From “Beat it, “Thriller”, & “Man in the Mirror”, the King of Pop’s legacy has forever lived on.
After being the third best selling music artist of all time, Michael Jackson’s career still lived on after his death on June 25, 2009. However, his legacy took a sideways turn after the HBO’s two-part documentary, Leaving Neverland, was released. This documentary dropped bombshells about Michael Jackson.
According to Rollingstone.com, “For over four hours, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, two former child performers, describe, in often excruciating detail, the way Michael Jackson allegedly groomed and sexually abused them while they were children.”
Oprah cosigned the documentary by interviewing Safechuck and Robson. The Jackson family denied all allegations against Jackson.
According to Rollingstone.com, “The Jackson Estate engaged in a full–throated counter–offensive, denying the allegations, questioning Safechuck and Robson’s credibility and claiming the film ‘violates all norms and ethics in documentary filmmaking and journalism. It is a disgrace.’”
After the allegation made against Jackson, a statue of Michael Jackson was removed from Britain’s National Football museum.
According to CNN.com, a spokeswoman for the museum said, “As part of our ongoing plans to better represent the stories we want to tell, we have made a decision to remove the Michael Jackson statue from display.”
The Football museum did not want to say whether they were with or against Michael Jackson, so they thought the best route would be just to take down the statue.
According to Rollingstone.com, “Obviously, Jackson, who died in 2009, cannot face new criminal charges (he was acquitted on child molestation charges in 2005), but his estate remains a massive business.”
Rather the accusations are true or not it is hard to accuse Michael Jackson. He cannot represent himself because he is deceased.
Just know if anything does happen to you, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673. It available 24/7.