Michael Jackson to Be “Ressurected” on a Billion Pepsi Cans

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Some articles on this site discussed a rather disturbing trend: The “resurrection” of pop stars who died in mysterious circumstances (possibly sacrificed) to then have their image exploited by the very industry they spoke against. A recent example was the rapper 2Pac who was revived as a hologram (see the article entitled 2Pac Revived as a Hologram at Coachella: Why I Didn’t Like It).

Michael Jackson is probably the biggest (and saddest) example of a star who denounced industry manipulation to then die in very strange circumstances. In the mist of trials attempting to place the blame of MJ’s death on a single person (i.e. a patsy), Pepsi Co. announced that it would feature the King of Pop’s image on over a billion of its cans.

The announcement caused some controversy in mass media as people asked “Is it right to use the image of a dead person to sell products?”. Most people, including me, would instantly reply “Hell No”. Going beyond this ethical question, there is a deeper issue at stake here. Why is the very essence of artists who have been attacked, humiliated and almost destroyed by the industry so thoroughly exploited after their demise? Is it more than simply about money and publicity? Is it the elite’s way of saying “We used them, we sacrificed them and now we own them for eternity”?

Some might say that the controversy might help sell Pepsi cans. I for one won’t be buying Pepsi anytime soon. Here’s an article on MJ image being used by Pepsi.

Michael Jackson To Appear On Pepsi Cans

More than one billion cans will be imprinted with the late pop icon’s image.

PepsiCo Inc. is resurrecting Michael Jackson to try to pump life into its flagship cola, three years after the singer’s death and more than a quarter century after the pop icon’s landmark sponsorship deal to become the voice of the brand.

Following an agreement with Mr. Jackson’s estate, the beverage and snack giant said Thursday that it will roll out a billion Pepsi cans with a silhouette of Mr. Jackson—who died in 2009—as part of its newly launched “Live For Now” global marketing campaign.

PepsiCo and Mr. Jackson’s estate declined to disclose the financial terms of the latest deal. Mr. Jackson signed onto a Pepsi sponsorship deal in 1984 for a then-record $5 million.

The new campaign is part of PepsiCo’s pledge to ramp up spending on its flagship cola, which has been losing ground behind archrival Coca-Cola Co.

PepsiCo is boosting its overall marketing budget this year by as much as $600 million, or by about 20%. The extra money is going to a dozen large global brands, which also include Lay’s potato chips, Gatorade sports drinks and Quaker oatmeal. The company has been pouring more funds into Pepsi, its biggest brand by revenue, since last year.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Jackson’s estate said the PepsiCo campaign represents the first branding deal since Mr. Jackson passed away, but that more such marketing agreements are planned.

Mr. Jackson starred in several Pepsi advertising spots in the 1980s and 1990s, including an infamous commercial shoot in 1984 that inadvertently set the King of Pop’s hair on fire, burning his scalp. Pepsi’s new campaign around Mr. Jackson is timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of “Bad,” the multi-platinum album.

PepsiCo said it would begin distributing the special-edition cans in China this weekend. The cans will arrive on U.S. store shelves later this month, part of a broader rollout to about 20 other countries in Asia, South America and Europe.

Bringing a deceased celebrity back from the dead for marketing purposes is a risky business.

“It’s like the dead is dancing to sell your product,” said Scott Lerman, chief executive officer of Lucid Brands, a branding firm.

In 2007, ConAgra Foods Inc. reincarnated their company spokesman, Orville Redenbacher, who had died in 1995. It ran a commercial that featured a computer-generated version of Mr. Redenbacher who had gotten a modern makeover. Pundits dubbed the character “Orville Deadenbacher.” An ad critic for Adage, an industry trade magazines, called the posthumous pitchman: “Madison Avenue’s first pitchzombie.”

Following Tiger Wood’s infidelity scandal, Nike Inc. NKE -2.26% aired a black-and-white commercial showing Mr. Woods gazing into a camera as a voice-over of his late father, Earl Woods, spoke to the golfer about taking responsibility for his actions. The ad received mixed reaction, although many labeled the spot “creepy.”

Dead icons also can create enormous buzz. Earlier this year, a digital version of the late-musician Tupac Shakur appeared on stage during a music festival with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. An Internet video of the show became an instant phenomenon.

Frank Cooper, a senior PepsiCo marketing executive, said the Pepsi campaign is respectful toward Mr. Jackson and more “forward looking” than nostalgic by celebrating the pop legend’s continuing influence on music.

Mr. Jackson remains highly popular across the globe, spanning all age groups, Mr. Cooper added.

That appeal is especially important in China, where Coke’s namesake cola had a 26.9% share of the soda market last year, ahead of Pepsi’s 19.0% share, according to Euromonitor International.

In its efforts to narrow that gap, PepsiCo in March secured Chinese government approval for a joint venture with Tingyi Holding Corp., a leading beverage player in China.

Coke, which also enjoys a bigger share of China’s overall beverage market than PepsiCo, said last year it would invest $4 billion over the next three years in the country.

PepsiCo is launching a TV ad in China featuring music from Mr. Jackson’s “Bad” album later this month, but hasn’t decided yet if it will run similar ads in the U.S. It’s launching a TV commercial in the U.S. next week featuring singer Nicki Minaj.

By marrying its cola with famous musicians, Pepsi is returning to its marketing roots. Aside from Mr. Jackson, previous Pepsi pitchmen have included Ray Charles, Madonna and Britney Spears.

It recently invested an estimated $60 million to sponsor “The X Factor,” a TV music-talent show launched in the U.S. last autumn, to compete with “American Idol,” which Coke sponsors. A Pepsi TV ad that premiered last year on “The X Factor” featured a clip of Mr. Jackson after a long hiatus.

Coke also has tapped heavily into music in “Open Happiness,” the global campaign it launched in 2009 for its trademark cola. Coke recently recruited music producer Mark Ronson and singer Katy B to create a new song, “Anywhere in the World,” that it plans to market heavily as part of its Olympic Games sponsorship in London this summer.

This year Pepsi quietly pulled the plug on its “Refresh” campaign, an online social-media campaign, where consumers competed for money to fund favorite charities. Critics said it didn’t help sell more Pepsi.

