Jackson parody angers some of Michael's fans

Wacko Wimo
Since the start of the Michael Jackson trial, Belgium has its own Weird Al Yankovich. Wim Oosterlinck, a DJ on Belgian radio station "Studio Brussel", has made a parody of Michael Jackson's song "Black or White". Instead of "It doesn't matter if you're black or white", Oosterlinck, calling himself Wacko Wimo for the occasion, sings in Dutch, imitating Jackson's voice: "It doesn't matter if you're six or eight". Two weeks after its release almost a month ago, the song became a hype. As newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reported, Oosterlinck received a lot of reactions. "Better than the Muppet Show", one listener emailed. Oosterlinck explained to the newspaper that he did not mean to accuse the singer. "I certainly hope he's innocent. The song is a parody on the whole situation and on Jackson as a media figure", Oosterlinck said. The song can be downloaded free of charge from the station's website. The song became famous in The Netherlands too, and Oosterlinck was interviewed by several Dutch radio stations about the parody.

MP3 of the parody song
Parody lyrics in Dutch

Translated parody lyrics:

Won't you come play in my fairy tale castle
You'll get a lolly and two ice cream balls
We'll play doctor
We'll stay up late 'till deep in the night
Come when you want
It doesn't matter if you're six or eight
I have free tickets for Samson and Gert
Don't believe your mom, I'm not a pervert
I love all children
As long as they're sweet and soft
You're always welcome, doesn't matter
If you're six or eight
We'll do Beat It, not too quiet, not too loud,
I'll do the solo's
You'll play my bass guitar
Tell your daddy to wait at the entrance gate
Come if you want to
Doesn't matter if you're six or eight
Where's your little brother?
Didn't he come with you?
He shouldn't be afraid
I'm the one from teevee
He can even come upstairs
If he'll smile to the little bird
Oh, if only he was with us
Doesn't matter if he's six or eight

DJ Wim Oosterlinck
Studio Brussel is one of the five FM stations of Flemish public broadcaster VRT. While VRT is state-funded, its radio stations broadcast commercials and they constitute some 10% of the broadcaster's income. The format of Studio Brussel comes close to what Americans would call "alternative rock", though it has a more varied music mix than similar US stations. State-run radio in Flanders has a market share of more than 72%, coming from 81% less than a year ago, before commercial stations were granted better and more powerful FM frequencies. Studio Brussel has an average daily reach of 458,000 listeners among Flanders' population of 6 million. Oosterlinck presents a morning show on the station, daily from 6 till 9 am.

Oosterlinck's parody angered some Belgian fans of Michael Jackson, who claimed they were offended by the song. This Tuesday night, some fans appeared on commercial TV station VTM, explaining their anger. Apparently one of the fans was Belgian Jackson-lookalike Emmanuel De Reyghere, who spent tens of thousands of euros on plastic surgery to look like his idol and who was shown some time ago on "Ripley's believe it or not".

I didn't see the VTM program, but Craig Bailey, an American expat living in Flanders and blogging as "Flemish American", saw the show and comments on the matter in an excellent blogpost titled "Responsible Radio". He places the issue in the more general scope of Belgian media reporting:
While the protest from Mike's fans are a bit overstated since the song is so ridicules, it does raise a few more interesting issues. [...]

Here in Belgium, too often, the daily presenters throw objectivity into the wind and promote a very worldly and liberal (and anti-Bush) agenda to the general public. As the news here is already lacking in objectivity, this only adds fuel to the anti-American administration sentiments seen all over the country right now.

For those of us Americans who speak the local languages, the result is depressing. Even Americans who are against Bush begin to tire of airwaves that constantly find any fault with the States no matter how miniscule and fail to pick out any positive stories coming from our side of the Atlantic.

In the Flemish blogosphere, opinions on the parody are mixed. "Tasteless and cheap, one does not make fun of paedophilia. The song is joking about paedophilia, more than with Jackson", says Koen Godderis, a blogger, media watcher and enfant terrible who once compared the Eurosong for Kids competition with child abuse. "Deliciously silly", says Steven Noels, a well-known open source developer who recently switched his blog from English to Dutch.

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Mohammad reza motamedi


Amir Hosein Esteki.009809131149733

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Jöe Jackson


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Now you know that Michael himself is a very busy person, especially since he moved to Dubai, and you know there are lots of lonesome camels there, I don't have to draw an tekeningeske of that hee :-)
I really hope that you could marry that girl without Michael's help, and that that girl could satisfy all your wishes in the kitchen, in bed and in the garden.
For the treatment of your mother, Michael proposes that you should have a hospital insurance at DKV (http://www.dkv.be). They are a bit expensive and they are also a bit slow on the phone, but they always pay back your hospital bills on time.
I have to go back to my aquarium now, bye.


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Best regards.
Mohammad Reza and Ali reza Motamedi.


Mohammad reza motamedi


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Brian Ulcer


Michael Jackson cannot come to the courthouse today, he has violent diarrhea. So he'll stay in the shithouse instead.


Outlaw Mike


JVS: "And if Sgrena's version is correct, The Outlaw Michael Cosyns is a proven ludicrous prick."

In that case JVS, I fear I am not: http://littlegree...(The_Real_One)&only=yes

Pictures from the real car riddled with 300-400 bullets. What a stupid cunt.

