Sales of Michael Jackson’s songs drop post release of Leaving Neverland documentary

There has been no end to public outcry ever since the documentary “Leaving Neverland” premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The two-part HBO documentary that details the alleged sexual abuse two men endured from Jackson have resulted in a permanent tainting of the powerful singer’s legacy. As per The Hollywood Reporter, offers of his broad back inventory, incorporating hits with Jackson 5 and The Jacksons, has fallen by four percent.

Radio stations around the world have begun pulling and/or restricting MJ’s music from their sets. On one hand, many have condemned the late pop star’s actions and taken steps to disassociate with the King of Pop, others are choosing to not believe the accusers and denouncing the film.

The Nielsen Music discoveries likewise report that taking a gander at collection deals Michael’s fell by 39 percent in a similar range, dropping to around 1,000, down from almost 2,000.

Steadfast aficionados of Jackson’s promised not to quit listening to his music in the wake of the controversial documentary, while BBC Radio 2 took the choice to expel his music from their playlists.

The BBC said they have not ‘prohibited’ Jackson, rather a representative stated: “We consider each bit of music on its benefits and choices on what we play on various systems are constantly made in light of applicable gatherings of people and setting.”

What’s more, since his demise in 2009, his home has gathered a detailed $2.1 billion from his backlist and other melodic supports.

The Jackson family have denied the charges against the late vocalist, saying the HBO and Channel 4 film is “about the cash”.

Nimra Arshad

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