In addition to the cans with Mr. Jackson’s silhouette, PepsiCo is teaming up with musicians and producers to reinterpret some of the singer’s songs, part of a broader digital campaign. It also promises “epic, live events” tied to Mr. Jackson in the coming months.

– Source: WallStreet Journal

 

 


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doubleth!nk
doubleth!nk

Wasn't one of the reasons MJ got on painkillers was due to the scalp burn from the Pepsi commercial?

Seems ironic.

It's almost like Pepsi had a hand in his demise years before lol

Also, don't hate me, but I think those child abuse cases were just to ruin MJ's rep.

They shut up after MJ paid them. If my kid was molested I wouldn't agree to "pay me and I'll shut up"….

Or am I missing vital details?

Wael
Wael

To be honest, at this point we should have seen the correlation between stuff that isn't good with you to begin with and the sinister motives of the companies who sell those things. I've made a change in my diet dramatically. Only non-flouridated water, only salt toothpaste (much more effective at whitening and cleaning the teeth- flourosis from flouride toothpaste can result in discolouration of teeth), most of my meals are from organic vegetables and meat. The ingredients are pretty much what they are. Even milk- unhomogenised. Whatever I buy usually has a handful of ingredients or less. I ensure I'm not buying from any Zionist companies as well for that matter. I try my best to find out about the companies themself. Some other pointers you should all consider- take cold showers if you can (better for hair, good for depression, good for fat loss and muscle gain), calcium/vitamin D3 is most effective when taken with vitamin K2, put your phone on flight mode unless you need to speak on it at the given time. Otherwise, put it on an arm strap. This last point is very important. Meh, I'm rambling, but I'll be happy if at least 1… Read more »

Bessie Totten
Bessie Totten

Michael has been used and abused all of his life. The Pepsi brand name alone is very sinister. The logo represents a New Generation, but if you reverse the word Pepsi you get 'is ded', which may be read as New generation is dead. Recently I have been researching Michael for a blog about a possible false flag attack at the London Olympics. I know it is long, but I could have put even more into it.
http://thewizardofozandtheolympics.blogspot.co.uk
Their latest logo 'Live for Now' might be altered to read 'Evil for NWO' It's all about hiding info in our faces with these sick minds.

bobby_socks
bobby_socks

this is degrading the king of pop by putting him on a cheap can…really if you think about it people will be throwing the cans in the trash and you'll even see the cans in the street squashed or something..with MJ on it. somewhat symbolic 😛

he's worth much more than that and deserves respect

John
John

I will never buy a pepsi again!

gnome
gnome

Steal our fresh water, poison it, bottle it, sell it to us at an inflated price and make us drink it in memory of the tragically sacrificed. Thanks Pepsi. nlm

louise79
louise79

dead men and dead babies in a can whoop – NO thank you. Will not EVER be buying pepsicrapola

shug
shug

i knew my husband and i weren't the only ones who thought that live for now thing was a lil strange

BlessedEyes
BlessedEyes

I suspect that the beast will resurrect ppl like mj, 2pac, princess di, etc… to get ppl to follow him. this probably what you refer to as preconditioning or whatever.

soylentgreenISpeople
soylentgreenISpeople

Hear voice mail left by MJ asking for help and stating he was scared for him and his family on 2009… http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&am

gwandarina nature
gwandarina nature

they manipulated him, humiliated him,eliminated him ,& nw they want 2 ressurect him in their own way,& 4 there selfish reasons.they should let d man soul rest in peace.as 4 me i wnt any of d pepsi product again.

Miss Kim
Miss Kim

The British newspapers say many North Korians don't know MJ is dead. Maybe Pepsi can use the ad there.

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

I'm not sure who to be more surprised or disappointed in, Pepsi or the Jackson family. Ever since MJ died all I've seen is his family milking it for all it's worth, whether it's some cheesy interview time for one of them to tearfully remind us how "close" they were to him or 'The Jackson Estate' approving yet another seemingly moronic marketing ploy to get every last penny out of his name. I can't help but feel very uncomfortable whenever I see one of the Jackson family shamelessly promoting either themselves or another MJ related product. I would be very interested to see the financial arrangements of this deal and also where this money would be going, are his kids getting the money or is it being split between the rest of these greedy vultures who seem to know no bounds when it comes to flogging Jackson's name to anything and anyone who is willing to pay for it. Disgusting.

May
May

This is especially funny when you consider MJ was actually allergic to Pepsi.

Harlequin Nameless
Harlequin Nameless

Oh, so **that's** why he wouldn't drink it! A little pitiful, but makes complete sense now…

Me from Colombia
Me from Colombia

I remember when MJ called Tommy Mottola the devil, people thought he was losing it.

Now look at Tommy's wife, Thalia. She looks mk'd. And barely human after so much plastic surgery.

Their daughter Sabrina also looks strange, kinda like Suri Cruise.

We forget to put this people in our prayes, bc they are rich and blah, but what they must gave gone through is horrifying, for God's sake.

Mottola is a very shady person. Scary.

I know you guys hate the "hey VC check this out" kind of comments, but my friend who studies Architecture mentioned something about the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow being full of masonic elements… it wasn't like that originally, only after the renovations… I was once there but I wasn't in the know back then so I didn't notice…

Karen
Karen

It's been proven…these Mega Celebrities are worth more dead than alive. I cannot understand why people CHOOSE to be so damn blind….breathin to death. Who is next, I wonder, to end up as another illuminati sacrifce??

Pavlov's Bitch
Pavlov's Bitch

This appears to be a cynical nod to the rumour that the 'real' MJ died after the fire on set filming the Pepsi promotion; who else would have the power to resurrect (at least that version) of MJ?

C.MM.I.
C.MM.I.

I have interesting symbolism pics to send to you…how can i?

TheMarybozobrain a.k
TheMarybozobrain a.k

You know,,,,,I wanted to dream about sailing in the ocean in nighttime, being in the antarctic, doing the cleveland shuffle, learning about Molotov cocktails and NOW (not NWO) I wanna fly up to the top of a tall and important building, then wave the flag of being against illuminati and peace for all of the city to see!