Daan, I suppose that neither you nor me have witnessed a real war firsthand. But I'm pretty sure I have read far more about it than you and I tell you that, apart from occasional damage to buildings and infrastructure and the very unfortunate human losses OIF was a relatively clean cut. Check out WWII pictures of European cities where streetfighting took place (Caen, St.-Lo, Arnhem, Bastogne, Aachen, Koeln, Berlin) to know how devastating war can be. Stop being so cynical. Economic growth in Iraq is very real.




Outlaw, you sound like the professor from Futurama: Good news, everyone! (Or Arthur Chrenkoff for that matter.) That booming economy picture you're painting is slightly out of whack, in my honest opinion: a fricking WAR has devastated the country, of course it's going to be rebuilt. Americans have torn Iraq apart, now they're rebuilding it. That's what's happening.

And no, I don't believe Sgrena was supposed to be assassinated by Americans.




And if Sgrena's version is correct, The Outlaw Michael Cosyns is a proven ludicrous prick (pardon my french but I use the man's own language).


Outlaw Mike


I stand corrected. It appears the photo, which was issued by AP, depicts the car of her (Sgrena's) driver the day she was kidnapped, February 4.

Either way, from her conflicting statements and her vicious anti-Americanism, I think we got us here another Simona Torreta. In other words, another ludicrous cunt.


Outlaw Mike


LGF sports a photo of the car which reportedly was used to transport Sgrena to the airport: http://www.little...

Still from an AP video; video itself also available via Yahoo News.

Does NOT look to me like it's riddled with 300-400 bullets. The photo confirms the soldiers' story that they aimed for the engine block. The radiator is busted and the hood is bowed as if from an internal explosion.

If Sgrena herself does not contradict that this is the car she was in WITHIN ONE DAY, I assume she indeed travelled in it. She is then going to have some "splaining" to do.


Outlaw Mike


Dan: "Americans were ordered to kill her."

So why didn't they do it? I mean, that last stretch of the road to the airport is full of yanks; there are no civilians, no houses, no witnesses. Why did they let her live then?

Things are going pretty smooth in Iraq Dan. It's not only carbombs that explode now and then. The economy is exploding too. The marshes are being restored. Iraqi railways are buying rolling stock en masse. I read this week that they ordered 200 container flatbeds from a Polish railway company in Swidnica. Lines are modernized and roads rebuilt. There's housing projects everywhere. Merchants in all neighbouring countires are astonished at the massive flow of goods streaming into Iraq.

If you ask me, the leftist media are so desperately trying to find bad news that they literally JUMPED on this story and are blowing it out of proportion.


de andere kijk


Well Dan, now that Sgrena is back home in Italy, I guess we are going to learn all about that "sensitive material" pretty soon now, don't you think, I can hardly wait.




Outlaw, you are a joke. Would you kick Bush' butt when one of his bodyguards would get killed???

Mr. Calipari is killed by Americans, full stop. Not because of Sgrena. Sgrena was going to release sensitive material about Americans in Falusha. Americans were ordered to kill her. You don't need to turn the facts. Besides, Karl Rove and his fucks are now brainstorming on a wag-the-dog statement. Puking.


Outlaw Mike


What scandal Dan? If I could, I would kick her butt. The real scandal is that ultimately Mr. Calipari is dead because of Sgrena.


de andere kijk


For those who want something about the Sgrena "scandal" on this "Republican" blog:


hat tip to dof




No surprise: nothing about the Sgrena scandal on this Republican blog.


Angry old man



"A freed Italian hostage was injured and an Italian secret service agent killed Friday after a U.S. armored vehicle fired on a car in which they were riding in Iraq, two Italian news agencies reported.

The shooting occurred at a roadblock while the car was heading to the airport.

...the secret service agent was killed when he threw himself over the freed hostage to protect her from fire..."

Yes, Bush, we know that Giuliana Sgrena is a reporter for the COMMUNIST daily Il Manifesto, and that you don't like such people, but what your troops did here is fucking scandalous.




Luc, how do you know it's a false name? Maybe THE Brian Auger (from the infamous Brian Auger & The Trinity) really lives in Belgium?

How would you have reacted if years ago you would have a poster from Ostend called Marvin Gaye? (OK there was no internet then, but you see my point) Or if Mick Jagger or Britney Spears would post from their hotel room in Brussels?

And there are certainly more persons with the name Brian Auger, there's no patent on it.




@"Brain Auger": I may not have whipped up hysteria from English speakers with this posting, but at least I got a reaction from someone posting from Belgium, using the false name "Brian Auger". We will have to do something about the use of false names of existing persons, which is clearly illegal.

And where did I say I found the song "courageous" or that I approve of this parody?


Brian Auger


Good try, Lvb, but you don't seem to be able to whip up hysterics this time among the English-speakers. Which may be logic. Michael Jackson isn't George Bush. No neo-con site is ever going to jump into the breach to defend someone who's got a sticker saying 'pedophilia' stuck to his head even before the judge has concluded. If there ever was an item both left and right agree about it's bad bad bad, it's pedophilia. If there ever was a sitting duck for the tabloid press, it's Michael Jackson. And there's no courage at all in Oosterlinck's 'parody'. Just tell us what's 'parodic' about the allusion about the age of his putative partners.