A visit to the Brazilian favela where Michael Jackson filmed

(Fusion Soccer)

They do really care about Michael.

In 1996, Michael Jackson released two videos for his controversial song, "They Don't Care About Us." Amid protests from the Brazilian government, one of these was filmed in Santa Marta, a favela in Rio de Janeiro ("Favela" is Portuguese for "slum").

Fusion Soccer's Mariana van Zeller visited this neighborhood 18 years later to learn more about the story behind the video. It was the gangs, she learned, that gave Jackson security when he visited.

Watch Fusion's video to learn more about the King of Pop's visit to the neighborhood, what it's like today, and how World Cup fever is very much alive and well there.
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