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Rupert Everett: It's "Fortuitous" That Michael Jackson Died! He Was A "Freak"!

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With the majority of celebs and media figures speaking fondly or not at all about Michael Jackson, leave it to British actor Rupert Everett to get go against the current!

Everett reveals in a recent interview:

"I think it was fortuitous that he died. He was supposed to be doing 50 concerts in London. It wouldn’t have mattered how good or bad he was. He wouldn’t have managed to do all of them and the press would have destroyed him."

The actor, whose face used to look like it was melting off, even took jabs at Michael's appearance.

Rupert added:

"He was a freak. He looked like a character from Shrek. He was a black to white minstrel. He was crucified by that court case when he was accused of child molestation – that killed him. He personified the pain and anxiety of a black man in a slave country. We all watched as he changed from black to white. He was living performance art."

But he didn't always think that way of Jackson. In fact, Everett, who's openly gay, joked "I would have leapt at the chance of sleeping with Michael Jackson when I was 14."

Oh, and he even goes on to talk politics and slams President Obama for going "black."

Rupert reveals:

"We’re living in very strange times. We have Michael Jackson, a black man who has gone white, and we have President Barack Obama, who is a half white man gone black. It’s absolutely fascinating to watch."

We think Rupert just angered millions of Jackson and Obama fans. Then again, he probably said all that just for the publicity.


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189 comments to “Rupert Everett: It's "Fortuitous" That Michael Jackson Died! He Was A "Freak"!”

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  1. 1

    Its True Wat He Is Saying Tho…..Michael Was Freakyy Lookin…Mixed Raced People Are 2 Quick Class Themselves As Black These Dayys….

  2. 2

    this guy is slightly whack in my opinion. he looks freaky too so he shouldn't talk!!!

  3. 3

    Actually I think he is dead on with all of his comments.

  4. 4

    Douche, who the fuck is he anyway?

  5. 5

    This guy is a fucking moron. Anything to stay relevant I guess!

  6. 6

    gaaaaah wtf

  7. 7

    what a douche bag.

  8. 8

    Bitter Queen

  9. 9

    He isn't say "Yay he died!" He's saying it was fortuitous for MICHAEL - because he would have been ripped apart, just like the trial did to him. As for the freak - duh. And to deny that the whole change of skin color, regardless piled out with dozens of plastic surgeries, would be a fool. We look at Jocelyn Wildenstein the same way. And I happen to agree with the Obama part. Somehow, it's racist to say Obama's white, but it's PC to say he's black when he's equal parts of both. People didn't shout down the door about a white man winning president, did they?

  10. 10

    I can see where he's going… but, seriously? None of the random insults were necessary.

    Nice insertion of the link about the guy's own plastic surgery. ;D

  11. 11

    lol about obama

  12. 12

    He didn't say anything that isn't true Perez!!

    Rupert wasn't even nasty!!

  13. kugar says – reply to this


    He looked so much better without the facelift and besides that someone should tell him his taxes goes to support his lazy ass queen but then again he's into queens.

  14. 14

    He's 1 to talk when his plastic surgery is considered & is actually on the list of sum of the most horrible 1's…..He wanted publicity and it worked cuz we're talking about this has been….Michael was going to perform his ass off, u can say w/e it is u wanna say about him but Michael was a PERFORMER….scratch that he was THE BEST PERFORMER so go back under w/e rock u crawled out from under Rupert

  15. 15

    for reals, are there Obama fans? there are 46 million folks without health inurance. if you take out those "inbetween jobs" or applying for their helath care that leaves 17 million americans. that is 7 percent of those with insurance. so obama wants to change EVERYONE to help the 7 percent. are there enough doctors and hosptials to all of a sudden add 17 million new patients? if not, that will make EVEYRONE have to wait in line. there's got to be a better way and it doens't have to happen before the plan is reviewed. i agree all should have health care, but not this quickly

  16. 16

    I have to agree with the man. god sake MJ is a paedophile?! Remember that people!!!

  17. 17

    who is he to talk about Michael's surgery. LOOK AT HIM!!

  18. 18

    Michael hated himself for being black — a "political statement", if you will, about BLACK SOCIETY.

