After HBO aired Leaving Neverland on Sunday and Monday that alleges child-molestation allegations against the late musician, three major Montreal radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs. Since the airing of the controversial documentary surrounding the two alleged sexual victims, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, some radio stations in Canada and the Netherlands have stopped playing Michael Jackson's music and fans have even bombarded Oprah Winfrey with hateful messages who conducted a follow-up interview with accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck in a special that was broadcasted on Monday night. "All the anger - you guys are going to get it," she said during the interview. "You're going to get it. I'm going to get it. We're all going to get it."
Following this accusation of child-molestation, spokeswoman for the owner of the French-language stations CKOI and Rythme and the English-language The Beat says Jackson's music was pulled starting Monday morning. Cogeco spokeswoman Christine Dicaire says the action is a response to listener reactions to the documentary. She added that the decision will also apply to Cogeco Media stations in smaller markets in Quebec. The company operates 23 radio stations.
Jackson's family has however called the documentary a one-sided marathon claiming that the accusations against MJ is a "public lynching" and he was "100 percent innocent."