Pepsi to honor anniversary of 'Bad' with MJ ads
May 4th, 2012
08:15 AM ET

Pepsi to honor anniversary of 'Bad' with MJ ads

Michael Jackson may be gone in life but the music hasn't gone anywhere, as Pepsi shows with its latest campaign.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of MJ's "Bad" album and tour, the company plans to produce one billion Pepsi cans bearing the silhouette of the late King of Pop, in addition to new mixes of MJ's music from the multi-platinum album, which was released in 1987.

Called "Live for Now," the campaign will also hold worldwide contents for fans to win jackets designed with the original "Bad" tour staff jackets in mind, as well as tickets to the Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson: The IMMORTAL World Tour."

Pepsi created the campaign in partnership with the Estate of Michael Jackson, the co-executors of which are "thrilled to bring Michael and Pepsi back together."

The late icon and the brand have a lengthy history, including his 1988 "Pepsi Generation" commercial.

The Estate of Michael Jackson tells fans in a statement that they're grateful "for all their positive feedback on this morning’s announcement about the Pepsi deal."

The global pop star "did three successive deals with Pepsi, on the Victory Tour, the Bad Tour and the Dangerous Tour, so this extends a long and very successful relationship with the brand," the statement continues. "Michael would have loved that we are making the record books with his image on a billion cans around the world. And the campaign will be a great kickoff to the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of 'Bad.'”


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  1. Pharmd484

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    August 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fabian

    As you can see by all of the comments above, A person's opinion of Michael Jackson tells you all you need to know about them. Are they a tabloid media controlled hate filled sheeple? Or are they an open minded intelligent and logical human being?

    June 1, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. pepsi jacket

    this pepsi campagain is really good

    May 23, 2012 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl

      Anyone know any Michael Jackson Collector's or any Pepsi Collector's that may be interested in a 1984 Jackson's Pepsi World Tour silk brown jacket? Shoot me an email if possible, thanks.

      May 29, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rocka Rolla

    Is Bubbles going to attend and flip the cap off an oversized Pepsi bottle with a novelty-sized bottleopener? Then throw his waste at the audience? And by "waste" I mean: Michael Jackson albums.

    May 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mirela Saban

      By waste you should mean Elvis Prelsey music, which is not even his music. He stole his music, and was never honoured by anybody like Michael Jackson is... ha, ha, ha jelous
      elvis the pelvis fan.
      Like we don't know what your agenda is, ha,ha, ha...

      May 27, 2012 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. ProperVillain

    Are they going to light someone's hair on fire in tribute?

    May 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mt.

    R.I.P,,MJ...Your'll alway be the KING OF POP!!!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pitt04

    I will forever love and miss this man; even if it means buying Pepsi;instead of Coke, this week!

    May 7, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • jb2817

      If they have a pic of him with his hair on fire on the can I am sooo buying a case of it

      May 8, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. Polar Bear

    Switching to Coke !!!!!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Mirela

      I'm switching to Pepsi IMIDIATELY!
      wHAT A FANTASTIC MOVE.
      Only the king Michael Jacskon can getthat kind of honour. What a king!WOWEWOW

      May 27, 2012 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. Michael

    People! Get your heads out of the sand Michael Jackson was a PEDOPHILE!!!! The truth is out there only God can for give him now,

    May 7, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      People! Get your heads out of the sand. God doesn't exist!!! The truth is out there that MJ was a heck of a musician that raised millions for charity while God is just a voice in some crazy people's heads.

      May 7, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Mirela

      Seems like you are the only one who still listens to media lies! ha, ha, ha.... the whole world knows by now Michael Jackson was innocent!
      Go Michael!

      May 27, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. Lynn Ann

    He was a fine Christian and family man.

    May 7, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. poetrynmylife

    There are so many misinformed people in the world. Michael never paid off anyone. His insurers paid the settlement to the families. It was their choice and Michael did not want to settle. He always wanted to go to court because he believed that it would damage his image. He could have paid off the families and none of this would have ever seen the light of day. He chose for it to go public because he didn't want anything to be seen as being improper. The MEDIA blew it out of proportion. The same media that after he died made it seem as if the "LOVED" him. So to all of you who want to believe he was anything but an honorable person, believe what you want, but try and get your facts straight first. You can find this information at the beginning of the trial in Santa Barbara in the court records. Try and educate yourself and STOP reading tabloid trash...

    May 7, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  12. Dahi

    MJ was a great humaitarian & entertainer wonderful for Pepsi to honor his memory.Has anyone researched Pepsi' humane testing on aborted fetus.check out what you are drinking my friends

    May 7, 2012 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  13. HollywoodMogul

    "Mr. Jackson donated hundreds of millions of dollars to aid ill and impoverished children the world over" – Nancy Jensen

    Hundreds of millions??? LOL. Jacko never had that kind of extra money. Most of the profits he made went to buy and build the Neverland Ranch so that he could lure – you guessed it – young boys for sleepovers.

    May 7, 2012 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
    • joanne

      Please do not show your ignorance and write what you do not know. I remember back in 1987 both Pepsi and Michael stated that 100% of the proceeds from his tour was donated to cancer research. Pepsi did not write the check to Michael!

      May 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • MIrela

      Yes, he did give all his money taht he earned from tours to charity. If you need a proof go check out Guiness Book of Records where Jackson is listed as the enertainer with most money given to charities.
      $300 000 000, to be exact.
      He had plenty of money to build his Neverland from deals like this, you idiot.
      MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE KING OF MUSIC.

      May 27, 2012 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  14. Nancy Jensen

    I see many ignorant comments from people who never met Michael Jackson but apparently read all of the tabloid trash medialoid false stories about him. How many of you realize that, throughout his lifetime, Mr. Jackson donated hundreds of millions of dollars to aid ill and impoverished children the world over, donated medical equipment to hospitals all over the world, provided money for scholarships for children to improve themselves, thereby contributing to making a better world for all of you, whether you recognize it or not. By coming on here and sounding off with rumors, gossip, and innuendo, you are only making yourselves appear ignorant, narrow and low-minded, and malicious. Please educate yourself about the fact about Michael Jackson before you comment on things you have no first-hand knowledge of.

