Michael Jackson's songs banned from radio stations WORLDWIDE after Leaving Neverland child sex abuse claims

The Billie Jean singer faced allegations from the Leaving Neverland documentary that he groomed young children, even carrying out a fake wedding ceremony with a ten-year-old boy.

In the wake of the documentary, dozens of radio stations have refused to air Jackson's music including New Zealand stations that broadcast to over half of the population.

State-owned RNZ said their decision is “a reflection of our audiences and their preferences”.

NZME director Dean Buchanan said, “Playlists change from week to week and right now Michael Jackson does not feature on them.”

Playlists change from week to week and right now Michael Jackson does not feature on them

Several Canadian radio stations have also followed suit.

It comes after the release of the controversial two-part film, made by British filmmaker Dan Reed, that contains interviews with two former childhood fans of the Thriller singer who claim they were abused by him when they were children in his enormous California mansion dubbed Neverland.

The documentary details fresh abuse claims from Wade Robson, a choreographer who says Jackson began abusing him when he was seven, and James Safechuck, a former child actor who says the singer began molesting him when he was 10.

It was branded a “horror film” after the four-hour film's debut revealed gruesome accounts from two of Jackson's alleged victims who are now in their 30s.

Leaving Neverland left audience members shocked with graphic abuse claims including how the singer allegedly gave a young boy jewellery in exchange for sex acts.

Amy Kaufman, LA Times Hollywood writer, said: "Incredibly emotional reaction from the audience after #LeavingNeverland.

"One audience member says he was molested as a child and that Robson and Safechuck "are going to do a lot more f***ing good in the world than Michael f***ing Jackson."

Jackson, who died in 2009 of a drug overdose, strongly denied all allegations of sexual abuse made against him.

His estate has vehemently denounced the documentary.

After viewing the film at Sundance Festival, the estate called the documentary “tabloid character assassination”.

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