Al Sharpton Wants Post Office To Issue Michael Jackson Stamp

July 8, 2009
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The Reverend Al Sharpton is now pushing for Michael Jackson to be memorialized forever with a US Postage stamp bearing his image. Read more and see photos and video here.

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The desire for a Jackson stamp is part of Rev. Al Sharpton’s attempts to advocate for a more positive portrayal of MJ in the media, which he claims have “denigrated” him in the week since his passing.

Al Sharpton expressed that he wanted to institute a national day of mourning to honor Michael Jackson as well.

But there may be one hang up: the US Postal Service does not issue stamps to honor a person until five years after their death. The only time they have bent the rules thus far was for former presidents who have passed away.

A spokeperson for US Postal service said:

“I’m sure we’ll receive tens of thousands of letters advocating for the stamp, but the rules are the rules.”

There are a few vocal critics of bestowing such an honor on the late King of Pop, one of which has uttered a slew of negative comments about him lately. Congressman Peter King hasn’t held is tongue at all with regard to his opinion of Michael Jackson, and even called him a “lowlife” during the week of his funeral. King seems vehemently opposed to such an honor.

Conversely, others in Congress, such as Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, want Congress to pass a resolution recognizing Jackson as a “global humanitarian and a noted leader in the fight against worldwide hunger and medical crises.”

What do you think, should the US Postal Service bend the rules and grant Sharpton’s wish for a
Michael Jackson stamp? Or do you agree with Congressman King? Let us know in the comments section below.

Check out more photos and video of Rev. Al Sharpton speaking out for Michael Jackson below.

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9 Responses to “Al Sharpton Wants Post Office To Issue Michael Jackson Stamp”

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    Kitti McGee Says:

    MJ is a child molester. Dear God is Al Sharpton a total idiot.

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    Matt Says:

    (Response to Kitti McGee)
    If Michael ever touched your child sexualy your first impulse would be to hurt him physically, not go after his money. think about it!

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    Alex Says:

    Should have buried Sharpton with MJ

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    Lizzy Says:

    Oh Lord, will you all give it a rest! Al Sharpton is not an idiot, though I do think a day of national mourning is a bit much. And I think if a stamp is done, USPS should stick to its rules and wait the 5 years. People just want to give the man his props, so don’t hate. YOU do not know whether the man was guilty or not. But he was acquitted wasn’t he? You wanna continue to be held guilty by people if you were falsely accused of something? That can happen to anybody, you know. Treat the man like you’d want to treated if you were accused of something. Don’t seem to be any Golden Rule followers here.

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    Stanley Awudu Says:

    HATERS, ALL HATERS N JEALOUS FOOLS!!!! CAN only say all of u who hate him succeeded to send him to an early grave with your sooooo many comments , be it on tv, radio or papers. Now that your mission has been accomplished , y dont u stop the comments ? Mike is somewhere at peace now , where he’d be judged by only one true Judge and not the whole world .Who do u prefer… a drug addict ( if only it were true ) who loves the World or a non drug addict , who Hates and doesnt care about who’s ill or hurting or not ????? A stamp and a day of Mourning is absolutely befitting for Michael, considering wat he has done not only for the culture of his nation , but for human nature n the touch he made to almost everyone in the world. If Bob Marley can have a world wide “Bob Marley Day ” How much more of Jackson?
    Just shut up if u got nothing to say but criticise and hate , u Empty n blood sucking minds !!!!!

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    Tom Says:

    MJ said he likes to go to bed with children. Sharpton said Jackson did a lot for black/white relations. If that’s true, Sharpton set it all back. I’m so sick of hearing about Michael Jackson, I could puke. We don’t honor pedophiles with a stamp!

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    Wan Says:

    Michael Jackson was the king of pop!!! Bu tas stated the rules or rules!!!!! He will live on just like Evis and Princess Diana and other famous people, he is no different. Also think about the military people and shouldnt they get stamps as well. They fought for our nation, Just something to think about.

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    crystal Says:

    Stanley, you sound like an immature child. No one over the age of 10 takes the jealous line seriously.

    No one has to shut up, if you don’t like what haters have to say you have an option…leave and avoid message boards that are not fanboards in the future.