Michael Jackson myth: Why Japanese police don’t wear white gloves because of Thriller star

Over his profession, the Thriller star rocked the charts with hits that may ultimately result in him being dubbed ‘The King of Pop’. Michael Jackson’s gorgeous sound, dynamic dance strikes and smooth model would lead him to notoriety all all over the world. One specific clothes merchandise that grew to become synonymous with the star was his single glove – made of white cotton embellished with both Swarovski crystals or sequins. The weird piece was even believed to have been adopted by regulation enforcement in Japan as a tribute to him – however the fact behind the story is definitely fairly completely different. 

On the podcast ‘No Such Factor as a Fish’ episode 308, which aired on February 14, they defined the actual cause behind the weird white glove development. 

Co-host Anna Ptaszynski defined that the parable was truly a “large false impression” and as a substitute attributed it to The Beatles.

Hideo Yamada was in cost of safety when The Fab 4 first landed in Japan to play for keen followers in Asia, again in 1966. 

In a 2010 interview, he confirmed that it was all because of British boyband – who consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. 

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Mr Yamada’s perception was that it will create a barrier between and create boundaries throughout their bodily interactions.

The chief of police hoped it will encourage his males “to be as correct in motion as look”, based on a 2013 Japan Occasions article.  

Ms Ptaszynski added: “It was to strengthen this factor referred to as ‘reigi tadashii’ – which is type of ‘a notion of proprietary.’”

Prior so far, it was solely Japan’s Imperial Guard who wore white gloves. 

Anne Miller, a visitor on the podcast, quipped: “The Japan subway is famously very, very, very busy.

“They’ve folks whose job it’s to push folks into the carriages to crowd extra folks in and I’m fairly certain they wear white gloves, 

“Possibly it’s to make it a bit extra well mannered fairly than ‘I’m shoving you’, it’s ‘I’m formally shoving you.’”

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