TheMarybozobrain a.k
TheMarybozobrain a.k

Oi…………You know, my goal this year is to stop idolizing anyone, stop listening to music, stop using technology (with exceptions), stop drinking/eating inorganic food etc. The two songs I can't stop listening is "They don't care about us" and Earth Song".

Freeyourmind
Freeyourmind

Why? Let MJ rest goodness. I hate they way he was treated. Miss you much Michael. @Sarah Connor you are so right about Pepsi. I read that article before and couldn't believe. that is so gross.

Harlequin Nameless
Harlequin Nameless

Warning! Warning! Queen has announced that a Freddie Mercury hologram will appear on their latest tour.

People are, in fact, rising from the dead!

nice guys
nice guys

how did MJ denounce the industry?

Jen
Jen

It's so ironic that Pepsi is doing this. When Jackson was still alive, I remember hearing him saying that he couldn't stand Pepsi on an old tape of his when he was talking to Rabbi Schmuley Boteach. It probably had something to do with his hair catching fire in 1982.

Harlequin Nameless
Harlequin Nameless

Really? Where do I find such good viewing?

rosario7
rosario7

what horror! what to read. People demonizes a sensitive person who sought the love since 1980, a person who risked his life to do what no one did, well yes, Bob Marley …

Those who do not know the story of Michael Jackson, or understand the songs of Michael, the least that such people should do is look for the very soul of them, instead of trying to light that, they do not know nor are they able to understand, because they have a big problem inside.

John
John

Exploitation!

gm2
gm2

rather than just pepsi, do not drink coke or any beverages with gas, guys! it's the worst thing for your blood sugar and ur stomach…..

Captain Awesome
Captain Awesome

I'm surprised they didn't use MJs remains in the formula!

rosario7
rosario7

The murderers could not do anything but detract from a work made for love. To those who killed Michael no suitable qualification in dictionaries. And organizers of the murder of Michael did not live to Murray let out of jail. Murray, who was executed Michael for the benefits of copyright Moonwalk, but Branca and Macclane, wants everything for them, and that Murray kept quiet.

I dedicate these videos to all who have souls of child and hope that the truth is revealed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN1qXaoj7P0 1 part

With love from Moonwalker. Crosses the line. Part 2 The present continuous.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikhkEGKn2VU

Chris
Chris

They already did it millions of time with dead stars as Marilyn or Elvis …..so why not with Michael?!…

Philippines
Philippines

money is more important to them than memory

LetsBeRealHere
LetsBeRealHere

I feel that it is to mock him and make people technically "drink of his blood" since he was sacrificed. This goes for whoever they place on the cans.

rosario7
rosario7

I wish there were more people seeking the truth, but sadly, people just say for free, to spend time or waste time doing other, like the Illuminati do for people to lose more than it already is. in some cases, people go their own way without looking at the sides or where they go in search of role, or to see if they take a profit. no matter the background, no matter the soul, like the Illuminati do not care about people. the end of the dig, has anyone met someone good around Micahel Jackson? The only good, famous, was Elizabelth Taylor, and she was only friends with Michael, the rest were all with him for fame and money. But in this world there are more people who know the truth about Michael's life, but are silent for money. And there's another woman still alive, he knows very well the last 30 years of Michael's life, she is throughout the play written by Michael Jackson, and "his face is not famous", so nobody cares about this woman who Michael saw thousands of times until the end of his days and can uncover the truth, the truth that many are not… Read more »

medel
medel

This is exactly what happened on an episode of "The Simpsons" where homer is hired by a very powerful corporation to kill "celebrities" so that way they can use their image (no longer living) in whatever advertisement.

alice
alice

they keep doing this! VC have you seen the new dior commercial with Grace kelly, marilyn monroe and marlene dietrich? and the technology they do this with is so amazing so incredible it seems like its out this world! what are they planning? what is the porpose of star ressurection?

Holly Lindin
Holly Lindin
maya
maya

They sacrificed him, cause he claim Islam religion, and he was going to publish his belief in God in a song u can find here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=War4G9nWGSs&fe
they speed up sacrificing him before he announces his new religion or his new song which declares the war on the industry roles that he must be an ambassador of blind obedience to their sick satanism..

hmm
hmm

uhhh, no seriously he's (Michael Jackson) not dead.

not even close

and as far as some of the comments made about tupac fans being 'twisted' for enjoying the hologram – I think some of you are just dimwitted and missed the point.

Sure, the Illuminati probably meant it as a 'diss'.

We (2Pac fans) don't give a s**t about that; we just loved it because we missed the GUY, period. Tell me that if you saw a hologram of one of your musical heroes, there wouldn't be a part of you that would be struck by it in a positive sense, and moved on an emotional level just because you're glad to see him/her again.

Just because someone was able to get joy out of it doesn't mean they're an imbecile who didn't get that the intention of the people behind it was negative. So what if it was, ultimately it backfired.

The problem isn't us, it's your malfunctioning, misfiring synapses.

They have meds for stuff like that y'know, like…Lithium…

Lilou
Lilou

If you miss the guy, listen to his music or watch one of his videos, something he's actually participated in and gave his heart and soul to. This hologram was NOT him. How in the world can a real fan enjoy this is beyond me.

hmm
hmm

michael jackson isn't even dead though, he faked it.

i don't like
i don't like

As if this is going to make me want to buy some little wack Pepsi bottle.

Who gives a shiot about carbonated drinks and fake fruit liquids? I don't.

Never in my life did I ever purchase such ret@rded juice.

reformed
reformed

In addition to PepsiCo exploiting his image to make money, shouldn't we be upset with, and questioning, his estate ( or who ever manages it) for selling the rights to utilize his image? Seems to me that they could have prevented this if they weren't thirsty for a big payoff, or am I missing something?

Raquel
Raquel

I didn't even read this whole thing…as a matter of fact I didn't even go past the first paragraph because I already knew what I wanted to say…Leave This Man Alone! They humilated him to the public with child cases, made him look insane by renaming him, "Wacko Jacko", put people in place around him that were most likely in on the destruction all along and then to top it all off we all know how people are with scandals. No matter how talented a person, no matter how intelligent, no matter how much good youv'e done, all it takes in many cases is for a stupid rumor to spread about you and then you will forever be labeled by those who choose to believe it from now on forgetting all about the greatest that you still possess. This doesn't just go for celebrities but I'm talking about us as well. Everyone has some form of greatness we're just not all famous for it but our greatest isn't any less worthy, especially if it's your purpose in life. I've been had enough of this but especially with Michael. Leave this man alone! Please!

