- Michael Jackson was responsible for creating the Moonwalk…. This is False! The moonwalk dance move has a history dating back to the 1930s. In fact, Jeffery Daniel, a ‘70s era dancer on Soul Train, personally taught Michael Jackson this famous dance move.
- Michael Jackson was the first black artist to be aired on MTV…. This is True! His “Billy Jean” music video was the first MTV video by a black artist.
- Michael Jackson was bald and had to wear wigs…. This is True! While it may be hard to believe, Michael Jackson had to wear wigs after an accident while filming a Pepsi commercial in 1984. A firework work went off early which caught his hair and jacket on fire. The incident left him with second and third degree burns on his face and scalp. His 2009 autopsy revealed that his scalp had been tattooed black to match his wigs. Also, his lips were tattooed pink, as well as his eyebrows tattooed black.
- Michael Jackson had a thing for superheroes…. This is also True! It is widely known that Michael Jackson had a childish side to him. However, Michael Jackson took it a step further by trying to purchase Marvel Comics when it filed for bankruptcy in the 90s. Jackson hoped to play the beloved Spiderman, but, unfortunately for him, the role went to Tobey Maguire. He even tried for Patrick Stewart’s role as Professor X in the movie X-Men.
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson – Check out the Moonwalk around the 3min mark!