Jacko Wants Apology for IRA Joke

Singer wants apology for 'disgusting slur'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2009 8:57 AM CDT
In this 2007 file photo, Michael Jackson poses on the red carpet during the RainbowPUSH Coalition Los Angeles 10th annual awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, file)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson was “appalled” after BBC comedians compared him to the IRA, and he wants an apology, the Mirror reports. Just days after three IRA-related murders, the comedians noted that both Jacko and the terrorist organization are “80s celebrities” making a surprise comeback. “To compare him to cold-blooded murderers is not funny, it is highly offensive,” said a source. Jacko has complained to his concert promoters.