Louis Vuitton has pulled Michael Jackson themed pieces from their upcoming menswear collection, following backlash towards the singer since Leaving Neverland aired.
Leaving Neverland was broadcast within the UK and US and explores claims made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck towards Jackson, who died in 2009, accusing him of sexually abusing them after they had been kids.
The Michael Jackson estate and his family have denied the allegations made and the documentary divided followers, with some exhibiting their assist for Robson and Safechuck’s story.
Others mentioned it was ‘one-sided’ and defended Jackson as a substitute.
Louis Vuitton had showcased their upcoming menswear collection in January and it featured pieces impressed by the Billie Jean hit-maker throughout its Paris Style Week present to painting Jackson as a ‘pop culture artist’.
The collection is scheduled for launch in June and the style home has now confirmed they may not be promoting any Michael Jackson themed pieces.
Reuters experiences that Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke has mentioned the model is dedicated to advocating baby welfare and mentioned: ‘We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling.’
Louis Vuitton’s menswear designer, Virgil Abloh, issued an announcement that learn: ‘I’m conscious that in mild of this documentary, the [PFW] present has induced emotional reactions.
‘I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights.’
The Jackson property have filed a $100million lawsuit towards HBO over the documentary, with Michael’s members of the family insisting the claims made in it are usually not true.
Michael’s nephew Taj has accused Robson of ‘100% lying’ within the documentary and ‘trying to make money’ from Jackson.
Leaving Neverland’s director Dan Reed has hit back at such claims and insisted each Robson and Safechuck weren’t paid to look within the documentary and by no means confirmed ‘financial interest’.
Twitter has exploded because the documentary aired, and amid the furore, Michael’s daughter Paris Jackson has said it’s ‘not her role’ to defend her dad over the claims.
She tweeted: ‘There’s nothing i can say that hasn’t already been mentioned with reference to protection. taj is doing an ideal job on his personal. ‘i support him. but that’s not my function.
‘i’m simply tryna get everybody to sit back out and glide, be mellow and take into consideration the larger image. that’s me. (sic)’
Paris beforehand defended her dad’s ‘good heart’ and mentioned she ‘doesn’t assume’ his title might be tarnished due to Leaving Neverland.
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