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Canadian Radio Stations Pull Michael Jackson From Playlist


In the wake of HBO’s shocking documentary “Leaving Neverland,” which detailed the alleged abuse of two boys by Michael Jackson, three Canadian radio stations have decided to pull the singer’s music from their playlists.

“We are attentive to the comments of our listeners, and the documentary released on Sunday evening created reactions,” a spokesperson for Cogeco Media, which owns the three stations  tells Variety. “We prefer to observe the situation by removing the songs from our stations, for the time being.”

And they’re not the only ones.  Two New Zealand stations, MediaWorks and NZME, have also announced that they won’t play Jackson’s songs right now. There was a report over the weekend that BBC 2 had “quietly” removed his songs, although that report was later denied.

  • ONE MORE THING! TMZ cameras caught up to Stevie Wonder at LAX and asked him how folks should feel about listening to Michael’s music in the wake of the “Leaving Neverland.” Stevie, for one, doesn’t think we should abandon the late singer. He notes, “hopefully we can continue the legacy of inspiration that he’s given a lot of kids and a lot of people.”

Source: Variety

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