    May 7, 2012 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
    • mema

      @Nancy...Please try not to take some of these post by mean spirited individuals personally. Some people just can not see the good in others or in the contributions and personal sacrafices they made to help so many in need. I can not nor will not judge someone on accusations. There were so many unaswered questions about those allegations that in no way am I in any position to draw a conclusion. For one I often wondered why any responsible and loving parent would allow a young child to stay over any grown mans home, performer or not. Also why would those same parents take a settlement rather than see the person who allegedly harmed your child be punished? In my opinion there were ill intended parents involed in this case. As far as the other allegation it was even worse in my opinion. Why after knowledge of previous allegation would those parents do same? For me as a parent of small children at the time, I could see no other motive than greed and black mail. But as a person having very limited if any real facts of the case I simply opted to not judge MJ on just hyped up media reporting. MJ was/is one of the most talented and greatest performers of all time! To this fact there is no disbuting. I am and forever will be a huge fan. I for one can and do see the good in a persons generosity and contributions to the underprivledged. There are so many things that MJ has been scurinized over in his personal life. What I see is a extemely talented man who experienced many troubling events in his youth. A man that grew up in the spot light with very little privacy other than the world he created perhaps to cope with the loss of his youth. We all have unique coping mechanisms and MJ is no different. Maybe many feel his choices were exteme or eccentric but they were his to make. I will always appreciate MJs artistic abilities and forever be a fan. One last thing..I would love to win one of the jacket...and be proud to wear it! Live on MJ.

      May 7, 2012 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. sweets

    We so quick to judge people but we always forget we not perfect too.I tend to wonder why his loyal fans are from different countries not the USA! This is about honoring the best entertainer in the music industry not dick measuring efforts. Too many negative people which is not healthy.

    May 6, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  16. jim

    Pepsi's pathetic – get rid of that POS dot head CEO – complete phony

    May 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mirela

      Funny how only Americans are sinsister about MJ. No wonder, it shows who is the most media affected nation in the world. Disgusting.

      May 27, 2012 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  17. Billy

    Don't forget to tell the Children "He was BAD!'.

    May 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • palesa

      you people are so insane and you never wish people any good..so damn pathetic tell your friends that think the same too

      May 15, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  18. Donna b

    Whats going on with his family to allow such disrespect to mj's memorie as putting his image on a can of pepsi. Rip michael.

    May 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • SixDegrees

      Are you kidding? They're making millions off the deal, and they'll keep milking his corpse as long as they possibly can.

      May 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • here in the middle

      Because they are doing the same thing!

      May 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • here in the middle

      Because they are doing the same thing! Milking his memory for every penny they can get.

      May 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  19. RecordProducer2

    Sean, I really doubt that you knew Michael. He WAS a pedophile, get over it. HOW many of his victims did he pay off? Didn't one of them get $20M???

    May 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jas

      All you know about celebrities is what the media feeds you, unless you know them personally. If you've made up your mind and want to find the bad in people rather than the good, then don't be surprised when the same thing happens to you. I don't know the details surrounding that supposed payoff (there were conflicting reports, but obviously you decided what you would rather believe), but if you have any business sense, you know that settling out of court does not admit or prove guilt. In many cases, it's simply a way to stop a snowball effect before it starts. Its often cheaper and less time consuming that spending a ton of money on lawyers and court costs and trying to avoid a media frenzy while you are trying to take care of your main obligations. It means nothing to settle out of court. You save X amount of dollars and then come forth to the media with your own side of the story (which there are 3 of: your side, their side and the actual truth). Many artists in the past have settled out of court on many things to prevent losing revenue by having to stop their current tour or recording schedule. It's not even their call half the time, it's their managers and attorney's call. Instead of just blatantly judging a situation that you had no personal part in, try and just make sure you handle your own affairs the best you can...

      May 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • MaySay500

      How are you 100% certain that your statement is true that he was a pedophile? Where you there? Are do you believe whatever you read? Or does it take one to know one?

      Is that what I am missing????

      May 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mirela

      You know what? Neither you knew Michael so what gives you the right to call him a pedophile. You don't even know how much money was paid, who paid it and why, so really you know even less, and what does that make you?
      HYPOCRITE

      May 27, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  20. Felix El Gato

    Who's that black guy?

    May 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • san cours

      why on earth would Pepsi honor a drug addict

      May 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shaquisha

      And pedophile. Money can buy lots of things, even acquittals. Liking music is one thing, but standing up and saying, wow, this pedophile is amazing!! is one hell of a twisted outlook.

      May 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • The real michael

      That is the real micheal Jackson until he got chewed up by the world and spat out...

      May 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Yea, I was wondering that too. Kind of looks like a black version of Michael Jackson.

      May 7, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  21. Missy M

    To all of you that still persist in parroting the tabloid media with the "P" word regarding MJ. Try and use your minds the way God wanted you to instead of being a drone. We are a sorry culture and have been since the advent of the internet and TV. You bring nothing to the table. I know MJ would tell you this and since he can't I have to.

    May 6, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  22. teri wadding

    I used to read comments because they were funny and clever. Now they seem to always be negative and off the story for personal gain. For the Pepsi timeline, Michael is it.

    May 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  23. eroteme

    Jackson was a pedophile but so what! Being eccentric, (and a 'celebrity' of course,) excused his pedophile conduct. Or rather, it was not exactly excused, it was/is simply ignored. Hurrah! for Jackson and his beloved fans!

