Leaving Neverland details disturbing stories from two men who said the superstar groomed them for sex and molested them as little boys.
As of now, the decision will also apply to Cogeco Media stations across Quebec, meaning 23 more radio stations will soon be cutting any Jackson music as well. I'm going to get it.
Calling sexual abuse "a scourge on humanity", Winfrey said: "This moment transcends Michael Jackson". After the documentary's first part aired on Monday, part two followed the night after with host Oprah Winfrey interviewing the subjects and the film director Dan Reed. Unlike Feldman, Culkin has yet to release a statement about the documentary, although he did testify on Jackson's behalf at the 2005 trial when Jackson was acquitted of charges of abuse levied against him by 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo.
Michael Jackson's fans are not happy about HBO's groundbreaking documentary Leaving Neverland and they are even more furious that Oprah Winfrey is speaking to Jackson's accusers Wade Robson and James "Jimmy" Safechuck.
"I don't think people can listen to the songs the same way anymore. They are supposed to make you happy, make you sing and dance", NH radio editor Arjan Snijders said in a broadcast on Tuesday.
Jackson's music was pulled by Cogeco stations CKOI, Rythme and The Beat. "We prefer to observe the situation by removing the songs from our stations, for the time being". The Jackson estate has responded with a $100 million lawsuit against HBO and Jackson's longtime friend Corey Feldman is also fighting back against the abuse allegations.
Jackson's fans worldwide rallied around the singer using the Twitter hashtag #MJInnocent. Some of them raised funds to pay for posters on London buses with the slogan "Facts Don't Lie".