'The Simpsons' Will Pull Their Michael Jackson Episode From The Air

"The only choice to make."


Ethan Meldrum

8 March 2019

Ethan Meldrum

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The episode of The Simpsons featuring Michael Jackson will be pulled from the air, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The 1991 episode, Stark Raving Dad, will be pulled from rotation following allegations against Jackson from two men, accusing him of sexually molesting them while they were minors.

Jackson voiced the character Leon Kompowsky, a patient in the psychiatric hospital who believes he is Jackson, who befriends Homer Simpson.

“It feels clearly the only choice to make,” The Simpsons producer James L. Brooks told WSJ.

Brooks said, while the episode was one of his favourites, it wasn't the right choice to allow it to continue to run.

“The documentary gave evidence of monstrous behaviour," he said.

"This was a treasured episode. There are a lot of great memories we wrapped up in that one, and this certainly doesn’t allow them to remain.”

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