    May 6, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Jas

      So I guess everyone that is in prison... every single one... is guilty as charged. No one in the history of the world was ever wrongfully accused or convicted. On the same note, every single person in history that was acquitted of all charges actually did do the crime... Were you in Michael's bedroom? Did he attack your children? Did you monitor his private life on closed circuit TV 24/7? Have you ever been accused of something even though you didn't do it and yet people still chose to believe you did? I Do not know personally if Michael actually was a pedophile or not. I honestly don't know, so I've decided not to form my own personal opinion on that one way or another.. It's too bad we still live in a society that for the most part holds people guilty until proven innocent, and even then holds them guilty still for some odd reason...

      May 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      He wasn't a pedophile you ignorant person! For those of us who knew him, you couldn't possibly understand what people do in order to gain a financial edge!!! You must be one of those people who are never satisfied with his job and demand more from the same person who feeds you. Remember this is your opinion and not 95% of the people out there so my guess is you are always wrong or last in how you are;)

      May 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Victim of MJ

      No, he was definitely a pedophile.

      May 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • MIrela

      And you know that for sure? How smart!
      IDIOTOOO!

      May 27, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  24. M. King

    As always it's about the money! Michael was criticized for his deals with Pepsi way back then, him being Mormon and promoting a beverage he couldn't drink.

    May 6, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Veeee

      Michael was not a Mormon – he was a Jehovah's Witness.

      May 6, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Little boy

      Actually, he was neither. He was a member, albeit secret member, of the church of pedophilia. Also known in many parts of the world as the Super Adventure Club.

      May 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  25. olmick

    FOREVER LIVE, FOREVER GREAT, FOREVER KING, FOREVER MICHAEL!!!!!!
    VIVA JACKSON!!!!!
    THE BEST FOR ALL OF TIME!!!!

    May 6, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  26. nwg6011

    An unrelated fact about Michael Jackson: He was also an inventor.
    Remember the video "Smooth Criminal"? Remember the scene where he and his dancers lean forward without falling over?
    Michael Jackson owns the patent for a specially designed shoe that allows that to happen.

    http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/06/25/michael-jacksons-pat.html

    May 6, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  27. AGuest9

    Dead, and it still refuses to go away.

    May 6, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Mirela

      A little news for ya! The King NEVER goes away. You have to admit he is too big in the world.
      It hurts the haters, doesn't it.
      Oh, I feel soo sorry for you.

      May 27, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jas

    I was not there with michael 24/7. Heck, I never even saw him in person, so I have no right one way or another to decide what he did or didn't do and shout it from the rooftops. All I know is what the "ever faithful" media told me. We believe what we want to believe, which I suppose is a 50/50 shot in most cases that it's really the truth. Whatever your opinions are... whatever you've decided to believe in your own mind.... well.. there's still absolute truth somewhere. I for one can admit I've been wrong about things that I thought were true. There are some folks out there who've made up their minds and that is that, but it's just not too dignified to push those ideas onto others... so it starts arguments or you just get ignored... Anyway, in my heart I believe Michael was misunderstood and most media tells me he was found innocent of all charges. Only he and God knows for sure. I believe he was forced to grow up too soon and then got a ton of money and fame, and I can only imagine what that can do to someone. I believe he did support very good causes and worked very hard for them, and you can't say that about a ton of people. Bottom line for me, is that his music was part of a soundtrack for my growing up and I have special memories tied to some of his work. That's enough for me to keep him in my record collection. I suppose you wouldn't have too many artists left in your collection if you started deleting them based on what you believe their personal lives to be... Everyone has issues and has done things that they regret, but again, I wasn't with them 24/7 and I can humbly say I don't know everything... Is the Pepsi thing mostly about making some money, or is it truly about honoring Michael? I'm not gonna lose any sleep over that. I drink diet Pepsi and I probably won't stop and occasionally I'll listen to Michael's Off the Wall album and that probably won't stop either...

    May 6, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  29. social network

    Doing something to commemorate Thriller I could understand...but this smells like an opportunistic money grab...

    May 6, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Mirela

      5 yearas ago they did the same thing for Thriller. Don't you remember that? Your name should be
      anti-social network, since you know nothing. And those kind of people come to these discussions.
      Ridiculous!

      May 27, 2012 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  30. here in the middle

    Funny that the same product that was the start of his drug use due to the fire that burned him so badly during filming would now capitalize, along with his money grubbing family, now that he is gone – dying from some of the same drugs he used after that accident.

    May 6, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  31. labandme

    I guess the "P" in Pesi can stand for pedophile as well. Why would a company honor a drug addict who likes little boys? It's the Pedophile generation!

    May 6, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Jose

      Was he found guilty? I still wouldn't have left my kids with him. But he was innocent. That kid got stronger lol

      May 6, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Little boy

      pfffftttt hahahaha, way to exude confidence from others and qualify your own statement. 'I would NEVER leave my kids with him...... But he's innocent.' your convictions do not mirror your actions, you're in denial. MJ was a pedophile. It even rhymes.

      May 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mirela

      You are an idiot. Do you really think Pepsi would renew their contract with Jackson if they believed it would not eb profitable. Of course it will be, and all because people really DON'T believe he is a pedophile, Pepsi doesn't believe it and the law as it stands doesn't believe it.
      So you are either the odd one or the sick one.

      May 27, 2012 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  32. goke

    MJ was the best of the best entertainers his memory will always be with us!!!

    May 6, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  33. pj77

    Sales will tell the tale. Should be interesting.

    May 6, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  34. rika33

    another reason to drink coke

    May 6, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Mirela

      rika 33
      You think Pepsi didnt' look up the evidence and decided there was nothing there, MJ was innocent, and set up by Tom Sneddon? You think people ignore the fact he was aquited of all wrong doing? No, darling, it's just you who has to have something perosonal against Mr. Jackson otherwise you wouldn't be so damn stupid.

