Show dropped by broadcaster due to ‘bad taste’.
The Discovery Channel has pulled the plug on a Michael Jackson autopsy re-enactment programme after criticism.
Discovery Networks has decided not to show ‘Jackson’s Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson’ after executors of Michael Jackson’s estate said that the show was “in shockingly bad taste”. The programme was due to air this month across Europe. Singer, Jackson, died at his home Neverland in June 2009 aged 50. He had been rehearsing for a This is It tour prior to his death. It’s reported he suffered health issues for a number of years leading up to his final demise.
Jackson is best known for his work with his brothers in the 1970s as ‘The Jackson Five’ and later as a solo performer with hits such as Bad, Thriller and Heal the World.
The network issued a statement stating that the upcoming court case surrounding Michael Jackson’s death was also a factor in the decision to pull the programme.
“Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Michael Jackson’s estate, the scheduled broadcast of the medical documentary related to Michael Jackson’s official autopsy has been postponed indefinitely.”