Drawing of Michael Jackson by Kurt Cobain; Kurt wearing a Michael Jackson tee shirt after their album Nevermind had kicked Dangerous off the number one position in the US charts
Bruce Pavitt on Kurt, “I spent some time with Kurt [Cobain] backstage after Nirvana’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ show. That was a real good heart-to-heart rap session. He talked about signing autographs for some young kids, and I think that made him feel really good. He was a sensitive guy who really liked kids and animals. I remember the first time I visited his apartment, he had like three different cages of gerbils. I got the impression he liked animals more than a lot of people. He talked about maybe starting a petting zoo. He was just kind of musing. The energy I was getting was kind of magical: I can pretty much do anything I want. I’d like to start a petting zoo.”
"That week, Nirvana had knocked Michael Jackson off the charts. In a lot of ways, Kurt reminded me of Michael Jackson. Think about it: Neverland … having a passion for kids and animals. I found it somewhat ironic. If I’d heard those same words coming out of Michael Jackson, I wouldn’t have been surprised at all."
When Kurt was asked about the allegations against Michael in October of 1993, he said he thought they were “ridiculous” and that they had no right to even speculate, and finished by saying, “I just feel really sorry for him.”