After the premiere of documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” where two adult men shared how they were abused by Michael Jackson from the ages of 7 and 10 in the early 1990s, horror and disbelief has been spread amongst the deceased pop star’s fan circle. The reaction following the document has been overwhelming and some radio stations in Canada and Netherlands have also stopped playing Jackson’s music.
Following the developments and general horror amongst the masses, Simpsons producers have also decided to pull back episodes featuring Michael Jackson. An old episode of “The Simpsons” featuring the voice of Michael Jackson is being pulled from all future broadcasts. “It feels clearly the only choice to make,” James L. Brooks was quoted as telling the Wall Street Journal.
Simpsons cartoon featured Michael Jackson in 1991, during its third series, in a episode called “Stark Raving Dad”. Jackson voiced a character in a psychiatric ward who believed he was the pop star.
Jackson’s family has termed the documentary and news coverage a public lynching claiming Jackson was innocent. The estate also filed a lawsuit against HBO earlier this year claiming that the channel had breached an agreement about not disparaging Jackson.
Michael Jackson, who died in 2009, was also acquitted in 2005 for molesting a 13-year-old boy at his Neverland ranch in California. In 1994, Jackson also settled a sexual abuse lawsuit concerning another 13-year-old boy.