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Portrait of a Human Being by Kelley-Michelle Portrait of a Human Being by Kelley-Michelle
In December 1993, Michael released a video statement from Neverland Ranch in response to his first battle against allegations of child molestation. In the video, he detailed information on how horribly he'd been treated through a body search which he was not allowed to refuse.

(Video is here: [link])

I was eight years old when this statement was released, and I remember watching it on TV. I didn't really understand what was going on, but I knew Michael was completely humiliated and it was upsetting for me to see.

While probably a majority of viewers felt some kind of satisfaction over his pain, or were simply mocking his looks alone and calling him a "freak" or "weirdo," I sat at home and just saw a broken man. A human being subjected to humiliating treatment.

Please do not start a debate in comments over anything related to the backstory of this image. If any crap starts, I'll disable the ability to reply.

Edit: I moved the watermark a bit so it's not right across his face :)
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:iconmorinen:
Hi Kelley,

would you consider providing a small version of this picture without for a watermark for an article about Michael's rehab period on web-site michaeljackson.ru: www.michaeljackson.ru/?p=1114?

We will credit you as the author and the preview picture will link to your Deviantart, as it now does.

Thanks
morinen

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Kelley-Michelle Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, no problem! I *should* still have a non-watermarked version available. What size do you need?
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:iconmorinen:
Awesome, thanks! Something like 250x300 would be good.

You can email it to me at morinenmj@gmail.com 

Thank you! <3
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teken-lovers Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waauuuuw beautiful!
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Kelley-Michelle Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <3
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:iconbecky-girlddd:
wow! Depicts MJ so well in this sad pic, he looks so depressed here, u'v captured his emation here so well!
Poor MJ, luv him:)

*favz*
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februarymoon May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful. :) (And hey, I remember you from Shamone_MJ!)
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Kelley-Michelle Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, hey there! I remember you too!
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Symmylynn Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You captured his eyes perfectly :heart: I wasn't even born when these allegations first came out and thought he was guilty on the second allegations (because my dad and friends said so, I didn't understand), but not anymore :)
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Maulicat Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, those eyes jump off the page! Great work. I always feel for Michael when I see photos of him during this tv announcement he did. I remember seeing it back in the early 90s. I was about 14 years old, and Michael was my world. I never believed he was guilty. Like you, I didn't fully understand it either, all I knew was that it was sad, and Michael was hurting. God bless him, may he rest in peace.
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