Michael Jackson became a pop star firstly for the music.
That was followed by what he wore flamboyant clothing
and the wild and unusual dances that he includes with his
It can also be fact that the media find constant news about
him e.g. The surgery to his nose, him keeping a pet monkey,
a shrine to Elizabeth Taylor.
The way in which Michael Jackson has been represented is
again through the wild and flamboyant costumes that he’s
wears in his various music video’s e.g. the jacket he’s wears
in Thriller, the sparkly glove in Billie Jean, the tape found
on the end of his fingers in Bad and Smooth Criminal.
He can also be represented in people performing his dance
moves e.g. the moonwalk, the lean forwards
In case of Michael Jackson with him starring in the Jackson
when he was younger people watched him grow up as he
appeared one of the few TV shows of that time.
At the same time as he was growing up the stories he
witnessed is what as a young boy shaped him into what he
is and what the industry wanted him to do and what the
audience expected of him.
For Michael Jackson’s trend setting it more or less for fans
trying to copy the clothes that he’s wearing and them trying
copy the various hair styles he had. The fans will also be
listening for the message the he’s trying to convey which is
the discrimination and hatred which is used in various
songs e.g. Black or White, They Don’t Care About Us, The
The personality of Michael Jackson was him being kind and
supportive of others who were discriminated against.
He was also to have been considered quite mad because of
all the nonsense about him being covered in the papers e.g.
him denying he owned a pet chimp, him proposing to
Elizabeth Taylor, him having surgery done on his nose.
Based on Dyers theory of pop star construction it must be
important to establish a story that has gotten them
noticed and from that build upon items that can be
unique selling points to the artist.
This hopefully engage a response and start to gain fans
towards them and the message they spread across
through there music and finally with there songs written
with there messages it shows there personality and gives
the view to the real version of the star.
This what I hope to use help my artists response in my