Some Canadian radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs

Michael Jackson Dropped From Some Radio Stations Following Child Sex Abuse Doc

According to CNN, multiple radio stations in New Zealand will no longer be playing Jackson's music.

The report says the Canadian radio stations listen to comments and reactions from their audience and reacted accordingly.

"We're excited to see people from all around the world who also probably love Michael Jackson's music and agree that it's time to have this tough conversation about whether we're honoring a man that maybe doesn't deserve the honor", said Rebecca Gerber, director of advocacy and engagement for Care2.

"In light of what is happening at the moment, smoothfm is not now playing any Michael Jackson songs". RNZ radio in New Zealand has pulled Jackson from their playlist with program director Dean Buchanan noting, "Playlists change from week to week and right now Michael Jackson does not feature on them".

At this stage, no USA or United Kingdom radio stations have confirmed their intention to do so. So there's the artist and the alleged abuser...but can we really separate the two?




The documentary "Leaving Neverland" began airing on HBO Sunday. The documentary is named after Jackson's California residence.

The singer's estate has labelled the documentary an "outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson" and has launched a lawsuit against HBO.

The story also quotes another report in British newspaper The Sun, in which a "source" claims she's anxious that "Leaving Neverland" could damage her fledgling career as a singer and actress.

In the two-part film which premiered on the network Sunday night, Wade Robson and James Safechuck describe their childhood experiences with Jackson in graphic detail, saying Jackson groomed and manipulated them and their families. He died in 2009.

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