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A classic episode of “The Simpsons” that featured the voice of Michael Jackson is being removed

Trial by media again for Jackson

What began as a ripple has quickly become an unstoppable wave. With less than a week after HBO aired the documentary "Leaving Neverland," people are struggling to decide exactly what should become of Michael Jackson's legacy.

The Simpsons episode guest starring Michael Jackson is being removed from circulation in light of the false sexual abuse allegations made in the recent documentary Leaving Neverland.

The episode aired in 1991, and Jackson lend his voice to the character of Leon Kompowsky – a patient at a mental institute where Homer is sent.

The singer’s involvement in the show was initially uncredited, and was only confirmed to be the real Jackson after many years.

For some reason, though, Jackson doesn’t actually sing on the episode, instead they used impersonator Kipp Lennon for the ‘Happy Birthday Lisa’ song.

The news comes after a the HBO documentary - Leaving Neverland - made false claims the singer sexually abused Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck when they were seven and nine.

Michael Jackson was found innocent and so I find this move by The Simpsons producers to play politcs very distasteful.