It was allegedly reported at the wake of the controversial Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, that the late singer sexually abused children, and the board agreed that his music will no longer be played on NEW ZEALAND and Canadian radio stations.
The NEW ZEALAND MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT NZME has also agreed that MJ’s records will not be played anymore from their end.
Michael Jackson’s songs has also been removed from the NZME playlist that is always changed every week. The NZME director Mr. Dean Buchanan in a chat with the NEW ZEALAND Herald has explained why the playlist no longer features Michael Jackson’s songs.
Leon Wratt the radio director has this to say;
“Michael Jackson isn’t currently on any MediaWorks Radio stations’ playlists,” MediaWorks radio director Leon Wratt shared in an official statement. “This is a reflection of our audiences and their preferences — it is our job to ensure our radio stations are playing the music people want to hear.”
Radio NZ, a publicly-funded New Zealand station, has said that it will only play MJ’S songs if they provide colour to a commentary piece or make any contribute to a particular story.
Three very popular Montreal stations in Canada have removed Michael Jackson’s music from their playlist as well, also, so many other Canadian companies and radio stations are also monitoring the situation to see how it unfolds and how they can contribute to the situation.