Chuck D on Michael Jackson: His child molestation issues "irrelevant to me"

Chuck D of Public Enemy had the following comments on Michael Jackson in an interview with the public radio show "Takeaway:"

"I think of Michael Jackson as a brilliant artist and entertainer, and all those other issues about the plastic surgery or the child molestation, they're irrelevant to me."

I agree up until child molestation. That's a serious crime, and is just about impossible to justify. It's hardly "irrelevant."