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Jacko demands apology from GQ mag

Former king of Pop Michael Jackson is reportedly demanding an apology from GQ magazine over

india Updated: May 06, 2006 18:26 IST

Former king of Pop Michael Jackson is reportedly demanding an apology from GQ magazine over a look-alike photo in its May issue.

The Jacko impersonator illustrates a story in which a journalist travels to Bahrain, where Jackson was living after his child-molestation trial, in an attempt to get an impression of his life.

"Mr Jackson has neither posed for, [nor] provided photographs of himself to the magazine. The person in these photographs is an imposter.

Mr. Jackson is furious that his image has been used in such a misleading way, and is demanding an apology from the editors of GQ and its publisher, Conde Nast. Mr Jackson is also demanding that the magazines be pulled from newsstands," Jackson's rep said in a statement.

However, GQ editor Jim Nelson has claimed that the pictures were merely satirical and not meant to offend Jackson.

"It is very clear that the pictures in the story are satirical, whether it is a picture of a Michael Jackson imitator sitting in a Bahraini cinema or an image of The Gloved One standing flamboyantly in the desert,” he was quoted by The Daily Mail, as saying.

Mr Jackson may feel that the person in the photographs is an 'imposter,' but he is merely an imitator," he added.

First Published: May 06, 2006 18:26 IST