Michael Jackson endorses Pepsi from beyond the grave

Pepsi is raising Michael Jackson from the dead. The soft drink company has reached a deal with The King of Pop’s estate that will feature him posthumously on one billion soda cans, set to hit shelves later this month. The promotion is set to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Jackson’s record-setting album Bad, which produced five No. 1 hit singles including “Man in the Mirror,” “Smooth Criminal,” “The Way You Make Me Feel” and the record’s title track. Jackson has a long history with the soda brand. In 1984 during a commercial shoot for the company, a pyro effect went wrong and set his scalp on fire, resulting in severe burns. It’s believed that this incident is what began his addiction to painkillers but the pop superstar agreed to work with the company two more times in 1988 and 1991. Jackson died in 2009 after being prescribed a lethal dose of sedatives. ~Kyle Sharp

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  1. Larry • May 5, 2012 @ 12:36 PM

    this is just another greedy company trying to make money off of a deceased superstar and the family is just trying to milk the grave for all its worth why not 9/11 memorial coke cans next?

  2. Sripriya • May 9, 2012 @ 3:34 PM

    Just started to hate Pepsi after reading the last 5th line..

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