January 26, 2021

'The Simpsons' withdraw the episode in which Michael Jackson participated | TV

'The Simpsons' withdraw the episode in which Michael Jackson participated | TV

The Simpson They have many classic episodes that everyone remembers. One of them is the Michael Jackson, in which a character claims to be the singer despite not physically appearing. It was in 1991 in the third season and the voice of the character put it in his day the musician and became almost instantaneously one of the favorites of the followers of the Fox animation series. But this week the producers of The Simpson have decided to withdraw that chapter after watching the documentary Leaving Neverland, from HBO (in Spain it will be seen on Movistar + starting on Saturday, March 9), informs The Wall Street Journal. In the documentary, four hours long, two men accuse Michael Jackson of abusing them when they were children.

"Clearly, we feel that it is the only option," said James L. Brooks, executive producer of The Simpson, who has said that they had not done it before because Jackson was acquitted in a trial in 2005, but after watching the documentary they were convinced of the need to do so. The company that manages the legacy of Michael Jackson (who died in June 2009) has placed a claim for 100 million dollars (about 90 million euros) to the HBO chain accusing it of violating a "do not underestimate" clause that was included in a past agreement to issue in 1992 the return of Jackson to the scenarios with the Dangerous World Tour.

"He abused us hundreds of times", feature Wade Robson, 36, and James Safechuck, 40, in the documentary. According to narrate, the interpreter of Thriller abused them when both were minors, with seven and ten years, respectively

Some days ago, a Canadian group of radio chains decided to stop programming songs by Michael Jackson for the same reasons as the producers of The Simpsons.


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