After 'Neverland’: Starbucks removes Michael Jackson from official playlists; LV says docu caused 'the greatest pain'

England's National Football Museum also removed a statue of the singer.

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Since the documentary's release, several big companies have taken steps to distance themselves from Jackson.
WASHINGTON D.C. [USA]: Following the broadcast of ‘Leaving Neverland’, many popular brands like Starbucks and Louis Vuitton are trying to distance themselves from Michael Jackson.

Earlier this month, HBO aired the documentary titled ‘Leaving Neverland’ which details allegations of sexual abuse committed by the late King of Pop. The film stirred controversy, drawing mixed reactions from the public. The late singer’s family criticised the film, while, many fans and supporters of Jackson staged protests against the broadcast of the documentary.

Since its release, several big companies have taken steps to distance themselves from Jackson, reported E! News.


"@Starbucks Why are you still playing Michael Jackson in your stores?" a fan asked the famous coffee shop chain on Twitter recently.

“Thank you for making us aware. We can confirm there are currently no Michael Jackson songs on official Starbucks Spotify Playlists. Would you mind sharing the store location so we can follow-up?” the brand replied in a tweet.


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Starbucks isn’t the only brand that has stopped playing Jackson’s songs. Several radio stations in Canada and New Zealand have also banned the late singer’s music from their playlists in the wake of the recent allegations made in the documentary.

However, streams of the late artist’s music have remained steady.

The famous fashion brand Louis Vuitton has also distanced itself from the singer after the broadcast of the film.

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In a statement to WWD as cited by E! News, the company stated that the documentary has caused the fashion brand "the greatest pain," adding that the company was "unaware" of it at the time of the fall 2019 menswear fashion show.

The show took place a week before the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The collection drew inspiration from Jackson's pop culture legacy for the fashion show.


"We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling and disturbing. Child safety and welfare is of the utmost importance to Louis Vuitton. We are fully committed to advocating this cause," said Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton's chairman and chief executive officer.
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Following the release of the recent documentary, the producers of 'The Simpsons' also removed an iconic 1991 episode featuring Jackson's voice from all the official online streams and TV feeds.

Rapper Drake during his 2018 U.S. tour performed his track titled ‘Don't Matter to Me’, which features vocals that Jackson recorded in 1983. Drake went on a new tour in Europe a week after ‘Leaving Neverland’ aired and amid growing controversy, his set lists removed the song.

From 'Billie Jean' to 'Beat It': Michael Jackson's Top 5 Hits Of All Time
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Michael Jackson, possibly one of the finest entertainers the world has ever seen, would have celebrated his 60th birthday today.

Jackson made a foray into the world of music and showbiz as a singer in 'Jackson 5' in 1964.

The star went solo in 1971 and released a string of record-breaking albums, enthralling performances, shock-value music videos, and electrified stadium audiences around the globe.

Audiences loved him the world-over with his kinetic live shows. He has to his credit numerous awards and honours.

As supremely gifted a songwriter as he was a dancer and choreographer, Jackson seemed incapable of penning anything other than a hit in his prime.

Here's a look at his top 5 tracks which topped Billboard charts:

Michael Jackson, possibly one of the finest entertainers the world has ever seen, would have celebrated his 60th birthday today. Jackson made a foray into the world of music and showbiz as a singer i..
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The track peaked on the charts on March 5, 1983, remained at the peak position for 7 weeks, and was on the charts for a straight 25 weeks.

The track was one of the best-selling singles of 1983 and became the biggest-selling single for Jackson as a solo artist. It was written and composed by Jackson, and produced by Quincy Jones and Jackson.

The song was awarded numerous honours, including two Grammy Awards and an American Music Award.

Listen to the song here.

The track peaked on the charts on March 5, 1983, remained at the peak position for 7 weeks, and was on the charts for a straight 25 weeks. The track was one of the best-selling singles of 1983 and be..
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The track peaked on the charts on April 30, 1983, remained at peak position for 3 weeks,and was on the charts for 25 weeks straight.

It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and received the 1984 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, as well as two American Music Awards.

The song is also notable for its famous music video, which featured Jackson bringing two gangsters together through the power of music and dance, and for Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo.

Listen to the song here.

