June 27, 2009

Bigfoot Author Links Bigfoot Racism to Michael Jackson

Social scientist Joshua B. Buhs, author of Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend writes Cryptomundo about a

…connection – tenuous and racist – between Michael Jackson and the world of cryptozoology.

Jackson’s nickname among the tabloids was Jacko (which conveniently rhymed with wacko).

Jacko was also the name of the supposed young Sasquatch caught in 1884.

Is there a link? I suspect so.

Jocko is a common slang for a monkey or ape. Jacko seems to be a corruption of that word. Jacko worked as a name for a Sasquatch because it made clear the thing–whatever it was, whether it existed or not–was supposed to be understood as an ape.

The same subtle allusion is then built into Michael Jackson’s nickname. He’s an ape, and his association with Bubbles only cements that. ~ Joshua B. Buhs, June 27, 2009.

(Fair use, for editorial comment; image credit Akira Suemori.)

Typical image comparisons found on the Internet between a character in The Planet of the Apes and Michael Jackson.


See “The Story of Jacko” for more details on the 1884 capture story.

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