The former member of the 3T group was indignant on Twitter at the position of his uncle Michael Jackson, relegated to 86th place in the ranking.
This Sunday, the American magazine Rolling Stones unveiled its list of the “200 greatest singers of all time”. A ranking that has created a stir, as some key artists are poorly placed, or completely absent. This is the case of Celine Dion, snubbed by the magazine, and of michael jacksonrelegated to 86th place.
On Twitter, his nephew, the singer and former member of the group 3T, TJ Jackson was indignant at this position.
“This is why trust in mainstream media is at rock bottom. Supposedly credible publications like Rolling Stones are trying to make icons disappear,” he tweeted angrily.
And to add: “But ironically, they are the ones who will disappear, and not the legends they are trying so hard to erase.”
A controversial classification
Other personalities also expressed their astonishment vis-à-vis the position attributed to the King of Pop by the magazine. “They relegated THE Michael Jackson to 86th place?!” ‘Community’ star actress Yvette Nicole Brown tweeted.
In addition to Michael Jackson, the absence of artists such as Celine Dion, Justin Bieber or even Cher from this top, has also aroused a lot of indignation. On his side, Rolling Stones has not yet reacted to these criticisms.
Apart from Michael Jackson, the absence of artists such as Celine Dion, justin bieber or even Cher from this top, also aroused a lot of indignation. On his side, Rolling Stones specified, in the preamble to his top, that this list was produced by the editorial staff.
The American magazine also reacted on Instagram recalling that this is a ranking of “the greatest singers”, and not “the greatest voices”.
“Yesterday we set the internet on fire with our ranking of the 200 greatest singers of all time. In any case, what mattered most to us was the originality, the influence, the depth of the catalog of the artist and the extent of his musical heritage,” the magazine concludes.