10 Weirdest Michael Jackson Statues You Won't Believe
10. Brazilian Favela
Jackson filmed his first They Dont Care About Us video in the Santa Marta favela of Rio de Janeiro and in the city of Salvador. A protest song, it drew the attention of Spike Lee, who ultimately directed two videos for the song. Brazilians officials were concerned about the pop star filming in a favela, because they believed it would portray a bad image in the media, but ultimately the King of Pop won and the video was a success. The video featured local musicians and residents, and brought to light the issues that exist in favelas. The event was memorialized in a bronze statue of the singer that rises high over the shantytown, alongside a rainbow coloured mosaic of Jackson's face on what appears to be a postage stamp. Arms outstretched, the skinny statue looks more like Lindsay Lohan than Jackson, but it keeps the visitors coming.