Michael Jackson film prompting few to ditch King of Pop‘s catalog: Poll

By – The Washington Times – Saturday, March 9, 2019

Most people surveyed about said rekindled allegations of sexual abuse have not stopped them from listening to the late singer’s music, pollsters said Friday.

The results of a national poll conducted in the aftermath of recently airing an explosive new documentary about , “Leaving Neverland,” found that a minority of respondents have stopped listening to his songs following the film’s television debut last weekend.

Among 1,952 adults surveyed this week, 16 percent said they have stopped listening to , or roughly one-in-six people polled.

More than half of respondents – 54 percent – said they have not stopped listening to ’s music, however, according to The Morning Consult/The Hollywood Reporter .

Twenty-two percent of respondents said they did not listen to before the film’s release, and nine percent said they had no opinion, the poll concluded.

Produced by British filmmaker Dan Reed, “Leaving Neverland” profiles two adult men – Wade Robson and James Safechuck – what claim they were sexually abused by as boys.

died in 2009 at the age of 50. His estate has denied the men’s allegations and is suing for $100 million.

On Thursday, meanwhile, James L. Brooks, a longtime producer of “The Simpsons,” said that a 1991 episode of the animated series featuring an uncredited appearance by would be from circulation to “show compassion for ’s alleged victims.”

“The documentary gave evidence of monstrous behavior,” Mr. Brooks told The Wall Street Journal.

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