    He "liked" little boys — in his mid-30's, no less. Strange and clearly pedophile.

    50 concerts would have nearly killed him, I'm sure.

    Everything for BIG MONEY…………..and he paid the price, with his life.
    A sad story, despite the pedophilia and plastic surgery.

  19. 19

    and on the whole Obama issue….he's buggin & needs 2 shut up….We don't talk about his Queen and her abuse of power especially her spending the hell outta there money like it's goin outta style so he needs 2 SHUT THE FUCK UP about our President!!!

  20. YUCK says – reply to this


    this nasty asshole is desperate for attention. in this racist fucking cournty if you are half black and half anything else, they automatically consider you black, this is the most racist country in the fucking world but I guess we are free to be racist.

  21. 21

    I LOOOVEEEE his last comment :) :) ahahaha! Finally someone says the truth! Obama is NOT black! Everyone (the press and black people) like to say he is black so it makes them feel like they are equal for once. bahaha!

  22. 22

    WHAT A FUCKING IDIOT! BARACK OBAMA IS A HALF-WHITE MAN GONE BLACK? No mixed person "goes black" you stupid fuck! He's biracial moron

  23. @v@ says – reply to this


    Wow. That was candid. I don't always think it's 'fortuitous' to say exactly what's on your mind, at least publicly. Interviews nowadays can be great works of fiction, so I half expect a possible denial might be forthcoming. If not, an endless contritional clarification…

  24. 24

    he is an ASS, literally….when he got his face lifted the pulled his ass up and put that on display….WTF!!! he looks like a freak, and a character from shrek…look what he did to his self, u can hardly recognize him anymore..

  25. F18 says – reply to this


    WHOSE not who's - HELLO - Back to ESL classes, idiot Perez!

  26. 26

    He just speaks out what a lot of people think, I guess. Befor Michael's death everybody said, he is a freak. After his death, everyone seem to be a fan - that is strange, indeed.
    And yes, Obama is half white and half black …

  27. 27

    Michael was acquitted. And he had vitiligo, which is a real skin disease. So stop beating Michael up for something that he could not help.

  28. 28

    Just because Michael Jackson is dead doesn't mean that he wasn't a freak. I'm sure there are quite a few posts by you when he was alive where you blasted him. I think it's hypocritical to only sing praises of Michael Jackson and just forget all the years he was probably molesting little boys

  29. 29

    that made me laugh

  30. 30

    im half black myself and its not a secret in multiracial communities that were force to identify with our black sides more

    as for mj, what he says is truem he isnt being vicious or brutally honest
    hes just being honest

    we need more celebs like that

  31. 31

    WTF, I DID like this guy…DID!

  32. 32

    Insightful comments from an intelligent actor. He's spot on with everything he has said. Obama should be known as America's first bi-racial President.

  33. 33

    Obama half and half yes..have idiot..half liar.

  34. 34

    Re: itsmenyc
    I agree completely.
    He is totally right.

    No idea who he is, don't care, but he is completely right. I respect this man for speaking the truth when so many people are afraid to.

  35. 35

    wouldn't it be funny if Obama insisted on being called a "white" guy?

  36. 36

    Look who's talking! I hardly recognize Rupert since all his freaky surgery. And President Obama has not 'gone black.' Rupert is ridiculous.

  37. 37

    says it like it is…

  38. 38

    Re: MimiJudith
    He did not really have vitiligo. Vitiligo does not cause you to whiten gradually all over your body. You have splotches of whitening usually starting around your joints. Someone with vitiligo does not go through the same process MJ went through
    Plus he wasn't acquitted for all the trials. Some were ended with undisclosed payments to the accusers. To me that says pretty guilty

  39. nizzy says – reply to this


    Thank GOD somebody said something like this, its the fucking truth. Anybody who says otherwise is lying. Its so funny how Obama needs to be known as an African American. Is it now not cool to be white?

  40. 40

    Someone pointed out that Barack is biracial however the headlines and the black celebrities love to say "The First Black President!".
    It's like his white side either doesn't exist or has been conveniently forgotten to push the race equality card.

    "We think Rupert just angered million of Jackson and Obama fans. Then again, he probably said all that just for the publicity."