One Eyed Jack
One Eyed Jack

Do Not buy any of these cans. Make their campaign fail. Make your position known loud and clear. Boycott them.

Raquel
Raquel

I won't.

redeemed
redeemed

If you've never heard of exministries, you should take the time and watch a snippet on youtube about MJ in their Truth behind HipHop series. .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1H29NooPQo….it will change your life forever about the role of music in our society today…Like VC's site, this has been a tremendous blessing to me and my family..very eye opening and will definitely humble you …but the truth is there for the purpose of freedom from bondage…"Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free" John 8:32 and " Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, SEEKING whom he may devour." 1 Peter 5:8

lainads
lainads

I just watched the video..It is very good. I have also been watching a series on youtube called know your enemy. It has really opened my eyes too. There are several parts to the series but it is worth watching them all. It studies the formation of the New World Order from Adam and Eve all the way to today. It studies a lot of the same things this man mentioned in the video you posted, about Nimrod and gods and goddesses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDDGl79x4Pc

lainads
lainads

Also the new radio commercials for Pepsi features a guy telling his friend (Bobbi) about subliminal messages in songs and then plays the song "respect" backwards. You hear go get a Pepsi Bobbi. Then Bobbi says I need a Pepsi now. In the end you hear a girl's voice say something like Pepsi is music or something like that. I thought it was weird when I first heard it and it crossed my mind again when I heard about the MJ campaign.

Truth is
Truth is

These people own you and torment you even in death after you sign on that dotted line selling your soul to them….smh in disgust!

Finesse
Finesse

Looks like they got M.J. throwing up the baphomet hand gesture on the pepsi cans…. discusting

Garamna
Garamna

LIVE FOR NOW -> Anagram for NWO (New World Order) ?!

http://necolebitchie.com/index.php?feedimage=wp-c

bobby_socks
bobby_socks

its also weird that Taco Bells new slogan is "LIVE mas"

why are they emphasizing this ?

shug
shug

pepsico owns taco bell,like kfc and pizza hut, not too hard to shift ads,saves money like hfcs

k'jmc'\;m
k'jmc'\;m

I can't beleive this, MJ has been exploited, humiliated and down right abused, he's dead and yet their still not done with him? Fair enough, he wasn't an angel but no one deserves to die and then be "ressurected" infront of millions as if it's in his favour. I mean, for f***s sake he's dead! Leave him alone, you've already spent 50 years traumatising him, just let him rest in peace now. RIP MIchael

BTW great article ;D

bjezierski
bjezierski

Just another example of pop culture eating (or in this case drinking) itself. We see these kids on American Idol and all the other spin-offs lining up to "go for the gold", when ultimately, all they're lining up for is a chance to be thrown into the machine. And we, as a people, cheer them on.

We watch this crap, call in and vote for it, blog about it, tweet about it. In the end, we're the ones who make it happen. You can argue that they had a choice, but if there wasn't a market for it, it wouldn't have happened in the first place.

These corporations don't give a damn about us. Yet we line up to buy their products and wear their names on our sweatshirts.

It always amazes me that people are so willing to become mindless followers in a country that puffs itself up so much over personal freedom. . .

Lacerta
Lacerta

This is a spineless thing to do.

I know this is off-topic, but i cant really post it anywhere else…

Oh and speaking of spineless – Obama administration hand in hand with global banksters in a trillion dollar money laundering operation.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/home-owners-acro

Evoker
Evoker

Brings a whole new meaning to his title as "The king of pop"

CatX3
CatX3

This is really sad and disturbing at the same time. These people don't seem to know (or care) when it's time to f*ck off.

michael
michael

i think putting anyones face on a can is blatant disrespect. whats the first thing you do with a can when youre done with it? *crunch* *throw away* 🙁

Truth B. Told
Truth B. Told

It was stated that Michael Jackson ( may he rest in peace) would be worth more dead than alive!! I guess "they" are making sure of that!

Kriss
Kriss

Is it just me or is his image on the pepsi can throwing up the baphomet?

JWT
JWT

@Micheal Jackson with the question, "What do people say if you bring up illuminati, secret societies and mind control?" Well if they are one of Jehovah's Witnesses they would likely say… "Well, yes it's true that Satan does rule the world (or current system) as brought out here in, Eph 2:2, John 14:30 and 2 Cor 4:3-5. Wev'e been warning prople for close to a hundred years, (Matt 24:14, Is 52:7) but the Bible doesn't clearly give a 'name' to his various organizations, nor advise us to rebel in a violent way but rather in a Christlike manner. (1Pet 2:21) However it does push the focus on survival rather than hard core and negative sorts rebellion, which is a waste of time and energy. Remember that Satan's name means 'Resister', so by doing so in the above mentioned is in a sort following his own agenda. But to follow Jesus' example of rebellion brings results and protection at the same time… for both you and those you preach to. (Eph 6:14) Also it reminds us not to follow every inspired expression (1 John 4:1 & Rev 16:13) and to stay 'Vigilant' esp with a view to prayers. (1 Peter 4:7)… Read more »

Bianca
Bianca

I totally agree with you! 🙂

Life
Life

Well…I hate soda.

Chaice
Chaice

I hope no one reading here will be purchasing from Pepsi or any of their assets (listed in a post above) EVER. We should be SO past buying poison for our bodies from corporate scumbags at this point, seriously. Eat healthy and organic for a clearer more conscious/aware mind, not just most of the time but ALL of the time. We're soldiers in a battle for truth people, we have to be at our best every day.

Bill
Bill

Absolutely DISGUSTING.

This is the lowest of the low.

PEPSI BITCHESSSS.

