As the 10 year anniversary of Michael Jackson approaches the icon’s music is in peril of being pulled from radio stations everywhere. The HBO documentary has caused an outrage over Michael Jackson’s alleged actions of sexual abuse to minors. It started in Quebec and now spreading to other parts of the world that the “King of Pop” will no longer be played on air.
After appearing in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, James Safechuck and Wade Robson doubled down on their allegations against Michael Jackson. The host went on to proclaim that this is bigger than Michael Jackson and has propelled outlets worldwide to cancel the legend of Michael Jackson. New Zealand radio stations have put a ban on playing music from Jackson. State-owned RNZ said their decision is “a reflection of our audiences and their preferences”. NZME director Dean Buchanan said, “Playlists change from week to week and right now Michael Jackson does not feature on them.”
The owner of Montreal’s French-language stations CKOI and Rythme, and the English-language The Beat, said Jackson’s music would not be played until further notice. Media company Cogeco covers 23 smaller stations and won’t feature Jackson on their airwaves as well. They proclaim they are only responding to the outcry.
The film’s director, Dan Reed, said, “People will have to listen to his music in the knowledge that he was a prolific child rapist. If they’re comfortable doing that, fine. If they’re not, well perhaps listen to something else for a while.”
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