      May 27, 2012 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  35. Didi

    @Flatsguide et al
    It's incredible that after such a HUGE exposé of disgusting tabloid misdemeanors lately, proving how low they will sink to sell papers, that there are STILL idiots out there that believe all the crap about Michael Jackson. For God's sake GO EDUCATE YOURSELF – and THINK FOR YOURSELF!!! STOP BEING A SHEEP!!!
    We are in the technological age – the truth is out there at the touch of a button, but as we all know, you are too lazy to go there (or not bright enough) Showing you read tabloids is proof of that, as we all know they cater for the lowest common denominator.
    You ask 'Who cares about him?' The fact you have to ask that question..........
    If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make that change. At least then your children won't have to brought up by a bigot.

    May 6, 2012 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  36. John

    Wrong again. That commercial was released in 1984. All this lazy writer had to do was a thirty-second bit of research.

    May 6, 2012 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
    • nwg6011

      There were two sets of commercials: The ones in 1984 were with his brothers, when his hair caught fire.
      He also did some on his own in 1988. Those were the ones based on "Bad".

      May 6, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  37. Donna b

    Another example of greedy companies using a dead celebrity to sell their product. It was during a pepsi commercial that his hair caught on fire. This is disrespectful of the dead.

    May 6, 2012 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  38. ArlingtonJeff

    Pepsi is indeed cashing in. Michael won several awards at the national Pedophile conventions (Pedo-Con) over the years but his personal life should not matter to Pepsi drinkers nor to anyone else.

    May 6, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  39. CharlotteR

    Flatsguide, I care about him–admire and respect him too, as do many I know. We are educated, productive professionals who do not follow tabloid media like sheep but have taken the time to educate ourselves about Michael Jackson, and have concluded that he was not only innocent of the pedophilia charges but was a victim of persecution by dishonorable media types like Maureen Orth and Diane Dimond, who never met Michael Jackson but were "experts" about how he lived his life. And, of course, they were well-compensated for reporting what would sell rather than what was true. Ever wonder why it is that the people who actually knew Michael and worked with him have nothing but good things t say? What concerns me is that YOU have children to negatively influence. Michael Jackson's children have proven to be intelligent , charming, and thoughtful. How will yours turn out? Perhaps someone should report you to CPS.

    May 6, 2012 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  40. Nina Hamilton

    Michael Jackson was a phenomena we may never see again. Multi-corporations feared his fame, global power and influence over people's hearts and mind in the social fabric consciousness with his music – even politics, which may have been behind the media's and a certain corrupt law official's attempts to try to bring him down – but failed – with the lies and false allegations of which he was totally innocent. A 300-page FBI report and a Los Angeles Children and Families Dept. report after ten years of investigation, confirms that. It's on-line. I can hardly believe I am having to say all this yet again, and read more of the dreadul rubbish here, all totally unfounded and untrue. So sad he had to die for us to realise his worth, but that is Human Nature! The world cannot live without this much loved, caring, loving man; historic figure, musical genius, entertainer, dancer, choreographer, singer, artist, poet, songwriter, and world-changing humanitarian with the magic smile, beautiful soulful eyes and incredible voice. One billion Pepsi cans showing his iconic image speaks for itself and reminds us of that irrefutable fact. Three years, three hundred years; I don't think that anything will ever change, to erase his forty-five years as entertainer-extraordinaire. You should read 'Defending a King; His Life and Legacy' by Karen Moriarty. It will change you and your life. However, something is bothering me. I want to add that it has occurred to me that the Jacksons might have tried to use MJ as a sort of performing seal or money-making meal ticket, but he distanced himself from them and went it alone to achieve his llife's purpose and huge success. I hope the Pepsi accident was an accident, and that Conrad Murray acted alone with no-one else involved.

    May 6, 2012 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  41. The way it really is

    Honor Jackson? Baloney! Pepsi is just shamefully trying to cash in on his image.

    May 6, 2012 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  42. gricha

    PutabiglongsHortselLonpepsi

    May 6, 2012 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  43. sawolf

    The child molesting junkie drank Jesus juice not soda.

    May 6, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • nwg6011

      Evidently you only choose to remember bad things. I choose to remember both the good and the bad.
      I remember his performances before Jesus Juice.
      I suppose you feel the same way about Elvis? He was also a junkie.

      May 6, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  44. Steve

    Tribute. Honor. BS. Has there every been a tribute to anyone or anything that didn't involve making money for the
    "Tributor?" The only way Michael would have "loved that we are making the record books with his image on a billion cans" would be if he was cashing in, himself. Since he's dead, he's probably POed that everyone else is cashing in on his death.

    May 5, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      The "tributor"? Trying to join the Pepsi Generation in creating another lazy non-word?

      May 6, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  45. Dave

    I have always been a MJ fan, and I don't think he would want this to be done. Pepsi adbandoned Michael in his time of need, back when the charges were made about him. They are just looking to profit off of his name, they could care less about his memory. As to all the cowards out there who need to hide behind names, ficticious or not, no matter what you think, or say, Micheal was aquitted of any wrong doing. Be very very careful with your words because slander can be a costly thing.....you may call it 1st Admendment rights.....one day you might find yourself with charges against you !!!!! May you rest in Peace Michael, we miss you and love you !!!

    May 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • rob

      Just to let you know pepsi didn't abandon him...there deal was until the end of the dangerous concerts and as the tour finished early thats when it ended....the media put there usual biased spin on it to make things look bad for him.

      and flatsguide...should'nt you be in the deep south wishing you could hang people from trees and wear your white hoods?????? which is ironic given your mums your sister, or aunt or gran!!!

      May 6, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  46. ladylike56

    Right on........I support anything for MJ. He deserves only the best. After all, he gave his ALL to the world through his concerts. RIP Michael.

    May 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  47. cpc65

    What's funny is that MJ never drank a drop of Pepsi. He did not drink soft drinks of any kind. You might as well have Clint Eastwood do commercials for feminine hygiene products.

