Fans So Convinced By Michael Jackson Impersonator They Call For DNA Test
A Michael Jackson impersonator has proven so convincing that fans have called on him to get a 'DNA test' to prove he's not really the King of Pop back from the dead.
Sergio Cortes is a professional Michael Jackson impersonator from Barcelona, Spain. His career pays tribute to the late singer, who passed away back in June 2009.
Cortes not only looks like the real deal, he also sounds like him - so much so, in fact, that some fans are convinced he is Jacko.
Announcing a new tour date in Thailand, Cortes released a video on Instagram to tell his 123,000 followers all the details about when and where he'd be performing.
As Jackson's hit 'Thriller' plays in the background, Cortes said: "Hello to all Michael Jackson fans, come and watch me perform at Hollywood Pattaya on December 23rd.
"I love you guys and see you there. I am Sergio Cortes, see you soon."
But many people weren't talking about the forthcoming show, they were busy proposing conspiracy theories that Cortes was actually the real-life Michael Jackson.
One person said: "Oh my god, you're not Sergio Cortès, you're Michael Jackson. Someone get his DNA."
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Someone else added: "I need a DNA test, I'm sorry."
A third wrote: "You can't tell me this ain't the real Michael Jackson."
Of course, Cortes isn't the only Michael Jackson impersonator out there - far from it.
Another - Robin Parsons from Essex, UK - has been working as a full time tribute act for more than 10 years, performing around 150 shows a year.
However, he recently said he would burn all ofhis costumes tomorrow 'if there was any piece of evidence' that Jackson was a paedophile, off the back of the allegations made in the recent two-part documentary Leaving Neverland.
Speaking to LADbible, Parsons said: "It's not a huge apocalyptic effect, as some people might have expected. A big reason is that we've lived in a world in recent years where fake news has had such a major impact on our lives and what we perceive, and I think people are starting to get a little more wise to it.
"I don't want to portray people coming out as child abuse victims as something we should just turn our noses up at - it is a very, very serious allegation. But for that reason, surely then we should look at all the facts and the evidence that surrounds the allegations before we make up our minds."
Asked if he thought the documentary was fake news, he said: "A bit. In all honesty, I think the key thing it's doing is using the #MeToo movement as a kind of springboard to help get it aired, to make it feel genuine.
"We're currently in a world where a very important movement has uncovered so many disgusting things that have happened, but it has now got to a stage where it's as though we should just believe what everybody says without checking the facts."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Sergio Cortes