Finally, on April 3rd it was unveiled. The statue sits in front of the Craven Cottage Stadium. According to Mr Al-Fayed, he and the late "king of Pop" were good friends and he wanted to do this in honor of his friend.
He had originally planned to place the statue in a department store he owned, Harrods, but the store was sold before the statue was completed. Mr Al-Fayed stated that it was appropriate because MJ's music was a common sound in the locker rooms. Jackson also attended a game as Al Fayed's guest at Wigan in 1999.
A lot of people are criticizing the statue. I think it's fine. I do however, see where it would be more appropriate in a department store. Is it just me or does anyone else see it that way? I kinda think the creators wanted a certain feel for the original display location, a department store. It's more doll looking than life like.
Michael Jackson memorabilia is still very popular even after nearly 2 years of his death. Small collectible MJ statues and figurines are selling like crazy as new styles and designs are being manufactured.
News like this will surely increase sales and interest in Jackson collectibles. That statue is sure to draw a lot of visitors and curiosity seekers.
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