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Michael Jackson Filipino Inmates Strike Again

1/25/2010 4:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

With all the time in the world on their hands, the inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines have learned another Michael Jackson routine ... with some help.



Jackson's long-time choreographer Travis Payne, with dancers Daniel Celebre and Dres Reid, taught the inmates routines from "This Is It."

It's just how Michael would have wanted it.

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46.

astabasta    

Thanks, TMZ, for bringing this - it is simply AWESOME! I am sure that Michael would have LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this!

Amazing what an impact one human being can have in this world - all the joy he spread and KEEPS SPREADING. I bet at least some of those inmates are compelled to lead a better life in the future. They have experienced that with a positive effort, they can make a diffeence.
This makes me smile from ear to ear!

1630 days ago
47.

kika    

THIS IS REALY GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!MICHAEL WOULD BE PROUD OF IT!!

1630 days ago
48.

Crystal    

Wil, calm down. Why does everything in every country including ours HAVE to be negative? Yes they are criminals, they may have made a bigger mistake in their life than you ever have but at least they are trying to do something positive for ONCE in their life. For all those inmates to actually work together and get something this intense accomplished?? WOW!! If you don't like it, then don't watch.

I thought that was amazing!!! I LOVED THIS! This is self discipline!

1630 days ago
49.

KC    

Wow this is amazing... MJ will be rememebered forever....
R.I.P. Michael

1630 days ago
50.

A.B.    

Wil,

you got everything backwards. Michael Jackson's credo was always that people become bad because they get too little love, and that music and dance is for uniting heaven and earth. You may call him naive, but basically, he was right.

If you think prison should be just institutions for society's revenge on criminals, it's to the detriment to the rest of us. Most of those people need to learn to cooperate, to discuss things without making a fight out of it, and discipline. They also need exercise. Dance gives them all of this, and those who come out of prison, maybe do it better equipped to stay out of crime for the future.

So - more dancing in prisons! Michael would have loved it.

1630 days ago
51.

Crystal    

Inmates in the USA would never get together and actually do something like this. I can imagine the KKK, gangs of all races, and overweight/obese inmates trying to get together and dance for a Michael Jackson tribute song, yeah right!!!!! That is the problem with our country (the USA) we are still segregated after all these years, what a disgrace.

This is a bad @$$ video, TRULY AMAZING!! Thanks TMZ!

1630 days ago
52.

Mary    

You sure they're not having tryouts to get in that place and get on TMZ?

1630 days ago
53.

MiMi    

17. NEW!

Travis Payne with the Dancing Inmates performing

"They Don't Really Care About Us"


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

Posted at 3:11PM on Jan 25th 2010 by MiMi

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Hmmmm,

Maybe TMZ saw my earlier post about this on the other MJ board?

1630 days ago
54.

Woot    

FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC! Congratulations, you guys, you've done Michael SO proud!!!!!

1630 days ago
55.

whatever    

That was AWESOME!!! Loved the peace sign formation.

1630 days ago
56.

A victim of high testosteron level    

Absolutely super!
I'm beaming, dance heals.

1630 days ago
57.

Diane Fanara    

Travis Payne you are fantastic. Thanks for continuing Michael's work & legacy in such a great manner. Miss MJ so much. CAN YOU FEEL IT!

1630 days ago
58.

Nessie    

17. LOVE IT! Michael would be so proud. Way to go, Travis! Got to post this one to the forum... http://www.mjsarmy.proboards.com/

Thanks for this site - registered!

Love this vid too. I'm sure Michael would have loved it!

1630 days ago
59.

christy    

To number 29 why dont you shut it instead of telling the one sane person on here to do it. They dont have to be punished for the rest of their lives you say. Interesting considering they are in their for PUNISHMENT AND HAVE NOT FINISHED THEIR PUNISHMENT. It is morons like you that make this a sick world to live in. They are criminals period but on the other hand, I really doubt they are enjoying this. They are being made to perform this and do not look happy so that is great. To all you others, I really doubt Michael Jackson would find men in prison dancing to his music to be wonderful.

1630 days ago
60.

ADRIANA    

MJ LOVED THE WORLD WITH ALL HIS HEART, it was an UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and he really wanted to HEAL IT, STOP WARS and DESTRUCTION and have people find a common ground IN LOVE and GOODNESS and SHARING !

He was a great man.

People he cared for abused his trust & deceived him, his father abused him verbally and physically; and, worst of all the media/press raped and stripped him of his dignity publicly and hounded him mercilessly.

And through it all he SMILED!

I wonder how many of us would withstand the same introspection into our lives and how we would handle the pain. Before we cast stones at MJ, we should imagine ourselves in his life and ask ourselves how would we manage it?

Only THOSE WITH NO SIN CAN JUDGE him, not us.


Michael, you were too good for this world, for the people here, for the decadence of the community around us. You are finally up with the angels, where you belong, may you RIP ! We will do our best to CARRY ON YOUR LOVE and SELFLESSNESS and teach it to our little ones.

1630 days ago
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