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The feminization of Michael Jackson 1: Voice

Phony portrayals of Michael Jackson’s voice were the main weapon the media used to degrade his masculinity. A practiced falsetto singer, Jackson was often shy and tense in interviews, which caused him to speak softly. The media ran with this, often portraying him with the voice of a girl. Over the years, the caricatures drowned out Michael’s real voice, but you can hear it clearly in these clips. (All original content belongs to the copyright holders, and has been used selectively for illustration, example, and to provoke discussion.)