson and his family.

1847 days ago
12.

Tonya    

I agree. It may be a circus (figuratively AND literally) but Michael would have LOVED this! The fans, the celebrities, and yes, the animals.

1847 days ago
13.

who gives a shit    

Please this is enough of a zoo without the circus coming to mj's memorial too!!! When will it ever end??????

1847 days ago
14.

Whatajoke    

How appropriate....LOL....a $25,000.00 gold plated casket...all those plastic people with plastic faces covered in make up...and several thousand screaming nut case fans....complete with elephants. True to form, the JACKSON CIRCUS is back in town.

1847 days ago
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A. Word.    

Animal cruelty.

1847 days ago
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