July 6th, 2009
06:40 PM ET
5 years ago

Jackson fans rally against Peter King

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Angry at Rep. Peter King's sharp criticism of Michael Jackson, a fan of the late pop icon is trying to raise money to defeat the nine-term Republican from New York in 2010.

"This guy was a pervert, he was a child molester, he was a pedophile," King said about Jackson in a video posted on YouTube.

As of 6:40 p.m. ET, 13 donors had contributed $305 through the online fundraising Web site ActBlue. The unnamed organizer of the effort said the donations would be forwarded to the Democratic nominee for the seat.

"Peter King ought to let Jackson rest in peace, and focus on the needs of his constituents," the organizer wrote on the Web site. "As we mourn the loss of an American legend, political grandstanding is not what we need right now!"


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  1. Amir

    Well, Michael Jackson's sudden death was a shock to many of his fans. I CARED LESS ABOUT MICHAEL'S life, fame and his status. Neither I am fun of any of HollYWOODS corrupted stars. I am not jealous of their wealth and their worldly material, which i believe is the reason why many of them lack happiness.
    As an American of minority origin, WE NEED LESS ENTERTAINERS LIKE MICHAEL AND WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE PRESIDENT OBAMA

    July 7, 2009 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  2. indy

    im sending 310 bucks to king tonight with a copy of this stupid story!

    July 7, 2009 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
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