    May 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  48. SWB

    There are many people of good character, upstanding reputation, and great accomplishment who knew Michael Jackson and speak well of him. There are a few others who falsely accused of him of acts he never committed and for which two grand juries refused to indict and one jury refused to convict. There are many others who know nothing about him but have believed contrived reports they've seen on trash TV and read in tabloid trash. You know, the ones that talk about conjoined twins as two-headed babies from Mars, that kind of thing. I don't know the character of those people or their accomplishments, but I do know Michael Jackson, though dead now, remains innocent. And, as Armond White wrote, what was done to Michael Jackson was "beyond vicious" and everyone knows it (to paraphrase a bit).

    May 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Little boy

      'beyond vicious'? Let's not get too carried away here with dramatics. Before you start pouting about a multimillionaire who was acquitted of some accusations, let's look around the world at the millions of stricken people so we can scale the phrase, 'beyond vicious.' I'm writing a book, and you know what I said? 'You're an fool, and everyone knows it.'

      May 6, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  49. SWB

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    May 5, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  50. 19esmiopa50

    No matter what the miniority of haters of MJ think or say on any posts in all forms of media about the King of Pop, the majority (and there are BILLIONS of them) will always love, respect, and admire this ONCE IN A GENERATION artist and world-wide humanitarian and music genius. He donated his own money and time to the plights of sick and disadvantaged children all over this globe throughout his entire life which continues thru his charities listed in his will. He donated, without regard for his celebrity from an early age, hundreds of millions - more than any other living or dead artist EVER. FACT ... go look it up people.

    May 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Spartacus

    I;'d like to see Pepsi step up for once and do something honest, like say, oh I don't know, telling the truth about Michael Jackson who for 15 years at least cheated in each of his live shows and lip synched almost all of them, was a severe drug addicted and sick human being with depraved values who commanded his assistants to commit drug trade crime jobs for him such as what he did the day before he died, asking three of them to use fake Id's to obtain drugs, one of which went straight to the police... and simulating female masturbation live on stage continuously during his last 20 years of touring. And lastly a man child who let his Kids speak to and interact with him while he was Blasted on sever narcotics...Put that on one of your cans! With regard to this man and the last 20 years at least of his career, black America continues to live in complete and utter denial...oh and by the way...O.J. Simpson...news flash Black America, he is guilty as sin, always was and you always knew it. You just can't bear to tell the truth about anyone...including Treyvon Martin.

    May 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Nancy Jensen

    It is wonderful to see Pepsi honoring the memory of the multi- talented and philanthropic Michael Jackson! Pepsi has realized that( despite some comments from ill-informed people on this site) millions of people the world over recognize Mr. Jackson as an innovative and talented musical legend who changed the fields of music, dance, and music video/short films for the better. They also recognize him as an inspirational leader, a man who traveled the world over visiting and bringing comfort to ill and impoverished children and donating hundreds of millons of dollars to help his fellow human beings throughout his lifetime. It is a shame that a man who was acquitted on all charges is still being
    treated by some like a criminal. This is the United States of America, where we are innocent until proven guilty. Mr.
    Jackson was found innocent, and was the victim of extortion and an overzealous prosecutor. He was also the victim
    of the unethical media in their attempts to sell as many papers & obtain as many viewers as possible with no regards whatsoever for the truth.

    For the people who come on this site simply to post negative comments, I would respectfully ask you to: 1. Educate
    yourself on the true facts of about Mr. Jackson's trial and acquittal, and watch Mr. Jackson's rebuttal video to Martin Bashir's hit job piece on him (Living at Neverland Take Two-the Footage You Were Never To See). 2. Before you come on here thinking it is cool to mock and insult a man who gave millions of dollars throughout his life to help
    his fellow man, perhaps you should think about the fact that he has young children and a mother and father, sisters
    and brothers who are grieving and may come across your hateful and ignorant comments. Thank you, and remember to always think twice!

    May 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  53. jason83

    I thought the Pepsi commercial was from 1984, not 1988. Was this commercial that caused Jackson's hair to ignite? I have to say, that the 1984 commercial he did for Pepsi was a great marketing technique for the company. MTV at the time was all pumped up for that commercial to debut.

    May 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • nwg6011

      There were two: 1984 was with his brothers. 1988 was based on the song "Bad".
      "You know I'm bad, I'm bad, come on. And Pepsi's cool, it's cool..." etc.

      May 6, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  54. martha

    YOU SHULD PUNISH YOUR MOTHER

    May 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Breezy

    Are you really sad or are you jealous? Sad, it must hurts to be sad all the time.

    May 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Fed Up

    What a ridiculous public relations effort from Pepsi.

    May 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  57. youngfella

    Are you still alive, its been 100 years and you still can't talk. Go Michael Jackson.

    May 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sad

      Michael Jackson was not famous at all. why? Jajaja think if u can how hudge is the Universe and how small this earth is!!!!!!! He was famous??? Where?? In a speck in the universe??? His name was not known in heaven. MJ. Will be forgotten forever in eternity.

      May 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  58. 100 year old colored fella

    i calls on all da respectable peoples to not buy pepsi products because day honor a nasty child/man lover. loid hav mercy!! what next? huh? coke honoring roman polanskis?? huh? or wendys honoring tupac?? wha bout' focus on da family honoring john edwards?? huh? tell me peoples, when will this greed end? dis can't keep going on and on. I know americans love dare money and many americans are greedy but dis here is ridiculos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  59. humannature7

    I will always love you Michael Jackson!

    May 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Maggie McDuh

    My sympathies to Flatsguide's children. I'm glad Michael Jackson is finally getting some positive publicity for his talent again instead of just coverage of his personal controversies. Innocent until proven guilty is still one of the great points of our nation. Let's remember that.

    May 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Josh

    I am surprised that Pepsi would want to honor pedophilia, and one of the most famous pedophiles.

