Pop singer Harry Styles has been named the new “King of Pop” by Rolling Stone UK in their October/November issue.
Since the cover was posted on social media, many users did not like that the fact that Styles received the new title that belongs to Michael Jackson. One person in particular to respond was Jackson’s own nephew, Taj Jackson.
“There is no new King of Pop. You don’t own the title @RollingStone, and you didn’t earn it, my uncle did,” Taj wrote on his Twitter account. “Decades of dedication and sacrifice. The title has been retired. No disrespect to @Harry_Styles, he’s mega talented. Give him his own unique title.”
There is no new King of Pop. You don’t own the title @RollingStone, and you didn’t earn it, my uncle did. Decades of dedication and sacrifice. The title has been retired. No disrespect to @Harry_Styles, he’s mega talented. Give him his own unique title. https://t.co/td6SSSVkfX
— Taj Jackson (@tajjackson3) August 22, 2022
Other users chimed in and gave their own opinions about the situation. See what they had to say about it.
The true King of Pop (rock and soul).. Mr. Michael Jackson! pic.twitter.com/E4O3oYQkHp
— VI (@enscino) August 22, 2022
This isn't about Harry Styles, who I actually think is talented. Its about Rolling Stone Magazine & their constant disrespect towards Michael. You can keep trying…but there is only one 👑 King Of Pop 👑 & his name is Mr Michael Joseph Jackson. #KingofPopMichaelJackson pic.twitter.com/r7SgC6bcdd
— 🇬🇾✨️MissNicole_d_✨️🇱🇨 (@MissNicole_d_) August 22, 2022
Absolutely Nicole. I actually really like Harry, but Rolling Stone are seriously delusional calling him the new king of pop.
— 💕Kat Elizabeth💕 (@KatbMJ2) August 22, 2022
The title IS retired. They would never try calling someone else the “King of Rock & Roll”
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) August 23, 2022
This news comes days before what would have been Michael Jackson’s 64th birthday. Do you think that the title “King of Pop” should be retired?