Leaving Neverland: should we stop listening to Michael Jackson’s music?

For decades, Michael Jackson has been named “the King of Pop”. He is known as one of the most famous pop stars of all time.

In light of the controversial documentary Leaving Neverland, which aired on Channel 4 on 6 March, many worldwide radio stations have banned the singer’s music from being played.

The documentary has left many shocked by the allegations made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claimed they were abused by the singer when they children.

The graphic detail of the documentary has resulted in a split opinion between viewers, with some, including famous journalist Louis Theroux, claiming they believe Jackson is a pedophile. Whilst the rest have denied the allegations and say he is still innocent.

Michael Jackson 1984.

But, despite of this, has his legacy tarnished since the documentary? And should we continue listening to his music?

A recent twitter poll posted by NME asked the audience whether they would continue listening to Jackson’s music, and these are the responses:

Almost half of voters said they’ll still listen to the King of Pop.

Many diehard fans refuse to believe the allegations, as the director of Leaving Neverland Dan Reed admitted that the two men told their stories as an attempt to make money from Jackson’s estate.

Brendon disagrees with Theroux, arguing that the men were only in it for the money.

For others, including those who grew up admiring the singer, the documentary has changed their views for the worse:

Ali Murray states that she will no longer be listening to his music.

Where do you stand?

After watching the documentary, would you stop listening to the singer’s music? Leave your views below.

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