Everyone knows that Michael Jackson has some of the most loyal and outrageous fans in the world. When it comes to memorabilia there is nothing a hardcore fan wouldn’t do to get their hands on an authentic piece of history, even more so since his untimely death, but what this next collector is doing might be going a bit too far. Gambling website OnlineGamblingPal.com will transform a wad of Jackson’s hair into roulette ball! No folks that was not a typo, people will soon be gambling with MJ’s hair.
According to Rolling Stone Magazine the gambling website purchased a lock of the late pop icon’s hair from an online memorabilia vendor, Gotta Have Rock & Roll, for $10,871. The hair was reportedly collected at New York’s Carlyle Hotel, where Jackson once stayed while attending a charity event. The owners were proud to announce their newest purchase and their plans for the famous locks:
“As its proud new owners, we have decided to convert Michael Jackson’s hair into a roulette ball — an appropriately unique way to immortalize a small part of a truly peerless entertainer. The ball itself will be made to the highest professional standards, ensuring it will be eligible for use at any licensed casino’s roulette table. Indeed, considering Jackson dedicated his life to entertaining millions, the prospect of this very special ball captivating crowds at roulette tables seems like a fitting use for it. We would therefore like to encourage any casino interested in using this unique ball at its tables to contact us. Together, we can ensure Michael Jackson continues to rock and ‘ROLL’ forever.”
Now I love me some Michael Jackson as much as the next person, but using the King of Pop’s hair as a roulette ball is not an ill fitting tribute for a legend, but it’s just plain old gross and tacky.
What do you think of the roulette ball idea for Michael’s hair? Too soon?