    Way to go, Pepsi ! !

    May 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • kimba

      Josh, youre probably a kid who doesnt even know his ass from his elbow yet...did you know kids like you are the reason lions eat their young.....

      May 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  62. abbydelabbey

    Utterly disgusted that Pepsi would "honor" a pedophile. Really? Thank goodness I drink Coke!

    May 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Henry Vaughn

      Flatsguide – why are you even on this section of the internet? Were YOU or ARE you being molested or what? Don’t blame The King of Pop – seek help for cryin’ out loud! Something compelled you to click on a story about “Michael Jackson” you can’t hate him that much…see, your cover is blown little missy – you like him and you know it. My suggestion to you is why don't you and the rest of the mis-informed-tabloid-I-can't –think- on- my- own- I- need- the- inquire- lazy- ass- illiterate- fools- boycott Pepsi? Huh, go ahead, let's see how far ya get !! Pepsi, Sony, Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour show – to name only 3 off the top of my head, DO NOT SUPPORT, ENDORSE OR DEAL WITH PEDOPHILES ALIVE OR DEAD! Got the picture?

      May 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Henry Vaughn

      Dear Abby, if you drink Coke then why pray tell are you clicking on a Pepsi ad? I said this to ol Flats, I'll say it to you too: why don't you and the rest of the mis-informed-tabloid-I-can't –think- on- my- own- I- need- the- inquire- lazy- ass- illiterate- fools- boycott Pepsi? Huh, go ahead, let's see how far ya get !! Pepsi, Sony, Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour show – to name only 3 off the top of my head, DO NOT SUPPORT, ENDORSE OR DEAL WITH PEDOPHILES ALIVE OR DEAD! You really shouldn't comment on anything unless you know the facts about it first. Go educate yourself, you'll feel better.

      May 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • rob

      im suprised you drink coke...you sound like the sort of moron that snorts it up your nose!!!!!

      May 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Patricia Young

    Using Michael Jackson's iconic pose for the Pepsi campaign "Live for Now" is a great idea. This is a tribute to a musical genius and a true philanthropist who is gone too soon. Just as the "Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour" show by Cirque du Soleil, the brand "Michael Jackson" continues to sell and solidifies him as the respected genius that he was.

    It's shameful that a kind hearted man like Jackson was desecrated by the "anything for ratings" media for only wanting to help those in need. Jackson was the victim of not only the extortionists, Chandler and Arvizo, but also of the DA, Tom Sneddon, who had a vendetta against Jackson because of his failure to convict him in 1993. As the FBI reports (see link below) concluded, there was no evidence of wrong doing in the Michael Jackson case.

    So, even after all the attempts to ruin a man's reputation, we continue to see that the reverse is happening right before our eyes, as anything connected to the name "Michael Jackson" continues to sell and bring much happiness to millions of people worldwide.

    http://tinyurl.com/7cg5shh

    May 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  64. rickp530

    I praise Pepsi for keeping Michael Jackson's name alive. Some commentors on this site need to crawl under a rock. Michael Jackson is dead. Respect the dead. Quit tarnishing his name. Remember him for all the people he helped and all the love that this guy had in his heart for the world and his great talent.

    May 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Suzan

    Well...I guess no more Pepsi products in my household. In Michael Jackson's death, he stood for nothing good. Pedophilia, drug addict, etc...why would anyone, let alone a huge company – endorse his behavior? Disturbing!

    May 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • BrigitC

      There is a tremendous amount of evidence that points to Jackson being the victim and not the abuser in these cases. Read the record. I had my doubts about Jackson in 1993, but took the time to educate myself after he was acquitted of all charges in 2005.

      May 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisB

      Are you as ignorant as you sound? Do some research on Jackson's life before you go spouting off. You are a tabloid worshiping "no mind."

      May 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • teddy

      Go MJ go u r really musical genius no matter what the hates say .WWW.shoppingonlineisfun.com

      May 6, 2012 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  66. eroteme

    Let's hear it for Jackson the pedophile!

    May 5, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • juney07

      Research the events of 1993 and 2005, including the trial and both extortion attempts, that is IF you CAN read.

      May 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Daniel J

    In other words, Pepsi exploits a dead celebrity's work in order to sell more soda. It's an ad campaign, and it's designed to sell. I don't have a problem with that, but stop pretending like they're "honoring" him when all they are doing is "capitalizing." As is the Michael Jackson Estate.

    May 5, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • juney07

      Daniel, Pepsi is honoring Michael in view of their many years of sponsorship and affiliation with Michael Jackson, one item of whcih is the BAD tour in 1987; that's really what this is all about; it's not about trying to ride his coattails. Michael and Pepsi had their problems but as recently as 2008 Pepsi was one of the partners in Thriller 25, while MJ was still with us. Sure there are many cretins still capitalizing on his name and fame, including some "close" family members, sad to say, but Pepsi cans will fly off the shelves in the US at the end of May! RIP Michael Jackson, your fans will never let you down.

      May 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  68. truelegend

    Flagsguide is jealous, Michael Jackson music legacy lives on and there is nothing you and haters like you can do about that.

    May 5, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  69. Scott

    This is a terrible marketing plan. When people see a kid with a Pepsi can in his/her hand with the image of Jackson on it, it's really going to hit home just how wrong this is. The garbage on the outside of the can will now match the garbage insidfe the can.

    May 5, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  70. kevin

    next Pepsi will revive John Wayne Gacy, too

    May 5, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  71. PenDragon

    Jackson and Pepsi have a long, if checkered, association. When Pepsi was promoting itself as the new generation's answer to Coca-Cola, Jackson was similarly promoting a new wave of appreciation and awareness of black musicians and artistry. Jackson may be gone, but his impact on popular culture endures and is still influencing the young generation of today – something Pepsi have recognized.

