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The Iowa State Fair’s plan to memorialize Michael Jackson in butter has turned sour.  A majority of folks in the Hawkeye State just don’t think MJ has the credentials to merit such a creamy honor, even though the Jackson 5 once played the state fair in 1971.

So reported the New York Times over the weekend:

“We started hearing concerns from the public that he wasn’t an Iowan and didn’t have a connection to the fair,” said Lori Chappell, the fair’s marketing director, explaining why organizers ultimately put the question to a public vote.

Sixty-five percent of respondents to an online poll rejected the idea to include a butter sculpture of MJ doing the moonwalk, part of a previously planned display honoring the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk.

Maybe they thought it was, ahem, too cheesy?

Video courtesy of WHO-TV