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Rupert Everett: Michael Jackson 'A Freak,' Obama 'Gone Black'

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Rupert Everett is rather provocatively running his mouth again. The British actor, who has commented on Graydon Carter's "monster cock," the wimpiness of UK troops and Hollywood's resemblance to Al Qaeda tells the Daily Mirror that Michael Jackson was a "freak" and is better off dead.

"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.

"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."

Everett believes that Jacko's death may even spell the end of modern-day celebrity itself.

"You cannot divide the music from the person," he says.

"I think his life - and death - is a great lesson."

He also discussed his fascination with President Obama's racial identity.

"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."

You can read all of Everett's thoughts on the King of Pop and his post-9/11 disillusionment with America here.

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