Heather
Heather

Watching Jackson's interviews show indications that he may have been subjected to Monarch. If so, continuing to exploit him reveals the depravity and lack of compunction and conscience we are dealing with from these people. His daughter has been giving a few interviews and has acted in a movie, so I hope she isn't being subjected to anything sinister.

rosario7
rosario7

I know the truth about Michael, the truth of the past 30 years of Michael's life. I too have been a victim of his murderers. And although almost no one cares about that woman who followed Michael for thirty years, this woman what is in most of his songs, yes to God, God does care about this woman, and truth and love, of course, and we will soon see the position of each in this story. If they failed to kill me, they no longer have any chance, Dad is with me, and everything will be fulfilled according to his word.

boots
boots

Okay, before I got into all this Vigilant Citizen stuff, I always thought that Michael Jackson was a gross p*******e. Wasn't he? Was that a lie to control him (punish him)? Was he a handler? I don't get it yet. Can someone give me a link to find out if he was a molester or if that was an Illuminati lie. Thanks.

tj
tj

I don't have a link or infromation but my heart gut mind tells me he had handlers perhaps his family abused him who knows its all disturbing I think the higher ellitle greedy m*fers were always after him perhaps after he became wise and was trying to break free from the handlers and controllers in his life. Thats just my thought on that issue. Only God knows the truth and micheal jackson.

lisa
lisa

hi tj and boots…

I had come across this article:
http://blog.xanthippas.com/2009/07/12/the-questio

The more I find out about MJ the more sad I became for him.

Interesting that Pepsi Cola uses the word resurrect as if they are God.

Matteo
Matteo

One small thing that I don't understand is why Michael Jackson is treated like a heroe now. I don't think the guy was innocent by any means (perhaps just in his childhood) if you don't believe me search for the analysis of many of his videos on youtube, you will find that he was just like Lady Gaga (of course a talented version)

VC, I want you to pay attention to this! In the last month Jay Z and Kanye West have been filming a new video here in Prague. The topic of the video is none other than the "Police State" I have been close to the area of shooting, but I guess there'll be many dark themes. Check out part of the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPZtv29DR-s&fe

I guess its right now in post production and in some months it will see the light, or better to say it will see the dark.

rosario7
rosario7

People follow the money and murderers know, know that people do not give credit to the truth. Just go out in the media, those they care about, including the family of Michael, shut up the truth, because they all also pursuing the business as usual. Meanwhile, when the truth speaks out, is insulted.

Actually, they are creating so many lies about Michael to do business, as they have created around Jesus and his mother through the years.

niknak27
niknak27

So sad, I for one want to know why or if the family even allowed this as back in the 80's wasn't it the same company that Michael had the hair fire accident that supposedly led to his drug problem in the first place!!! I highly find this disgusting let the man live through his wonderful music / dancing not s**t cheap publicity like this.

KathyNa139
KathyNa139

I drink water. More healthy.

tj
tj

I do to sometimes tea. Stay away from soft drinks they are a killer!!

Muffin
Muffin

…this is really stupid what they are doing….

heyho
heyho

The thing is, people will buy this product because of his image on the can, we have become a race of mass consumerism

Aadil Abbas
Aadil Abbas

I consider myself being a big, big fan of MJ. But as fans we must also understand that the name Michael Jackson itself has a big value for marketing things. And MJ himself used it to promote both himself and put focus on things he found important.

The relationship between him and the industry was hard at some point, but that doesn't mean they hate him and only use him for marketing their own products. The MJ-Pepsi commercials are some of the best commercials I know about and I simply look at this as a way of paying honor to a agreat man they once had the worlds biggest commercial contract with.

tj
tj

Whose making money off of him?…. Pepsi big wheelers and maybe his un-caring family who all seem a bit mind controlled and strangely disturbed a bit if you ask me. Great a face of the great popstar on a can of pepsi, a can that we will throw away or recycle over and over again by a world that is so materialistic to the max. We should embrace his creative talents and god giving talents and not overly idol whorship him not even God is to be worshipped to the like of an idol. Yet money and fame seem to top of the list for many. "Look at me….. Look at what I have….." sickening. I stopped drinking pepsi the second week of jan. 2012 I was drinking diet pepsi with the killer fake sugars… Because of being type 2 diabetic. Now I have no headaches….I'm losing weight….. and I have always lived in the thought that I have type 2 diabeties but it will never have me. The dr. I went to was going to put me on medication the second time I saw her and I never went back to her. I don't like taking medication I think… Read more »

www user
www user

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnpaomBy3n1qdoy… showing Pepsi 666 symbolism

www user
www user

Put a PEPSI can upside down – it says ISdEd meaning IS DEAD! The colours of the logo represent the colours of the USA. "USA is dead…. and MJ too!" The elite is saying: we did it and we show you….

Cierrah
Cierrah

Thats so creepy

www user
www user

Indeed

Weber
Weber

I wonder how the Dentist's kid that was given money for claiming he was molested feels about it?

Making the switch to coke I suspect.

If the whole p*******e thing was a Frame to control Jackson that's almost as scary as Jackson really being a p*******e – take your pick.

GLS
GLS

The dentist committed suicide last year or something. The plot thickens methinks.

Weber
Weber

Like the airport touching of entire families and the mainstreaming of gays this promotion of somebody who most people have serious questions about is another statement away from middle class Protestant morality.

Why all at once? I wonder if it really is about other values the American middle class has that interfere with the upcoming plans of the NWO? Like a 1 child policy of only genetically approved people or denying health care after 65 or being chipped?

Isn't attacking the sexual identity of a person a technique of brainwashing?? Patty Hearst being raped by the SLA or the r**e of Berlin at the end of WWII by the Soviets?

missy
missy

I don't drink soda products (any of them) but if I did, I would stop drinking Pepsi just out of respect for the late, great MJ. What they're doing is disgusting.

anonymousC
anonymousC

Folks haven't you heard that Pepsi uses aborted fetuses for a flavoring combination. Doesn't that just make you want to puke or never again drink anything carbonated as soda!! this is just another "Estate" cashing in on the popularity of their "dead" meal ticket.

GLS
GLS

They want to make us cannibals, otherwise I see no reason to add aborted foetuses in a fizzy drink.

