Michael Jackson will remain in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite the new wave of allegations that stem from the documentary Leaving Neverland. The singer was inducted as part of the Jackson 5 in 1997 and then as a solo artist in 2001. There are no plans to remove him since it is the music genius in him that got him inducted in the first place.
“As with all of our inductees, Jackson was recognized for musical excellence and talent as well as having a significant impact on rock ‘n’ roll, and was elected by a diverse voting body of historians, fellow musicians, and music industry professionals,” a representative from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said.
This includes the current exhibition at the Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland. “Original artifacts and memorabilia from many artists’ lives and performances are on display in our exhibits. There are no plans for this to change,” he also said.
Another affiliation to Michael Jackson that remains untouched is with Las Vegas and Cirque du Soleil. The king of pop’s legacy-celebration show ONE at the Mandalay Bay is still selling out performances every single week with no known plans of the show going away. Likewise, Michael Jackson’s Broadway musical Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough is still slated to open in the summer of 2020.
Unfortunately, the king of pop’s legacy is not welcomed everywhere.
The same version of that Broadway musical was also set to open in Chicago, but the Michael Jackson Estate decided to pull the plug on that one. Some memorabilia from the ‘Billie Jean’ singer was removed from the Indianapolis Children’s museum following the airing of the documentary. Additionally, after listener’s reactions, three radio stations in Canada pulled music by Jackson from their airways.
These allegations have brought upon everyone the most vital question: do you separate the art and music from the man? After all, he was one of the greatest entertainers the world ever had.
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