    Whilst some of his fans have misgivings about his image being used for financial gain, his humanity lives on in their support of humanitarian and charitable endeavours in his name – something which goes pretty much unrecognized. Branca and Co are in the business of not only restoring the finances of Jackson’s Estate, but promoting his musical legacy – a re-kindling of the association with Pepsi is just one way of nurturing and promoting this long into the future.
    The slogan may be “live for now”, but the legend of Michael Jackson will live forever.

    May 5, 2012 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  72. Michael Jackson International Legion

    To those who insist on throwing stones: Michael absorbed your hits his entire life because the pain he went through was but a fraction of the pain the children he visited in hospitals, the environment, the poor, and the downtrodden experienced. Michael was investigated for 17 long years by the FBI. They released their case files on him a few years ago. It was an international investigation; the files contained absolutely NO evidence he had every abused a child anywhere in the world. Both families involved in the accusations had histories of fraud and/or dishonesty. Michael did nothing wrong except trust in the wrong people.

    This partnership with Pepsi is exciting. The Estate executors continue to make wise decisions to preserve and advance the legacy of the King of Pop, Rock, & Soul, Michael Jackson.

    ~~I'm a Legionnaire with the Michael Jackson International Legion MJIL {dot} net~~

    May 5, 2012 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  73. Argle Bargle

    Michael Jackson was just a man. He lived and he died and he will be judged, just like everyone else.

    May 5, 2012 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  74. J.R. Holbrook/ Sundance After Dark Host

    This is an awesome idea because **Michael Jackson** is our favorite!

    May 5, 2012 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  75. Tim Rust

    Yeah, he was a perfectly normal man. That liked to share his bed with children.

    May 5, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
    • moiraesfate

      @Tim Rust, always good to see a child like you completely ignore what the article was about in favor of spreading your message of hate.

      May 5, 2012 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
    • juney07

      @Timrust, I would suggest you read and research these issues about which you seem to be an expert, but, then, you probably don't know how to read.

      May 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  76. cindyp

    A true humanitarian, a wonderful human being, absolute musical genius, words can't do him justice. I miss you, Michael. The world will never see another legend like him.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  77. juneyny

    To all the naysayers posting here, obviously you obtain your information from the trash media who made a nice living on the back of Michael Jackson for 20 years. He was a genius entertainer, humanitarian and charitable soul who only wanted to bring peace to the world and harmony to this planet in which we are entrapped. If you prefer the writings of Dimond, Orth, Tarraborelli and others who did not know the man at all, to the words of his friends and family who knew him well, then you will live your lives obscured by the lies, and unfulfilled by the wonder and joy that was Michael Jackson. Take your choice, and in the meantime have a Dr. Pepper on me!

    May 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  78. juney07

    Some of these comments just show plain ignorance of the facts concerning Michael. He was an innocent man vilified by a filthy negative press the last 20 years of his life while still attempting to do all he could to better mankind through his music and charitable contributions. The charges in 1993 and 2005 were bogus, as has been proven over and over by thorough researchers and bloggers. Too bad mainstream media chooses to only publicize the untrue negatives concerning just about every aspects of Michael's life. Pepsi is partnering with the estate in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Michael's Bad album and tour, one of the best selling albums in history. Michael's worldwide fanbase supports this endeavor. Just watch these commemorative cans fly off the shelves!

    May 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Everett Wallace

    Hey Pepsi I am sure MJ is in Heaven justa smiling he thanks you. It is ashame the illumanati did that to him though. I am the Only one that can say that.

    May 4, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Malavaina

    Regardless of the negative thoughts of many of you, some with jealousy, MJ was a genious, the best ever. The fact that a company like Pepsy is honoring him this way shows that the value this man had, and has after dead can not be matched by any entertainer alive. And about the child mlestation, it was never proved and probably many of you go to church and confess to a priest that most likely could be a child molester.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  81. DFfrench

    One could forgive much of the ignorance posted here, if it were not for this simple fact:

    The demonstrable fact of Jackson's innocence is not only evident – it's self-evident. The man loved children, was concerned about their welfare to the degree that he spent a lifetime, years of time and personal effort, and millions of his own hard-earned dollars to champion the rights and welfare of children to have what he was denied - a childhood.

    His posthumous will allocates 20% of his income to children's charities and, as we all heard in the courtroom earlier this year, even when he was at his lowest ebb, Michael Jackson's thoughts were always " what can be done for the children?"

    If people still insist on throwing stones at the memory of this exceptional man, I suggest either one of two things:

    1:

    Read about what happened in '93 and '04-'05. Not from tabloid sources or those who stood to gain from nailing Jackson to the wall. And then, re-evaluate any pre-existing beliefs you may have.

    2:

    If you cannot, or will not, take the time to do the above, at least think on this: If not for Jackson's sake, then for the sake of his three children, stop and think before you perpetuate more needless falsehood onto the memory and reputation of an exceptional man.

    Thanks.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Lady Judy

    Some of the comments truly show the pure ignorance of the masses when it comes to Michael Jackson. It has been proven time and again that he was totally innocent of those bogus charges. Even his FBI files were clean. I wish folks would do some decent research and finally let this ugliness go down the drain once and for all. We have mainly Diane Dimond to thank for this garbage – and she recently lamented on the unfactual media. What a hoot. People stay away from tabloid media and read what Michael's friends have to say – he was a kind and generous human being and is missed.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Mary Ann L

    To those who are bashing Michael Jackson yet again, your racism is showing. Knock it off! Michael was a good, kind, gentle soul who loved animals, people and the planet. Does this sound like a pedophile to you? The biggest character trait of pedophiles is selfishness. They use and abuse children to get their rocks off, totally disregarding the fact they are hurting the child who will grow up broken for the rest of his life. Enough with the pedophile crap... we're not going to take it anymore!

    May 4, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Not Like You

    You people are disgusting examples of human beings. Losers with no life commenting on people who have one.

