08/29/2012 10:29 am ET | Updated Aug 29, 2012

10 Things We Want To Forget About Michael Jackson On His 54th Birthday

Legendary pop star Michael Jackson would have turned 54 years old today, had he not died from a propofol overdose in 2009.

Even in death, he is still the reigning King of Pop and continues to be celebrated for his "genius," as his body of work was truly impressive and laid the groundwork for a number of artists who followed him.

But as genius as Jackson might have been, he was as equally known for his music as he was for his eccentricities and the scandals that essentially forced him into seclusion. As his legacy lives on, there are still a few things we wish we could forget.

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