Posted on September 21, 2016, at 5:17 a.m. ET
She then decided to tweet the photos her mom sent her, which have since been retweeted more than 24,000 times.
She acquired the cutout while walking around a mall in Taipei, Taiwan, where she lived from third to sixth grade.
Liao added that she is “pretty sure” she handed the worker about $6 for the cutout.
“I’m pretty sure my mom still has a recording of the piano song i wrote for MJ to serenade him,” Liao said.
Her gym teacher had also spoken to her parents, saying that the cardboard MJ was distracting the other kids, Liao said.
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