    Really? Well so did Bill O’Reilly and Bill Cosby and they were both dead-on in their comments. Sometimes the truth hurts.

  41. 41

    thats what AIDS looks like. wth happened rupert?u use to be so fiiine.

  42. 42

    Oh my God, who asked you, Rupert Everett? Go bitch about your own country; at least they know who you are there.

  43. 43

    Why is everyone glorifying Michael Jackson? A black man who wanted to be white and a paedophile, a shame for all african americans.

  44. Kalia says – reply to this


    Who the hell is Rupert Everett?? He looks pretty wierd too, like he's had a few nips n tucks. I think he was on the right track with some of his comments, but he kind of went a bit too far.

  45. 45

    Who is this ass hole anyway and who cares what he thinks! If he needs some free publicity there are better ways to get it without talking so insensitively about someone that died tragically.

  46. 46

    My God this man is dumb as a box of rocks.
    Is this what happens when you keep taking it up the ass from other men?

  47. 47

    He is actually right. It's just very chic to be uber politically correct in Hollywood so very few actually say what they and most normal people think. What McCarthism was to the 50's Hollywood is to the 2000s… same extreme opposite side

  48. 48

    Ummm, Rupert? Darling? Have you not seen how much plastic surgery YOU'VE had?!? YOU don't exactly look like yourself either!

  49. 49

    well this is true.. lol and anyways why is it that obama acts more black then white when he is both parts equally

  50. 50

    Re: allycakes – for your information he DID hae vitiligo, go on youtube and watch the videos, you can cleary see how bad his skin was, and why shouldnt he even out his skin tone because of it?
    and the reason the first allegation didnt go to court was because jordon chandler REFUSD to testify, and this undisclosed amount of money you think you know so much about, was paid by michaels insurance company despite protests from michaels legal team.
    you are clearly just another who feeds off the tabloids when if your actually that interested it wouldnt take long to do a little research and establish a few FACTS!!!

  51. 51

    What did he say that wasn't true? I am glad to see an actor that isn't worried about being so P.C. He said nothing wrong.

  52. 52

    God just decided that MJ was better off in Heaven than in a world where people called him a freak and accused him off all kinds of things– a world where he had no respect. Like Aslan the Lion said in the Narnia movie: "All things have their time."
    You know what Mario–I used to consider myself a hard rock fan. Then I discovered yesterday that 80% of the bands I've been listening to for the past 5 years are considered PUNK. Everyone is listening to punk these days. No one listens to metal anymore. "All things have their time."

  53. JSTA says – reply to this


    it's unfortunate he's so ignorant.oh well, what can you do..

  54. 54


  55. 55

    WHO is this man, if you could call him that? A nobody.

  56. 56

    itsmennyc…SHUT THE _ _ _ _ UP! sharpton was right. Michael was the only normal person,,, the rest of the world was crazy!

    You will live on forever, Michael.

  57. 57

    There is some truth in what he is saying. MJ would of been given hell. So much was riding on this 'come back' tour. The press were going to eat him alive regarding if sucked or not.. As for Obama, he's not just black he's half white too. As a non american i find this fascinating to watch as well. He's setting himself up to fail!

  58. 58

    I agree with him! He's got good opinions.

  59. 59

    He must not have mirrors in his house. THis man is beyond sad.

  60. fiera says – reply to this


    Rupert is obviously DESPERATE for attention, or a complete idiot!!!

  61. 61

    Rupert: he had vitiligo, you douchebag, and couldn't help that he had white patches. He bleached the remaining dark spots (which were in the minority after the vitiligo had it's way) in order to match, so that he wouldn't be scrutinized by asshats like YOU. P.s…you look like wax figure of Pierce Brosnan after a fire at Madame Tussaud's, and Inspector Gadget is the best thing you've ever done. Suck on THAT.

  62. 62

    He looks like a fuckin freak. Ever heard of teeth whitener Everett?

  63. 63

    Re: kellibelli – Question, what does Obama have to do w/ this?

  64. 64

    Re: itsmenyc – I have to say I agree. He's kinda voicing everything that some people are afraid to..

