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Radio Stations Around The World No Longer Play Michael Jackson Music

Documentary Leads To Mass Disapproval Of Michael Jackson The world has been captivated by the “Leaving Neverland” documentary, which paints legendary singer Michael Jackson as a child abuser. The...

Documentary Leads To Mass Disapproval Of Michael Jackson

The world has been captivated by the “Leaving Neverland” documentary, which paints legendary singer Michael Jackson as a child abuser.

The controversial HBO documentary debuted on March 3, but information about it has been leaking to the public over the course of many weeks.

As a result, some radio stations around the world have decided to stop playing his hits.

Three stations in Canada have made the decision to pull songs like ‘Beat It’, ‘Wanna Be Starting Something’, ‘Thriller’, and ‘Billie Jean’ (just to name a few) from their repertoire.

Cogeco spokeswoman Christine Dicaire says the move was made based off of listener requests.

A similar decision has been made in New Zealand, with any station owned by MediaWorks and New Zealand Media Entertainment now banned from busting out tracks from the King of Pop.

MediaWorks Group content director Leon Wratt said: “We aren’t deciding whether Michael Jackson is guilty of paedophilia, we’re just making sure our radio stations are going to play the music people want to hear.”

He was interviewed by radio station Magic Talk, where he added: “You’ve got 500 songs on a playlist and you have to make the decisions which 500 are the ones people will want to listen to.”

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