Michael Jackson's musical accomplishments definitely felt the negative impact of many personal issues and scandals. Everything from child endangerment to possible inappropriate actions with a child and allegations of prescription abuse have had a negative effect on his musical career even if they were not proven to be true. Micheal Jacksons career later in life could of been so much more if it were not for all of the scandals and person issues.
I think Michael Jackson music is not overshadowed by his personal issues. He will always be known as the King of Pop and although this issues did hurt his image people still will remember the music. As years go on his music will still be around and people will talk less and less about his personal issues.
Michael Jackson was a talented singer and songwriter. No amount of personal misfortune and sensationalism can outweigh that. Had his life not ended so early, he may very well have continued garnering fame for his musical accomplishments. As it stands now, he is still earning fame when contemporary music artists create medleys and duos with his songs.
No, Michael Jackson's personal issues did not overshadow his musical accomplishments. Although, people will forever remember the negative allegations that Jackson has faced over the years, his musical accomplishments are far to great and too important to the music industry as whole and to his many fans. There are many musical artists that are inspired by Jackson's music and speak favorably of him. As a result, they influence their fans to do the same.