GLS
GLS

At least we're drinking the foetuses cells as they don't add them in their fizzy drinks. But still their practice is out of order. I will avoid everything in relation to pepsico from now on.

http://www.naturalnews.com/034777_Pepsi_aborted_f

Antonio
Antonio

no wonder it has a rather dry after-taste.

Morpheus
Morpheus

Almost as pathetic as any other human being living like a modern slave where everyone is a product and can be disposed at ease.

burning_plastic
burning_plastic

It's bad taste for Pepsi, no pun intended, but they are in the business of selling caffeinated sugar-water to the children who will then be put on pills because they have too much energy and can't concentrate. Pepsi is horrible for you and I remember reading that Michael Jackson wouldn't drink it, so he was wrong to sell it to kids and his fans in the first place. It's sort of hard to see him as a victim. It's just tacky all around and I would suggest that no one drink any of these unhealthy soft drinks.

They affect the way your body digests food. If you drink a carbonated soda pop with a meal it affects the digestive liquids in your stomach in a way that robs you of the nutrition in your food because it isn't processed right. That's one of the reasons that a greasy fast food sandwich and a Pepsi make you feel so full. It creates this mass of indigestible matter that has to pass through your body. Sorry to gross you out but I really want you to know this. Be healthy.

Bowzie
Bowzie

wait………..how did they get permission I mean in the article it said they get permission but I am sure the family will never let this happen only for money, I mean………….

GLS
GLS

The family? His father is evil incarnated, cosa nostra godfather.

gnome
gnome

depends who owns the rights to the photo..

Salty
Salty

Really…. who do you think is behind his murder? Come on friend, they own the rights to everything MJ, they are going to be making a killing… no pun intended. Joe is the head hancho and he benefited when Mike was younger so why do think he'd stop the gravy train after his death. Research how many records were sold after MJs death and who reaped the benefits, sure wasn't Mike.

Godozo
Godozo

It's actually been a few months since I've bought a soda…any soda. No Coke, no Pepsi, no Mountain Dew, no Pibb Xtra, no Dublin Dr Pepper or even Faygo Redpop. No real need to.

Mark
Mark

Just another reason to buy a terrible, unhealthy drink, as far as I'm concerned

Crystal C
Crystal C

It's really sad even after MJ's performance this is it ad video immortal, I mean this is really it I guess..he is dead and they promised him immortality for his soul, yet nothing is immortal, just like keith Heger's life with his satanic death. The bet is still won though, I mean you still hear about dead people on the news such as heger and everytime they show Houston, her life is sequence beautifuly before our eyes. Now this Pepsi can realy takes it there, I mean not only are we screwed mentally by these lies and satanic lyric brainwashing, but they have us drinking their toxic soda as well that can probably clean a car like coca cola. I am not drinking anything except for my juice and water, and not drinking these lies neither.

Harlequin Nameless
Harlequin Nameless

It's "Heath Ledger", not Keith heger. Btw I heard that they were gonna use his hologram (a la Tupac at Coachella) in their ads. As I said then, and will say again now, I knew people would rise from the dead in 2012, but didn't expect it like this…

Harlequin Nameless
Harlequin Nameless

I meant Michael's, not Heath's..

Chameleon
Chameleon

I suppose to some people living on after death is appealing, as they will never be forgotten. Dead people have always been celebrated, but this is a branch of idol worship.

BTW has anyone else noticed the little smiley face at the bottom of the page, right above the privacy policy?!

JWT
JWT

Yes. Does it make it more safe knowing smiley is there?

GLS
GLS

I love it when VC is in a good mood. 🙂 We derive inspiration from you.

Jameccia
Jameccia

No didn't notice no Smiley face.

GLS
GLS

A smiley face and the paranoid brigade is in full force. OK I won't type one again.

Yorkcity777
Yorkcity777

And yet, people will buy…believing they are "honoring" him. RIP MJ

Antonio
Antonio

"I for one won’t be buying Pepsi anytime soon."

Does this also apply to oher PepsiCo products/assets (eg Sunkist, Gatorade, Pizza Hut, KFC)?

nisean
nisean

Well I hate all of those so I can follow by that easily

Antonio
Antonio

Mock my words, should anything happen to Britney Spears, Pepsi will do that with her, too. And it's only a matter of time before Coca Cola does it with Whitney Houston.

Rebecca
Rebecca

mark your words? I don't want to make fun of your words ;0) but you are totally right.

V
V

pititful how he and other artists are worth more dead than alive. The money should be donated but donations usually are never donated to that charity so either way it's a lose lose.

Lilou
Lilou

Now this is sick. Most won't realise how twisted it is and will rush to get a can, which perhaps shows that they are as twisted as Pepsi! Same as those who enjoyed watching the hologram of a dead hip hop singer performing…

Camille
Camille

did pepsi cans even need help selling in the first place? they'll never leave him alone.

KitKat
KitKat

Why would anyone buy pepsi anyway, wasn't there a press release a few months back that they use a company which tests flavour enhancers on aborted fetal tissue, i'll never buy anything pepsi co. after learning that.

Brendan
Brendan

Hey KitKat, I just heard that and was like wtf? So I decided to look into it and it's not really true… Basically, back in the 70's they took a cell from an aborted fetus and cultured the cell to essentially clone it. They're using these cells to see how they respond to particular flavours as you noted but they're not using the cells of an aborted baby, they're using cells they grew.

KitKat
KitKat

Of course it's true, where did you get your information? They use the HEK 293 cell line which comes from an aborted childs kidneys, so in other words they are using a dead aborted child for profitable gain, it can't be any clearer than that.

Brendan
Brendan

Ya you're right, they are using that cell, but they're not using those cells from aborted fetuses. They're replicating that cell in labs.

Megan
Megan

No they actually use kidney cells from aborted foetuses to make the flavouring:

(NaturalNews) The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue. LifeSiteNews.com reports that the Obama Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided that PepsiCo's arrangement with San Diego, Cal.-based Senomyx, which produces flavor enhancing chemicals for Pepsi using human embryonic kidney tissue, simply constitutes "ordinary business operations."

Nestle and Kraft also fund this research.

turnkey
turnkey

recently saw a product called "Marley's Mellow Mood" in the beverage section–looks like a whole lot of nothing, but poor Bob's image is there, as well as the Rasta colors… doesn't anyone else feel the meme saturation levels increasing?!

