Radio stations in Canada have dropped Michael Jackson's songs
Some radio stations in Canada have begun to cancel Michael Jackson songs from rotation following the documentary that was aired by HBO "Leaving Neverland". Radio stations in New Zealand too have dropped Michael Jackson from their playlists, following the same accusations of abuse by the late pop star in the documentary.
The two-part documentary, which aired Sunday and Monday nights, detailed Jackson’s alleged sexual abuse of two boys, and has been met with a mix of controversy and (from some corners) skepticism. Since then, broadcast companies in New Zealand and Canada have pulled the pop icon’s music from the airwaves.
Wade Robson and James Safechuck
Some fans have taken to the singer's defense on social media, while others have expressed support for his alleged victims, and have discussed feeling uncomfortable about listening to Jackson's music in the wake of the allegations.
Meanwhile in the United States, Oprah Winfrey interviewed Robson and Safechuck, the victims who were alegedly abused by the pop star.
" I had no understanding that what Michael did to me sexually was abuse." said Robson.
The singer was cleared of one set of child molestation charges in a high-profile 2005 trial, which focused on a boy named Gavin Arvizo. During that trial, Wade Robson, one of the two Leaving Neverland subjects, testified in Jackson’s defense. He’s since recanted his testimony, claiming in the new documentary that Jackson molested him over a seven-year period.
Micheal Jackson is currently the seventh best selling artist in the US.