Glossy Is ‘OK!’ With $500K Death Photo of Michael Jackson

06.30.09 Bucky Turco

ok_weekly_michael_jackson_dying_photo Bottom feeding celebrity rag OK! Weekly actually paid a half-a-million dollars for the rights to this ghastly cover photo of a dying (or already dead) Michael Jackson being carted away in an ambulance. It’ similar to the controversial image that Entertainment Tonight shamelessly slapped an “Exclusive” on and posted to their website. The money hemorrhaging mag’s editorial director, Sarah Ivens, attempted to justify the use of the photo with some statement about trying to needle the little readers it has left: “I hope the cover will provoke readers. It celebrated the man, but it also does expose that he was an eccentric character who lived a very controversial life.” |PDNOnline|