  65. 65

    Re: allycakes

    allycakes, Michael did certainly have vitiligo. He had a very severe form of it and he had to bleach the remaining parts of his body to match the white splotches that he got from that disease. He also had lupus, which is a related (and deadly) skin disease.

    And he was acquitted for the last trial. And his payments to the other accusers were made by his insurance company against his wishes.

  66. 66


  67. 67

    What's funny is until he made a comment the last time someone saw this tool was on?? Oh shit who is he again?

  68. 68

    Re: jellotime91 – And I take it you were probably born in 91' right? Self explanatory, cuz you don't know shit about MJ besides what OTHER'S tell you.

  69. 69

    he pissed off the wrong people not only he insulted a dead man he insulted the president.apparently this guy's career went nowhere beacause i never heard of him!!

  70. 70

    PEREZ DOESN'T KNOW WHAT FORTUITOUS MEANS!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHA fyi for those as dumb as perez, fortuitous- accidental, by chance.

  71. 71

    Re: marcywo0od21 – you're a dumbass! the queen of england doesn't run the country. england has a prime minister just as america has a president. fucking dipchit.

  72. 72

    Well, he was a freak. He was a child molester, but it seems that since June 25th, nobody can remember that. What he said about Obama is weird, but everything about MJ is true. He is definitely not the only one thinking it.

  73. 73

    Re: sweethomemisscongeniality – i am biracial as well…and only in the white communities are biracials people forced to lable ourselves black. within the black community biracial people aren't really considered black….unless you're barack obama.

    i swear to fuck….some of the people who read this shit from perez have got to be some of the dumbest mother fuckers on the face of the planet.

  74. 74

    Re: sweethomemisscongeniality – i'm not calling you a stupid mother fucker…..in case you figured i was :)

  75. 75

    Re: jerikaljdkf – He was a child molester, but it seems that since June 25th, nobody can remember that.

  76. 76

    Looks who's talking!

    This queen is ridiculous. His plastic surgery has rendered him completely unrecognizable & he has the nerve to call a certified genius like MJ a freak. Is Obama supposed to pretend he's white? He's mulatto. Just like Halle Berry who is always cited as the first woman of color to win an Oscar.

    BTW to those who continue to insist MJ was a pedophile, I'd like to see some proof.
    Jordy Chandler was motivated by Michael's millions. At the time, it was cheaper to pay him to go away than take time off touring & recording for a trial as Michael was pulling down $50 million a week at his peak.

    The truth is the beginning of the end was the Pepsi commercial. Michael was the biggest thing in the world at that time. A friend of mine called me 4 times that day from the set because she was afraid. She said the pyrotechnics people were making tons of mistakes & there were 12,000 packed into Shrine auditorium as extras. She was scared a major disaster might happen. I still have the "all access" pass she gave me as a memento.

  77. 77

    Mr. Everett, your blithe dismissal and insensitive comments perfectly encapsulate why Black Americans are suspicious–even hostile–to the gay protest movement in the U.S.

    The cavalier racial attitudes exhibited by this gay actor show a disdain that we Black folks are smart enough to recognize. United in the struggle?? Not so long as these attitudes persist.

    This is why California's Prop 8 had popular support. We know who our enemies, and friends, are.

  78. 78

    eww please another hater go f*ck yaself dude

  79. 79


  80. 80

    Re: allycakes – Mj had vitiligo but then depigmentation of his skin so the color of his skin would be even. Mj was aquitted for his trials. The first allegation were bs. The kid refused to testify and MJ's insurance company paid so all the negative press would fade away. The kid then seeked for legal emanicapation at the age of 15-16 and moved OUT from his home. His mom said in 2005 that she hadnt seen her kid for 11 years and the kid has sued his dad twice the past 5 years. Study this greedy devilish family BEFORE you judge MJ.
    I have much more dirt on them and the allegation. So dont even get started on things you havnt studied.

  81. 81

    OMG Everett's a FREAK…got HIV son?

  82. 82

    Rupert really shouldn't talk about anyone else after that facelift. What HAPPENED to him???!!!!!

  83. 83

    Aw nah, this British motherfucker is wack. Big mouth. Notice its the white folks only that are hating.

  84. 84

    Re: kissmyassobama – I HATE HATERS! HATERS ARE WACK!

