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MJ Wanted to Heal the World ... with Kim Jong Il

7/9/2009 8:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

According to Michael Jackson, the release of imprisoned reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee hinged on one question: Is Kim Jong Il a "Thriller" fan?

Michael Jackson & Kim Jong Il
On his blog, Gotham Chopra -- friend to MJ and the reporters -- says Jackson called him three weeks ago asking how he could help. Jackson thought Jong Il would let them go if he talked to him ... provided the North Korean leader was a fan.

One reason why Michael thought Jong Il could be a devotee: "You know, he wears jackets like mine."

Gotham told Jackson he'd look into it -- but Michael died before the plan could get off the ground.

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chuck    

first..................... man you gotta be bored to score this

1875 days ago
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KK    

aww...
MJ was such a naive sweetheart sometines...bless.

1875 days ago
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mia    

Normally I would say this story is totally absurd. But Kim Jong Il is a complete NUTCASE! Worse than Whacko Jacko! Maybe Jackson could have actually done something!

1875 days ago
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nico    

What is TMZ the Child Molester Network now ENOUGH please

1875 days ago
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Yvonne    

RIRST!

1875 days ago
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pam    

What?????????????????

1875 days ago
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Michelle    

Michael is a saint!
Hey for any people who say Michael is a bad person go to this site,when u get there go to History then go to charities and awards. My God I printed it and its pages and pages of all his great work and donatations and people he has helped.
http://www.mjfanclub.net/home/index.php

1875 days ago
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none    

FIRST!!

1875 days ago
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JM    

Perhaps Kim was also a pedophile?

1875 days ago
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nico    

Excellent point James #10 and Michelle #8 Hitler did great things to but he was a murderer, you idiot

1875 days ago
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terri    

Hey he tried

1875 days ago
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Maggie    

That was sweet and thoughtful of him. Always trying to make the world better.

1875 days ago
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Marsha    

What a nice gesture on Michael's part. Too bad it didn't come to pass. He would of been Michael "Jesse" Jackson.

1875 days ago
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Ali    

michael jackson was a true king! if only he could've lived longer! maybe he could've been the change of this world. he might've brought peace. THE WORLD LOVES YOU AND MISSED YOU MJ!

LONG LIVE OUR KING OF POP!

R.I.P.

1875 days ago
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sitjar patricia    

MICHAEL WAS A MUCH GENEROUS ONE WITH ITS TIME. I AM SURE THAT IT COULD MADE AVVERE A GREAT THING IN ORDER TO THUS HELP ON HEART WAS PURE LIGHT . A SPIRIT WHITE

1875 days ago
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