Radio stations in New Zealand and Canada have dropped Michael Jackson from their playlists, following a new allegation of maltreatment by the late pop star in the narrative “Leaving Neverland.”
In the two-section film, which started airing on HBO on Sunday, Wade Robson and James Safechuck blame the artist for explicitly mishandling them over a period of time when they were kids.
Jackson’s home has pushed back against the film, considering it an “open lynching,” and is suing HBO, which shares a parent organization with CNN, Warner Media. While a few fans have taken to the late vocalist’s aid on social media, others have communicated support for his supposed exploited victims, and have talked about negative feelings they felt in playing Jackson’s song after this new allegation surfaced.
In New Zealand, various real radio stations have pulled Jackson’s music from their wireless transmissions, including business supporter MediaWorks.
“Michael Jackson isn’t right now on any MediaWorks Radio stations’ playlists. This is an impression of our groups of onlookers and their inclinations we must guarantee our radio stations are playing the music individuals need to hear” Leon Wratt, the organization’s chief for radio, said in an announcement.
Opponent supporter NZME likewise won’t play the late popular star’s music. “NZME station playlists change from week to week and right now Michael Jackson is not highlighted on them,” NZME entertainment executive Dean Buchanan told the New Zealand Herald, which is claimed by NZME A representative for Radio NZ, an openly supported telecaster, said it would possibly play Jackson in the event that it was “a piece of a news story or to give shade around a critique piece.”
In Canada, three noteworthy Montreal-based radio stations have likewise quit playing Jackson’s music, as per Canadian news outlet CBC. Different stations in Canada are currently monitoring the situations of things.
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