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Michael Jackson Monument Unveiled

6/25/2010 6:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This is the tombstone-like memorial of Michael Jackson which Katherine Jackson helped unveil earlier today in their hometown of Gary, Indiana.

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RIP, King of Pop.



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46.

flight    

Can anyone say CROOKED? The people that were paid to do this were probably crying all through the project cuz dudes could not draw a straight line....



BTW remember when he was alive everyone was super mean to him calling him wacko jacko BUT now all hollywood/press/family is the new best friend(s). why now???
and those kids have aunts and uncles coming out of the woods- smelling the money no doubt, poor kids!!!

1491 days ago
47.

CitySide    

Beautiful monument to a beautiful person.

1491 days ago
48.

And thats the truth    

The top of the monument is not a skull. It is from the Dangerous album. It is like a sleep mask with Michaels eyes.



The main font looks like Comic Sans. It cheapens the look of it, besides looking like a tombstone. Goodbye and hometown should be one word. They should not have mixed the fonts as well. It could of been done much nicer. Michael deserved better IMO.

1491 days ago
49.

Miss Bitch    

Hometown is one word.

1491 days ago
50.

Jay    

Um, the font isn't messed up. It's intentionally made to resemble a child's handwriting...
Anywho, it's a fantastic monument; I love it. MJ forever!

1491 days ago
51.

Amanda    

I bet they got a local Gary artist do to it, hence the lettering, which looks hand-created (hand-created is not an excuse for quality issues and spelling). As an avid hater of Comic Sans, the writing on this monument is an insult even to Comic Sans, one of the worst fonts in design history. It's a shame, with the money and legacy that he had, that this is what was chosen to represent him.

1491 days ago
52.

AManAndAMouse    

Michael's memory is defamed by this:



- The song is 'Never Can Say Goodbye'; there should be no space between 'good' and 'bye'.



- The font is horrible.



- The lines look crooked (although that could be the picture).



- It looks like the monument is in someone's front yard.

1491 days ago
53.

cranky    

Back it up the "never can say good bye" is well duh but happens to be the title of the book jj/kj are promoting. Is that the memorial makers website at the bottom? Tell me that is an overlay, vinyl, something in the photo. www stonep something com is that ON the marker?

1491 days ago
54.

cranky    

Sigh, yes the website is engraved on the memorial stone and there is a pic of the catfish right there on their home page. All that cash and nobody would front the money to keep the ad's off MJ memorial wth
www stoneplans com

1491 days ago
55.

Lynne    

@#1 - LOL!!! That was the first thing that came to my mind too! That font is terrible.

1491 days ago
56.

LLM    

OMG #48 - Mark!! You are absolutely right. That is the SAME monument. Good catch. Interesting. So, they just simply "moved" it ...



TMZ: Hope you check this out. It's very interesting. Would love to know more about this!

1491 days ago
57.

arbusco    

its totally crooked

1491 days ago
58.

hung and dashing    

Who authorized this piece of crap? His parents? You have got to be kidding. That is perhaps the ugliest, most disturbing (scary even) poorly decorated memorial monument I have ever seen (and I've seen monuments from the soviet union and Sadaam Hussein's Iraq)!



And what exactly is the monstrous image at the top? A dead NFL football player?



Are all the Jacksons NUTS??? And how come Michael seems the sanest suddenly post-death?



If anyone thinks they're going to make one nickel off of having this THING out front, the public would be crazy, too.

1491 days ago
59.

maryh    

Can't wait to see the graffiti on it in a month or so..

1491 days ago
60.

ohwhat!!    

it hurt so much to think that its already a year when he left us...
but it felt just like a week or a month ago..so,so sad...
i will miss you so much king of pop...
we love you so much...

1491 days ago
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