  85. 85

    Ignorance is prejudice.

    I pray and hope that is at a better place now where nobody can hurt him.

  86. 86

    C'mon Perez, you say horrible things about people all the time. Mushy Fartone is in the psych ward and you still make fun of her. Michael Jackson may have been extremely talented, but let's not forget his admitted sleepovers with young boys. While nothing was ever proven, that was neither normal nor sweet. The day he died, you called his trip to the hospital a hoax. Now you're one of the ones putting him back on a pedastal that was never deserved? Because musically he was talented?

  87. 87

    FUCK YOU! YOU STUPID ASS! Michael was amazing! How can you sit there and talk about him that way? Die in a hole! I've never even heard of your dumb ass. But nearly everyone has heard of Michael! So I'd shut up! OMG. I can't even believe someone can sit there and insult the president and Michael like that. This guy needs to go jump off a cliff.

  88. 88

    Too true.

  89. 89

    Probably half the afro-american population in the US is mixed white/black in some way, so the comment about Barack Obama is stupid.

  90. 90

    Re: Mystery Person
    Nobody even knows that he did all that. Only him and god know. That shouldn't even matter anymore. What the world should be focusing on was his amazing music and loving personality.

  91. 91

    Re: writealiving – what MJ also admitted but NOONE seemed to care about was that he and his accuser said in that documentary that MJ gave his bed to the kid while he and his friend slept on the floor. This is the exatc words from MJ and his accuser. MJ didnt follow the norms in the societ and got punished real real hard for that, which is very sad. Then how come NO blame is put on the parents for allowing their kids to stay in his bedroom? Please, remember that MJ's bedroom was huge, a two stor deluxe. Mac Culkin describes the situation best. ""CULKIN: The thing is with that whole thing, oh, you slept in the same bedroom as him. It's like, I don't think you understand, Michael Jackson's bedroom is two stories and it has like three bathrooms and this and that. So, when I slept in his bedroom, yes, but you understand the whole scenario. And the thing is with Michael he's not good as explaining himself and he never really has been, because he's not a very social person. You're talking about someone who has been sheltered and sheltering himself also for the last like 30 years. And so, he's not very good at communicating to people and not good at conveying what he's actually trying to say to you. So, when he says something like that people — he doesn't quite understand why people react the way that they do. ""

  92. 92

    he should ask where his career is.

  93. 93

    Oh please, the old fart needs to be quiet. As for his comment that Obama is trying to be black…he doesn't have to try…he is. Just as he doesn't have to try to be white…he is that as well. I cannot understand any other reason why he'd say Obama is trying to be black…is it because he married a black woman? and has black children?? nah, hope he was trying to make more sense than that. There is no one particular way of acting for a race. Biologically Obama's is both. Period. So he does not have to TRY to be what he already is.

  94. 94

    finally someone who speaks their mind and doesn't care about the consequences. clearly he is very comfortable with himself. he isn't saying anything that hasn't been said a million times behind closed doors. i don't know him, he looks awful, but i think i might just have to like this guy.

  95. 95

    Rupert needs to shut his cock holster and go do something productive.

  96. 96

    Re: star_brite – ya…the black folk hated on him while he was alive and are embracing him now that he is dead. that is fucked up!

  97. plano says – reply to this


    He spoke the truth on all fronts - so eat it Perez! Go soak a cork

  98. 98

    Re: Molly :) – Oh Molly please, you are not making any sense. Obama is black and Obama is white. The truth is that he is both. He doesn't have to TRY to be what he already is. Black people don't have to make him black to "try to feel equal" as you put it, because he is already black. And in what way is he trying to be black as old fart Rupert claims?? There is no one particular way of acting for any race. Biologically, he is both…so he doesn't have to TRY to be either. Unfortunately, this society only sees skin color so, it is what it is. And guaranteed, if you saw him on the street and didn't know him or his pedigree, as it were, you'd assume he is a black man, period.

  99. 99

    HAHAHA* I loveee it!! This guy is saying what the rest of the world is thinking* Kudos to him*

  100. 100

    This is coming from who? Rupert Everett… right, the dude from that craptacular movie with Madonna, right?

    OK. He's who we should be seeking solice from… I get it.

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