TfL said the posters would be removed, and “have been rejected due to the public sensitivity and concern around their content”.
Radio stations have removed Michael Jackson’s songs from playlists, and a new biographical musical, Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough, has been postponed.
A black man does not have to be found guilty he only has to be accused. The question is not whether we should stop listening to Michael’s music or whether to remove the posters; the question should be whether the accusations are legitimate. No evidence has been found against him.
You have to understand that this is one of the most powerful men in music. His image transcends generations. Even after he passed away his estate is still making billions. He is a very intelligent man; Michael Jackson invested enormous wealth in music publishing including Bealtes’ publishing rights.
This is really not about sexual abuse; it’s about destroying a black man who is so powerful. In comparison to the ‘king of rock and roll’ there were rumours about Elvis who “preyed on 14-year-old girls”, why have we not brought him to scrutiny. Michael has been targeted not because he abused these people but because he is a black man and he has superseded white people at their own game in terms of wealth and status.