    May 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Bob

    Honoring a pedophile!? – Pepsi's marketing department may want to lay off the crack for a while!!

    May 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • bentleymark

      Bob, you must have missed it. The actual facts do not support the (entirely media-driven) Jackson-as-pedo storyline and here's why:

      A thorough clandestine FBI investigation yielded nothing; a decade long witch hunt on the part of an ambitious, unethical prosecutor that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars yielded nothing; that same prosecutor's use, over many years, of toll-free international hotlines dedicated to trolling for "victims" yielded nothing; all the money-for-­stories offered by the media–nothing, nothing, nothing. Even neverminding the characters of the two families who tried so dang hard to extort money (the first succeeded thanks to Jackson's insurance company, thereby encouraging the second)- there is not a single shred of evidence that Jackson seduced any child at any time. Not one of the thousands whose lives intersected with his has come forward, either.

      Continuing to slander an innocent person with the particularly virulent taint of child molestation is a horrid crime in itself and you are wrong to engage in it. A steady diet of tabloid fare may have well atrophied it beyond all help, but nosing out real facts requires you to engage your brain.

      May 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeremywhooten

      It's unfortunate that ignorant and hateful malcontents like Bob seem to come out of the woodwork (like the brainwashed couch roaches they are) whenever Michael Jackson is honored. Obviously, Bob wouldn't lift a finger to determine for himself that the jury was correct in returning a not guilty verdict. Not content to accept the malicious media's version of the proceedings, I conducted extensive research. I read the trial transcripts and other evidence–all available online–that a circus atmosphere media (inspired by tabloid jeernalism) refused to report during the trial. I learned for myself that Michael Jackson was in fact an innocent man. That's OK, Bob. Michael Jackson accomplished more in one day of his spectacularly accomplished life than you will in all the days of your miserable un-self-actualized existence. Live with it.

      May 4, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Potrzebie

    Wasn't Pepsi responsible for lighting his head on fire, which led to his addiction to painkillers, which ultimately led to his untimely demise? Pepsi has some major chutzpah doing this.

    May 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      LOL Yes, you are entirely correct.

      May 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeremywhooten

      Pepsi and Mr. Jackson settled out of court and, true to Jackson's forgiving nature, Pepsi and Jackson continued to have friendly relations. I'm thrilled that Pepsi has created his tribute to Michael Jackson's eternal power to delight and thrill and I intend to purchase cases of Pepsi as a way of saying thank you to Pepsi for their sound business and humanistic decision.

      May 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Bill

    Perhaps they could erect a bronze statue depicting Michael chasing a bus full of school children.........

    May 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Margaret

    I still play most of Michael's cd's in the car to and from work! Man in the Mirror and the Earth song still send chills through my whole body.

    May 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Jomm

    GREAT. I loved this. Can not wait to see the ads. In 1984, these videos were HISTORY making and a big event for tv and music.

    May 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  90. jimsock

    Time to switch to Coke when Pepsi celebrates a child molester. That's it for me.

    May 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Yeah Im sure Pepsi is going to be crushed because YOU aren't buying their product anymore.

      May 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeremywhooten

      Coke just inherited another ignorant, judgmental, sanctimonious and nasty customer. More power to 'em.

      May 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • me too

      i dont drink the sh– anyway....but the bros will now be seen drinkiing nothing but pepsi...smart ad guys....even though he is a child molester...yes,i said it....

      May 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Skeptic

    3 words: Flaming Jerry Curl.

    May 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  92. ChrisB

    Pepsi should do well with this campaign. Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour is the #1 earning tour in the wirld right now and is set to travel the world for the next three year. Jackson has 250 million fans worldwide. And,better yet, most of those fans are more educated and discerning than some of the commenters on here. The Bad album has sold over 40 million copies and is the 10th best selling album worldwide in history. It had 5 #1 singles, first ever to do so. The Bad Tour was seen by 4.2 million people alone. Great music, great artist.

    May 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • DonnaG

      Thank you...finally someone who has something nice to say about Michael! One of the greatest talents this world will ever see.

      May 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Frannie

    "...will also hold worldwide contents for fans to win jackets..."

    Shouldn't that be 'contests' ?

    I want to apply for the editing job. Heh.

    May 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  94. John Hales

    Maybe they can get Jerry Sandusky to do some commercials as well!

    May 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisB

      Do you read anything but tabloids? Your comment betrays your ignorance. Use your keyboard to research before you open your mouth.

      May 4, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • layne4

      Brilliant move by the Jackson Estate. Mr. Jackson himself partnered with Pepsi in 2008 for Thriller25 and now again through the Estate for BAD25. Great opening salvo to celebrate his multiplatinum album. Mr. Jackson's international fanbase will help make this effort a great success, following in the steps of the Immortal World Tour. Regardless of a few pea brains exposing their ignorance here, Jackson's Legacy is thriving in the capable hands of John Branca.

      May 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Me

    Just don't show his face. Please, anything but that!

    May 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Anne Geraldine Urkowitz

    Norman and i love Pepsi.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  97. Michael Caliazzo

    Pepsi is my choice as the best brand of soda water.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  98. Zöidberg

    This commercial is bad, and you should feel bad. Next up: MJ hologram world tour

    May 4, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordana

      Oh don't you worry....Joe Jackson is calibrating the lasers as we speak......

      May 4, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • jeremywhooten

      Elisa Jordana, Joe Jackson has no say whatsoever about the activities of the Estate of Michael Jackson that are being so ably guided by Executors John Branca and John McClain. Michael was a fully emancipated adult and Joe Jackson was not named in Michael's Last Will and Testament; therefore, Joe has nothing to do with the decisions made by Executors Branca and McClain and will not benefit financially through any of Michael's posthumous success.

      May 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Flatsguide

      Who really cares about this Pedophile? I'd punish my children for listening to this freak of nature.

      May 5, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |

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