Dornio-san
Dornio-san

I find it odd that their marketing slogan is now Live for Now. Promoting living only in the moment……..

Bittersweet
Bittersweet

Very fitting especially with drakes (rapper) infamous catchphrase "YOLO" what a message to send to the youth!

secret ninja
secret ninja

i also find it interesting that they're using Michael's image after they dropped him over those false molestation allegations. now all of a sudden his image is good enough to use again? if Michael had lived to finish that concert series at the 02 Arena in London, i highly doubt he would have accepted to re-sign with Pepsi had they offered it. Michael hated Pepsi and it's because of doing their stupid commercial that he ended up dependent on pain killers in the first place. these people are such hypocrites! now that he's dead it's "Mr. Jackson"? what happened to "Wacko Jacko" and all the other horrible nicknames he begged them not to use. now that he's dead they want to show him some respect? (respect thinly veiled for some other sinister device but "respect" in some sense)

Piru
Piru

Drink Death!

Micheal Jackson
Micheal Jackson

Micheal jackson was a very skillful person it is very sad that illuminati misused him btw how does people arount you react when you tell them about the illuminati , secret societies , mind control etc. People around me are unwilling to listen what i have to say and think i am mad. Please share your experiences.

This is only the beg
This is only the beg

They merely laugh when I mention things like this however I believe I still make some kinda impact on them. Some of my friends are admitting I do bring up interesting questions ,however, they themselves don't read about this. Frankly they don't care, busy with their own small lives. Which is understandable but at the same time not. What I do find it funny is that we are supposed to live in a good democracy where every voice is important however there are still only one source that is right: massmedia. Or most history books which tells us about our history which THEY have shaped for us by us. If I for some reason wants to search more of tabo infromation and tries to expose it then I will in the very least be destroyed (in one way or another). Which makes me wonder why VC still exists? Will it slowly disappear so that many of us won't notice or will someone else in the dark take over the site? Which begs the question: Who is/are really behind this site? I'm not here to critize but as VC often says: Stay vigilant! You should also do research before you become… Read more »

Nahualli
Nahualli

Well…

"It is the task of the Enlightened not only to ascend, to learning and to see the good, but to be willing to descend again to those prisoners and to share their troubles and their honors, whether they are worth having or not, and this they must do even with the prospect of death."

Unfortunately, it's often a thankless task. 🙁

-M-

whafe
whafe

i get everything from "you're crazy" to "yeah, and"

I've been studying in earnest since the 2009 MTV awards when i saw symbols my parents and grandparents warned me about. I used to tell everyone i knew everything i knew, but now I only bring anything up when a subject arises and i keep it pretty simple and factual at first. to plant a seed in people i know are too deep in the world to see the full picture, and i'll discuss it deeper with people who are interested in knowing.

Harper
Harper

I tend to get a lot of listening ears, which in turn create wild eye looks of concern. One of my tricks is to find another like mind and have spontaneous conversations where others can overhear and listen or join in. This way helps to not throw information directly at a person not ready to hear. It is usually new to most people, so they don't have opinions yet…just the brainwashing and addiction that allows the corporations to continue their crimes. If they get angry, it is because they feel threatened about losing the familiar. I understand this and show patience, but firmness as well. I also don't hold any attachment to people thinking I'm wacko. I embrace it, and let my knowledge show itself through pointing out when the information is obvious. MSM slips up from time to time, they also relish in hiding things in the open shadows. I've been aware long enough to have laid the plan out for folks, and see it come into reality. If people know you long enough and see that you are indeed right in your mad statements, they will begin to be more receptive to what you say. Just keep up… Read more »

Ivythorne
Ivythorne

The same… Its hard to find like minded people, or people willing to listen; its even hard trying to find people that are willing to think outside of the box. Mostly its, "eh its all coincidences, you and hour conspiracy theories."

This is only the beg
This is only the beg

What's the most important aspect in the business world? Profit

By mixing someone many people sees as something positive to a product will make a bigger chance of buying it (subliminal hypnosis).

This also show the rest of the world that they STILL own Micheal Jackson – no matter what.

Well, we can do one important thing if we want to hurt them – stop buying their products!

Less people buy – less profit for them

Heck, stop buying soda at all, will poison you anyway.

Poison us slowly… No more enlightenment shall come from the masses… they want to create the "perfect" world where you don't need to hear or see anylonger, just obey.

DaddysAngel
DaddysAngel

All we can do know is just pray that we don't get involved in any of this

Blair
Blair

How will this help them sell more Pepsi? It seems to me that they're selling MJ and not the pop. Common sense says to improve the product not it's representation. Pepsi will still taste like Pepsi and if people purchase by taste, I still think Coke will win. Just because you put MJ's face on it doesn't make it taste better.

Sammie
Sammie

I only bought it because Michael Jackson was on it. I hate Pepsi.

SaulTghTheyTookMahI
SaulTghTheyTookMahI

Pepsi's new slogan is more than a little creepy… "Live… FOR NOW MUAHAHAHA." Considering how PepsiCola pollutes out food environment with so much junk, it's fitting.

listen
listen

I totally agree very creepy

LIVE FOR NOW (we are going to get you to eliminate you we have an evil plan for you but we are letting you live for now)

its gettig more obvious with every add every t shirt writing ever song lyric every photographers art

ShiningBrownEyes
ShiningBrownEyes

Trying to cheapen Michael's legacy.

Hannah
Hannah

Why is it that they will never let the dead rest in peace?

What's next having Amy Whinehouse on alcohol bottles or eyeliner products?

This is absolutely perverted and disgusting. People die for a reason, and it's certainly not/shouldn't be for their death to make money.

I hope all these Victims who are continuously being resurrected can be able to rest in peace for once.

A from PLL
A from PLL

Not really surprised… I mean they already did this to Marilyn Monroe with those Sunsilk Shampoo adverts a few years back, and that new perfume commercial with Charlize Theron and Marilyn Monroe looking very realistic (hologram, perhaps?) while holding the perfume and watching Charlize modelling.

Creepy as f**k, I tell you.

