The Simpsons To Pull Episode Featuring Michael Jackson's Voice
A classic episode of The Simpsons which features Michael Jackson's voice will reportedly be pulled from circulation in the wake of HBO's controversial 'Leaving Neverland' documentary.
The episode, titled "Stark Raving Dad", first aired in September 1991 and features a storyline in which Lisa Simpson begins an unlikely friendship with a mental health patient who believed he was Jackson.
The cartoon's executive producer James L. Brooks told the Wall Street Journal there was no other choice to make since the airing of the documentary.
“It feels clearly the only choice to make,” he said.
'Leaving Neverland' details the experience of two men who alleged that Jackson befriended and sexually abused them as children in the early 1990s.
The reaction to the film has been swift and divisive, with many horrified over the artist's alleged actions while supporters have condemned the documentary completely.
Radio stations in Austalia, New Zealand and across the world have chosen to boycott Jackson's music.
More to come.
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Leaving Neverland will air across two nights on Network 10. You can watch part one from 8.30pm Friday 8 March, and part two from 8.30pm Saturday 9 March. Leaving Neverland will also be fast-tracked to 10 play and 10 All Access from 10.01am Friday 8 March.