From Jackson 5’s star to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson left behind a legacy that has become hard to carry on. His songs are still on the playlist of a million of people. With “They Don’t Really care about us” he addressed the globe about the power of Unity at a scale only comparable to a few. “The Earth Song” gave the world lessons of sustainable Management and Environment Conservation. You will recollect his voice asking you to look in the mirror and accept the power of solitude and will.However, after the disturbing claims of the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland,” many fans have started to rethink their feelings about the late King of Pop. As great as those songs are, it has become hard now to hear them in quite the same way.
Allegations of being a pedophile have followed Jackson for decades. But this time, with the power of national television, amplified by internet outrage and the #MeToo movement, together brought new hate for the superstar’s legacy almost 10 years after his death.This is similar to how Lifetime’s recent “Surviving R. Kelly” finally shifted public opinion about the R&B singer. However, muting Michael Jackson — a still-beloved pop icon whose music transcends boundaries of age, race, and geography — is a much thornier prospect.To this date, Jackson hasn’t been convicted of any crime. His 2009 death insulated his legacy somewhat because it ended his chance of being convicted in any more criminal charges against him.
ackson family has called “Leaving Neverland” — in which two men accuse Jackson in graphic detail of sexually molesting them when they were boys — a “public lynching” and have suggested the accusers have been motivated by financial gain. Jackson’s estate has filed a suit against HBO. (HBO and CNN share parent company WarnerMedia.)
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