Michael Jackson’s legacy is continuing to be erased after the airing of HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has decided to remove three of the King of Pop’s items from display due to the latest allegations of sexual abuse from Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
“When we put together exhibitions, we look at the objects and their association with high-profile people,” Chris Carron, the museum’s director of collections, told the Indianapolis Star. “Obviously, we want to put stories in front of our visitors (showing) people of high character.”
The items removed from display include a fedora and glove he wore while performing. An autographed poster of him and Ryan White, a teenager that contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion in 1990, was also removed from the Ryan White tribute in the “Power of Children” exhibit.
“When you learn new stories or you look at something historical in a different way, then sometimes we re-evaluate whether that’s appropriate to be (on display), Carron added.
Since the airing of the doc, his music has been removed from radio station airplay in New Zealand, Canada and the Netherlands. No word of his music no longer being played anywhere in the United States, however airplay fell 13 percent nationwide according to Billboard. Louis Vuitton also announced that they are no longer creating pieces influenced by Jackson for their fall/winter 2019 collection.