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Michael Jackson a "mutant" whose music was "kitsch": French newspaper.

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Melbourne, June 27 (ANI): While the whole wide world paid tribute to Michael Jackson, a French newspaper dug the daggers in deep, calling the King of Pop a 'mutant' whose music was 'kitsch'.

A number of columnists called Jackson "the icon of our disturbing modernity", reports

"Neither monster nor extraterrestrial," Michael Jackson was a "mutant" according to Gerard Lefort writing in the daily newspaper Liberation on Saturday.

For Herve Cannet of the La Nouvelle Republique Jackson was "neither black nor white; neither old nor young; neither child nor adult; neither man nor woman" but rather a "sort of androgynous imp".

In the Republicain Lorraine newspaper, Philippe Waucampt wrote that the "little Afro-American became a sort of alien between white and black, between young and old, as unclassifiable, universal and kitsch as his music."

For Francis Broche of Le Progres daily, Jackson may have been an icon, "but an icon for our times, the head of planetary promotion." (ANI)

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Date:Jun 27, 2009
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