The legacy of the late pop star icon Michael Jackson, is almost at the brink of collapsing as the HBO documentary series ‘Leaving Neverland’ has caused ‘The Simpson’ creators to pull off the classic episode ‘Stark Raving Dad’ featuring the pop star from streaming platforms.
“It feels clearly the only choice to make. The guys I work with, where we spend our lives arguing over jokes were of one mind on this”, the show’s executive producer James L. Brooks told The Wall Street Journal. The decision comes after the Brooks together with creator Matt Groening and showrunner AI Jean, watched the ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary, which accuses Jackson of sexual abuse.
The episode, which aired in 1991 features Jackson playing Leon Kompowsky, a man who believes he is Michael Jackson. The story line of the Jackson starred episode revolves around Homer Simpson meeting Kompowsky (played with a voice by Michael Jackson) in a psychiatric home. He becomes over excited upon meeting Kompowsky, since he does not know Michael Jackson and as such thinks Komposky is the real him. When he finally returns home with his newly found friend, all of Springfield shows up to see the pop star”.
The Leaving Neverland two-part documentary features Wade Robson, 36, and James Safechuck, 40, recount their ordeal in the hands of the late pop star, when they were children. Per the episodes aired, the two gentlemen are arguing that Michael abused them sexually and showed them pornographic materials, leaving them with no choice whatsoever.
Few days after the documentary was aired, the late pop icon even in death has suffered tremendous backlash from the media fraternity as Canadian radio stations have already removed his songs from their playlists and a Jackson statue stationed at the Britain’s National Football museum has also been taken down.