The Discovery Channel has cancelled plans for a TV special re-enacting the autopsy of Michael Jackson, following a petition signed by 9000 fans.
“Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Michael Jackson’s estate, the scheduled broadcast of the medical documentary related to Michael Jackson’s official autopsy has been postponed indefinitely,” a statement claimed.
After news of the special came out, the singer’s estate fired an angry letter to Discovery and more than 9,000 fans promptly signed an online petition asking the network not to air it.
Co-executors of Jackson’s estate also complained about plans to air the special and advertisements which depicted a corpse covered by a sheet with a hand sticking out wearing Jackson’s signature glove.
It was due to air later this month in the UK.
Source: Hollywood Reporter