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Wednesday, March 02, 2005
I'm glad Jacko is on trial ... finally ... but once again it's all about him. It's always about him. I suppose it's the nature of the judicial system beast, but let's not forget the alleged victims.
THE Jacko verdict: Guilty.
So say image experts, trial consultants and defense attorneys, who contend Michael Jackson is committing a fashion crime by bringing his flamboyant carnival-barker look to the courtroom.
[H]e's been going full-throttle with his trademark red armbands, military-style medallions, satin brocade vests and cherry lipstick.
Instead of looking like a guest at the Mad Hatter's tea party, Jackson should wear "something the average person can relate to a little."
His extreme fashion statements communicate a lack of respect for the court and for the gravity of the charges against him.
"Why does he need thick pancake makeup in a courtroom?" asked David Graeven of the firm Trial Behavior Consulting. "You don't want to communicate that you're hiding something."
The fluffy bob hairdo is a problem too, said McEvoy - not so much because it's effeminate, as because it obscures his eyes. His aviator shades present the same problem.