Danny S
Danny S

The raping of Michael Jackson continues…

Sob112
Sob112

This is tragic. Mr. Jackson was talented and lived a traumatized life . Hence, all we can do is thank him with mass consumerism?

deadBRAIN
deadBRAIN

We must not forget, that MJ himself chose this way of living, all the hype, the money, the fame…and to get all of this, he agreed to sell his soul to the devil in the 1980`s. It worked out for him many many years, before he woke up and realized that the price was far to high…MJ is not only the innocent guy, who was forced into this buisness and had no other alternative!

He even had the chance to learn the truth by getting explicit knowledge about God and his written word the Bible, as he started studying the bible like Prince with the JW's. And he refused to go on, and got back to his life full of money and fame. In one way, MJ was responsible for his own sad life ending!

Ms. Smith
Ms. Smith

You need to study MJ a little bit more. He quit being a JW Before Thriller. He went to church with Steve Harvey (unannounced once in a while to keep cameras away) and Pastor Paula White was with him when he was going through some of his troubles. The bible was found next to his bed when he died.

Unfortunately due to the fact that the media only told lies and half truths about MJ, one has to do lots of homework to find out the truth about him.

truthytruth
truthytruth

Michael was a child when he was in the grips of the music industry. If your father had sold you into a way of life what would you have known better to do? He may have tried to fight what was happening to him when he "woke up".

Felix
Felix

let the poor guy rest

CerebralGrl
CerebralGrl

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/prod

Seriously, we are so close….so close…

Michael Jackson, just another ploy to get more $$ out of his image…

🙁

LaShawna
LaShawna

wooow. and its sold out. this is crazy. its just…out now!

laura
laura

at least we will never buy smt like this

they are just trying to steal our freedom

Jermaine Brooks
Jermaine Brooks

Sad.

pampers
pampers

I'm surprised they didn't take it one step further.

"Drink it for MJ" or made it into contest to get his glove or something if you have the special UPC symbol that matches the winning prize.

I guess things could always be worse

listen
listen

its so disturbing that they attacked MJ all his life they try to discredit him make a fool out of him they ruined his life made him so miserable

still they have no shame in making money out of him using his image in their agenda

Sarah Connor
Sarah Connor

It IS worse!!! While I'm completely disgusted with how this world exploits some of it's greatest victims through mass marketing……ie RIP Norma Jean – Marilyn Monroe first MK ULTRA 'Presidential Model' exposed to the public etc…….MJ……Spears…….insert mega star here________________

PEPSI USES ABORTED FETAL CELL TISSUE IN THEIR DRINKS!!!!!

Obama agency rules Pepsi's use of aborted fetal cells in soft drinks constitutes 'ordinary business operations:

naturalnews.com/035276_Pepsi_fetal_cells_business_operations.html

Supposedly they stopped this due to mass protests, but do you believe them? If so, drink up!!! Gulp~

Sarah Connor
Sarah Connor

Talk about exploiting victims……………..aborted babies as 'flavor enhancers'. Debauched.

laura
laura

@SarahConnor tahnk you for the info about Pepsi. Oh we live in such a sad, sick and twisted society and i just can't stand it…All they do is to promote homosexuality, war, abortion, casual-sex, drugs and so on. They create all sorts of illusion and people act like the promoted way is the only way. I just want it to stop!!!! :(((((

Rebecca
Rebecca

poor form

dark knight
dark knight

quite disappointed

Afree Mason
Afree Mason

Not really. Mr. Jackson may have claimed to be against the industry, but he certainly profited from it and imposed extremely unrealistic control over his music assets library. What Pepsi is doing is nothing sinister. It is simple greed.

felix
felix

people should remember that michael sign-on to the illuminati. when it nolonger worked for him is when he opted out and started complaining. mj also wasn't a christian. sadly he is not in heaven.

Trace
Trace

Coke will always be better.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

As much as I feel bad for MJ and for initially believing all the horrible things said about him…..I have to honestly agree with you in that Michael Jackson was responsible for the misery in his life. Yes he was forced into it at a young age, yes his father was abusive and a very evil man and most likely Satanic or at the very least a greedy SOB…but there comes a time when each human has to take responsibility for his/her own actions. Michael Jackson like anyone living in this world had multiple chances to turn away from the evil of the industry and seek God’s forgiveness but he pretty much summed up his attitude toward Salvation in the song “Leave Me Alone.” The signs were there and he had to know the industry was sick but he chose to hold on to worldly possessions rather than focusing on his spiritual health. For any of the musicians of this age….do not pity them or feel sorry for them as the signs of the sick, twisted cult that is the industry are prevalent now more than ever. They don’t hid it as much as they used to. It’s in your… Read more »

deadpopstar
deadpopstar

While boycotting drinking Pepsi is a personal decision, I think that along with boycotting ANYTHING discussed on here, as far as ENTERTAINMENT aspects, (Exe: Im not gonna listen to Lady GaGa anymore!!Thanks God-er VC!..) is very pointless as far as what this is all supposed to be about. It accomplishes NOTHING in the grand scheme and further more NOTHING, even in small ways! This isnt a matter of, "well every little person boycotting or doing this helps.." It certainly helps nothing, people will still buy things whether a Beyonce record or Pepsi to drink. And so what, now you're forced to drink Coke even if you HATE it? And for what again? Just a senerio, of course, but that brings up a point; is drinking Coke ANY better?? Nope. No matter WHAT you chose to boycott or just talk trash on for that matter, if you arnt planning on boycotting it ALL, (as in EVERYTHING) then you look like a hypocrite. "I'll listen to Muse, but not Rihanna, Muse are a good band (and this is all people OPINIONS!) you know?! I'm Not giving that up..but F*** that w***e of Satan Lady GaGa!" Buying her records is destroying society! But… Read more »

Freeyourmind
Freeyourmind

Great Post mate

Anonymous
Anonymous

Boycotting these brands will hurt the sickos behind these deeds. End of story.

whafe
whafe

he couldn't get an endorsement deal after the child abuse charge, but i guess a dead child molester encourages the kids to live for today… cuz… um…

GLS
GLS

What a strong argument. He was allegedly a child molester, although now that he's dead good enough for pepsico.