Canada: radio stations ban Michael Jackson music over abuse allegations

Canada: radio stations ban Michael Jackson music over abuse allegations

Due to the resurfacing of these allegations, radio stations across Quebec have begun removing any Michael Jackson songs from the air, with at least three stations officially refusing to play any of his music again.

"We are attentive to listeners' comments, and last night's documentary created reactions", Christine Dicaire, director of marketing and communications for Cogeco, said in a statement [via the Canadian Press].

Jackson's music has been pulled from the BBC Radio 2 playlist in the United Kingdom, and from Canadian radio stations CKOI, Rythme and The Beatin.

So far, Cogeco Media is the only radio station operator in Canada to ban Michael Jackson's music from playing on air. "They are supposed to make you happy, make you sing and dance", NH radio editor Arjan Snijders said in a Tuesday broadcast.

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In Britain, where "Leaving Neverland" is set for release Wednesday and Thursday on Channel 4, reports had said the BBC shelved the King of Pop's catalog - which includes eminently danceable hits like "Billie Jean" and "Thriller" - in light of the film.

In the documentary, Wade Robson and James Safechuck allege that when they were children, Jackson regularly sexually abused them.

Still, many of Michael Jackson's hardcore fans are taking this documentary and the allegations as if they were personal attacks and are making their voices and anger known. It details the abuse allegations of two men who had previously denied Jackson molested them and actually supported him to authorities.

Robson, 36, and Safechuck, 40, both came forward as adults, first via 2013 lawsuits and later in the documentary, to talk about the alleged abuse, which Robson says started when he was 7, Safechuck when he was 10. Feldman told police and later spoke to CNN about the abuse, which he said was also endured by his friend and fellow child star, the late Corey Haim.

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