The price of admission for all media sycophants looking for a piece of Michael Jackson, back when he was popular. It started when several US broadcasters were allowed to simultaneously premiere the music video for "Black or White" - they all uniformly promo'd the "event" by referring to the filthy-rich pedophile as the "King of Pop", for hyping this self-coronation was part of the contract. It also surfaced after ABC won the rights to an MJJ/Lisa Marie Presley interview.

Addendum: in 1996, the unorthodox Australian rock singer Dave Graney crowned himself the King of Pop.

It was a typically ironic "up yours" gesture from aSon of the Morning Star to the Australian music industry, which didn't pay much attention; as ever, it was more interested in selling products to morons.

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