British radio listeners will not be hearing any Michael Jackson songs on BBC Radio two, with the Sunday Occasions reporting the nationwide radio station has “quietly dropped the King of Pop’s music from its playlists” due to the shocking allegations in “Leaving Neverland”, the controversial HBO documentary set to air on Sunday, March three and Monday, March four.
Directed by Dan Reed, “Leaving Neverland” particulars the horrific accusations of Wade Robson, 36, and James Safechuck, 41, who each allege that the “Thriller” singer sexually abused them when they have been youngsters.
“We take into consideration each and every piece of music on its merits and choices on what we play on various networks are often created with relevant audiences and context in thoughts,” a spokesperson for BBC Radio two told NME.
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The Jackson estate has taken legal action against HBO and denied the allegations of the guys, with the late star’s loved ones members appearing on “CBS This Morning” to refute the claims in the documentary, insisting the accusers are only following dollars.
“These persons felt that they’re owed one thing,” stated the late singer’s nephew, Taj Jackson. “You know, as an alternative of operating for one thing, they blame every little thing on my uncle.”
According to the Occasions, the choice to delete Jackson’s music from the station’s playlists was created final week the final time a Michael Jackson song was played on BBC Radio two was Saturday, Feb. 23.