It all started with Michael Jackson.
Researching him, that is.
You see, I have always had Michael Jackson painted in my head as this bad, crazy nuthead. I don’t know why. I grew up in the decade before his death, when he was at his worst. All I remembered was this pasty guy with long black hair who eventually died of overdosing on drugs.
Occasionally I’d hear something about him. Usually it’s about his weird cosmetics. But whenever I did hear something about him, it was mockingly said.
The other night, I began thinking. I’ve always had this “What if there’s more to the story?” mentality, so I began researching Michael Jackson. And I learned some interesting things. A few of those being that Michael Jackson had a HORRIBLE childhood, and that it was what gave him is excessive love for children. A lot of his life was devoted to helping children grow up with a better life than he’d had. That pasty skin? Vitiligo, a skin disease that lightens your skin over time in splotches. The complete pasty color came from the makeup he had to use to even out his skin tone.
And that’s just a couple of the things I found.
Then I got to thinking, why does the world always view celebrities as these horrible, moral-less people? Why to the tabloids never talk about anything good that they do?
So I started a blog.
It’s called Find The Good in Hollywood, and it’s dedicated to bringing out the best in celebrities so that people can see that everyone is capable of doing good, regardless of the fact that it never makes the front page or that they’ve made other mistakes. So everyday, I’m posting something that a celebrity did that was good.
We’ve ALL made mistakes. But we don’t expect people to remember us by what wrong we did, do we? I mean, I don’t want to be remembered for arguing with my parents or being short with my brothers. We want to be remembered for the good we did, however little it was.
Because the good is far better than the bad.
“Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.”
1 Corinthians 13:6
So spread the word! Go follow it, Facebook it, blog it, tweet it…something.