The track peaked on the charts on April 30, 1983, remained at peak position for 3 weeks,and was on the charts for 25 weeks straight. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United Sta..
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The track peaked on the charts on January 19, 1980, remained at peak position for four weeks, and made its presence felt on the charts for 24 weeks.

The song was written by English songwriter Rod Temperton and produced by Quincy Jones. It was released on November 3, 1979 as the second single from Jackson's fifth solo album, 'Off the Wall' (1979).

It was also the third number one hit of the 1980s,a decade whose pop singles chart would soon be dominated by Jackson.

According to Billboard, the song was the fourth biggest single of 1980. It is also considered one of the last hits of the disco era.

In Pic: Michael Jackson is seen here with his father Joe Jackson.

Listen to the song here.

The track peaked on the charts on January 19, 1980, remained at peak position for four weeks, and made its presence felt on the charts for 24 weeks. The song was written by English songwriter Rod Tem..
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The track peaked on the charts on December 10, 1983, remained at peak position for six weeks, and remained there for 22 weeks.

The song written and performed by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, released in 1983. It was produced by George Martin for McCartney's album, 'Pipes of Peace'.

The song was recorded during production of McCartney's 1982 'Tug of War' album.

The video, filmed in Santa Ynez Valley, California, features cameo appearances by Linda McCartney, La Toya Jackson and Giraldi.

Listen to the song here.

The track peaked on the charts on December 10, 1983, remained at peak position for six weeks, and remained there for 22 weeks. The song written and performed by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, re..
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The track peaked on the charts on October 13, 1979, remained at peak position for a week, and remained on the charts for 21 weeks.

This was Jackson's first single to hit #1 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 charts in seven years, and his first solo #1 on the 'Soul' singles chart.

The song was a worldwide success. Within a few months of release, the song was certified Gold, and eventually earned a Platinum certification for sales in excess of two million physical US copies and three-time Platinum of digital sales in August 2018.

Listen to the song here.

The track peaked on the charts on October 13, 1979, remained at peak position for a week, and remained on the charts for 21 weeks. This was Jackson's first single to hit #1 on the United States Billb..
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National Football Museum, located in Manchester, England, removed a statue of Jackson following the allegations against him. It was removed as a part of "ongoing plans" to "better represent" football's stories, according to the BBC as cited by E! News.

‘Leaving Neverland’ tells the story of two men Wade Robson and James Safechuck. Both of the men say that they met Jackson as children when the singer was at the height of his fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They allege that Jackson sexually abused them, causing them trauma lasting into their adulthood.

Jackson’s estate has criticised the film, previously calling it “tabloid character assassination.”

Michael Jackson's 8th Death Anniversary: Here are some interesting facts
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It has been eight years since the untimely death of Michael Jackson. But for his millions of fans around the world, the King Of Pop remains immortal through his timeless music and dance.

In all these years gone by, the world has not found a replacement!

On his death's eighth anniversary, we take a look at some of the lesser-known facts about one of the greatest performers of all time.
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'Billie Jean' was the first music video by a black artist to air on MTV.

The hugely popular song was the second single from Michael Jackson's sixth solo album, 'Thriller'.

Apparently, 'Billie Jean' is based on a true story. Michael claims an obsessive fan tried to say he was the father of her child.
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Thriller is the best selling album of all time. It has sold over 42.4 million copies worldwide.

The popular video for the song almost didn't make the cut.

Michael wanted the 'Thriller' video destroyed after he found out that the Jehovah's Witnesses heard he was doing a video about a werewolf.

He later agreed to go ahead with it only after a disclaimer was added to the video.
Thriller is the best selling album of all time. It has sold over 42.4 million copies worldwide. The popular video for the song almost didn't make the cut. Michael wanted the 'Thriller' video destro..
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Michael Jackson's famous dance move, the moonwalk, is said to have been based on the routine of mime artist Marcel Marceau. Although he did not invent it, but MJ certainly perfected the move!

And his popular 'lean' in 'Smooth Criminal' was due to a special patented 'anti-gravity illusion' shoes.
Michael Jackson's famous dance move, the moonwalk, is said to have been based on the routine of mime artist Marcel Marceau. Although he did not invent it, but MJ certainly perfected the move! And hi..
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