About time somebody said it. (Article in full courtesy of the Daily Mail 070709 P5) Michael Jackson was a pervert and Americans should stop hero worshipping him, a US Congressman has declared. New York State Republican Peter Kng's decision to say what many may not have dared to say triggered a furious backlash from the singer's mourning fans. Mr King declared that society was glorifying a 'lowlife' while ignoring the achievements of teachers, police officers, firefighters, war veterans and volunteers. Many Americans praised him for taking a stand against the idolatry which has marked an 11 day wave of public grief since the singer's death. Mr King's outburst came as final preparations were made for today's memorial service for the singer in Los Angeles. Speaking outside a Long Island fire station that has a memorial to firemen who gave their lives in service 54 year old Mr King said :"This guy was a pervert. He was a child molester, he was a paedophile, and to be giving this press coverage to him day in, day out, what does it say about us as a country?" Six years ago Jackson admitted in a TV interview he invited children into his bed but denied that he interfered with them. Among the comments flooding the internet, one fan saideter King, clean up your act or if you can't say nothing nice, shut your mouth." Totally agree with him.