Michael Jackson’s Yahrzeit

It’s the one year anniversary of child predator King of Pop Michael Jackson’s death.

For uninitiated non-Jewish readers, a Yahrzeit is the annual commemoration of the death of a Jew by a mourner. Yes you’re right MJ wasn’t Jewish. But he did practice Kabbalah.

Anyway, in homage to his Yahrzeit, we bring you the best in MJ fashion and all that he’s inspired with his bipolar sartorial choices. Since we speculate MJ was asexual, this may not be suitable to file under Man Repeller or Woman Repeller, but we will guarantee that if need be, Human Repeller, Parent Repeller, Child Repeller and…Jungle Repeller will suit just fine. At the very least, you can blame him, men, for the wide array of dick deflecting fashion he has induced onto your lady friends.

We’ll start with Thriller.

…He inspired this guy.

And then there was his tendency to wear a mask. Generally speaking, he wore these because he was a germophobe (read: watched Bubble Boy one too many times.)

Since his nose and mouth are exposed to the wretched horror that is fresh air, we can only assume he was lending face gear inspiration that would inevitably become the solution to Zorro’s problems.

The white glove, oh the white glove.

Not only used as a tool to help Butlers worldwide channel their inner rock star, the glove combined with pale as powder white skin inspired many a mime. Should you often find yourself wondering why mimes are so quiet, it’s because in their efforts to emulate Michael Jackson, the voice just wasn’t there.

And then of course there was RiRi.


And again…


Rihanna hasn’t been seen holding babies off her balcony yet, but we’re waiting baited breath for that day to come.

Still after aforementioned icons, perhaps the most influential style inspiration MJ lent was to one of our very favorite movie directors, Wes Craven.

Without you, Michael, the mere prospect of novelty ghost masks, the 1996 hit comedy horror film, and Halloween would have ceased to exist.

Not really, but you know. 

We miss you crazy-culottes, tweet us from heaven @ManRepeller.

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  • Anonymous

    mike was a fashion icon don't make fun…
    *on my knees praying to the bikini-panties-on-top-of-pants*
    seriously though.. he totally was. i hope he faked his death to live happily ever after somewhere in fiji.

  • agreed with anonymous.

  • Anonymous

    when youre that great you can only expect to have haters. To pretend to celebrate a persons death by making fun of him no matter who he is if truly messed up. then the first thing you refer to him as a child molester when he was never convicted and the kid came out and said he lied only after mj died, come on now. Lets have some class and show how he really influenced fashion. everything we wear now comes from mj from the accentuated shoulders to studded jackets, even v neck t shirts. i never see anyone making fun of elvis or the beatles… i was all about this blg now ur personal haterism (lol) towards michael is of concern to me. i wont let your personal opinions get in the way of my love for repelling men. i still love u…just a little less now

  • MJ_is_the_best

    Ewww!!! What a terrible terrible load of crap it is! Leave MJ but tell me what do u have on ur credit 2 b so ignorantally judgemental on ppl? Give up this profession & start collecting trash bins. It suits more.

  • king of pop, will always be my inspiration