Michael Jackson was ‘gender fluid’: photographer Harrison Funk

Vastavam web: Michael Jackson’s personal photographer Harrison Funk has claimed the singer was “gender fluid”.Funk, who worked with the pop legend from the 1970s until his death in June 2009, said that Jackson’s make-up routine was a sign that he did not solely identify with one gender.”Him and Jermaine (Jackson) loved putting on their own makeup It wasn’t so much femininity on Michael’s part as androgyny he was fluid around gender. Michael had no interest in assigning a gender to anybody. He didn’t overtly identify as one particular gender,” Funk told the Guardian.The photographer also revealed the “Beat It” hitmaker became prone to dramatic outbursts during his Victory Tour of the US and Canada in 1984.

‘Michael had very demanding moments. If he didn’t like something, he let you know. Michael was never ridiculing to me ever, but if someone messed up the design of his stage, then he would yell at them. He expected perfection.” During the 1990s, Jackson’s music became more socially conscious, with hits such as “Earth Song” and “Black or White”. However, he also attracted controversy when he struck a Jesus-like pose in one of Funk’s most famous photographs.”People say Michael had a Jesus complex, but that p***es me off, as it just wasn’t true. There was a practical reason for me taking that photo.