Michael Jackson's Statue Is Being Removed From Manchester Museum

AllHipHop Staff

The pop singer's legacy is starting to crumble in the wake of a shocking documentary by HBO.

(AllHipHop News) A statue of Michael Jackson has been removed from the National Football Museum in Manchester, England, following the U.K. release of the "Leaving Neverland" documentary.

In the film, which aired in the U.K. earlier this week, Wade Robson and James Safechuck detail their allegations the late King of Pop sexually abused them for years, when they were children, at his Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.

The statue had been displayed at the museum since 2014, but bosses opted to take it down in the wake of the accusations against Jackson.

The documentary, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, has also cost Jackson airplay in various countries as radio station producers have decided to boycott his music.

There are also reports the $250 million posthumous deal Jackson's estate bosses made with Sony Music is in jeopardy over the film scandal.

But the King of Pop does have one high-profile supporter in rapper T.I., who insists the "Leaving Neverland" allegations against Jackson are "assaults against our culture."

T.I. has taken to Instagram to speak out and defend Jackson.

Sharing a 1999 interview Jackson gave Piers Morgan, in which he denies abusing children, the rapper added the caption: "Let this man speak for himself to defend his legacy. Don’t just listen to one side and expect to find truth. Oh that’s right... Dead men can’t speak. So what was the point again? Destroy another strong black historical LEGEND?!?!"

T.I. then takes aim at Elvis Presley and Hugh Hefner's alleged pedophilia, adding, "It’s several examples of pedophilia in American History... if y’all pulling up all our old s##t... we gotta examine ELVIS PRESLEY, HUGH HEPHNER (sic),and a whole slew of others guilty of the same if not more!!! BUT WHY US all the time? There’s an agenda to destroy OUR CULTURE."

Comments (2)

Oh I never read such news about him before. It is very sad to hear the news that statue of Michael Jackson has been removed from the National Football Museum in Manchester. Is this news is real? I can’t believe it. After reading this post I have visited some other sites also. In all posts I have read same news. Michael Jackson is one of my favorite singers. He has won many people’s heart. I think this news will make sad for his fans. Why this information was hiding for long years? And I do not know why people are talking more about this story. The statue removal comes as sexual abuse allegations against the singer are detailed in a new documentary film. The statue was commissioned by Fulham's then chairman Mohammed Al Fayed following Jackson's death in June 2009. The National Football Museum (NFM) said the statue had been taken off display as part of "ongoing plans" to "better represent" football's stories. Two men, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, allege in the Channel 4 documentary, Leaving Neverland, that they were sexually abused by the superstar. There have been reports of radio stations dropping Jackson's music from their playlists, while some fans on social media have said they are boycotting the star. An NFM spokesperson said: "Plans have been under way for a number of months to remove the Michael Jackson statue from display as part of our ongoing plans to better represent the stories we want to tell about football. As a result of this, the statue has now been removed. Anyway thank you so much for sharing the information here. We cannot trust one easily, one day the hidden news will be out. Keep up the good work! Try to post informative contents like this. Have a great day ahead! Enjoy! (Essayservices. org)

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Let's hear Michael Jackson side of the story... Oh wait. We can't. This is some BS.