In the wake of HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary, the creators behind The Simpsons have reportedly determined to tug a 1991 episode that includes Michael Jackson.
Executive producer James L. Brooks says he made the choice after watching the two-part sequence about Jackson’s alleged molestation of choreographer Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
The episode in query, titled “Stark Raving Dad,” options the King Of Pop voicing the character Leon Kompowsky.
Creator Matt Groening and producer Al Jean agreed with Brooks.
“There are quite a lot of nice reminiscences we’ve got wrapped up in that one,” Brooks informed the Wall Street Journal. “And this definitely doesn’t enable them to stay.”
Jackson’s visitor function was featured on the primary episode of Season three, nevertheless he was uncredited for contractual causes and unconfirmed till years later. The plot revolves across the Simpson patriarch Homer who goes to a psychological establishment and shares a room with Kompowsky who claims to be Michael Jackson.
The episode additionally contains the “Happy Birthday Lisa” track, which Jackson wrote particularly for the present.
TMZ stories executives have already began the method of eradicating the episode from their syndication circulation, though it is going to take a while to fully erase it from DVD and streaming providers.