Ahead of the debut of the Leaving Neverland documentary set to air on HBO subsequent month, a Danish Mall has eliminated a statue of Michael Jackson.
Denmark’s oldest shopping center ditched the statue out of worry that outraged customers would vandalize it.
Leaving Neverland focuses on the accounts of two males who say Jackson sexually abused them for years as youngsters.
The Roedovre Centrum mall said that they had already acquired round fifteen complaints concerning the wax statue from customers. The wax determine was a part of an exhibition that coincided with a week-long winter vacation for Danish college students. The exhibition additionally featured wax sculptures of Julia Roberts and Marilyn Monroe.
Leaving Neverland first screened on the Sundance Film Festival on January 25. The documentary will seem on HBO in a two-part sequence on March three and March four.
Michael Jackson’s property has denounced the documentary as “tabloid character assassination” and “public lynching.”
The movie’s director, Dan Reed, commented on these accusations and mentioned that Jackson shouldn’t be characterised in any respect within the documentary.
“If you watch it you’ll have observed that it’s a narrative about these two households and Jackson is a component of that story.”
Reed says the documentary focuses on account of sexual abuse and the way it can occur, together with the implications it will probably deliver later in life.
Jackson’s household says these allegations are solely surfacing as a result of the singer shouldn’t be right here to defend himself. Both of Jackson’s accusers advised investigators that Jackson had not molested them through the 2005 trial.
“Leaving Neverland isn’t a documentary, it’s the sort of tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in demise,” the household said. “The movie takes uncorroborated allegations that supposedly occurred 20 years in the past and treats them as truth.”
Jackson’s property referred to as the 2 accusers “perjurers” and “opportunists” of their statements to the media.