An episode of “The Simpsons” that features the voice of Michael Jackson will be removed from circulation — less than a week after the release of a documentary that examines the late singer’s alleged pedophilia, according to a report.
James L. Brooks, a “Simpsons” executive producer, told the Wall Street Journal that he and two other creators of the show decided to pull the episode after watching “Leaving Neverland” on HBO.
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“The documentary gave evidence of monstrous behavior,” Brooks told the newspaper.
“The guys I work with — where we spend our lives arguing over jokes — were of one mind on this. It feels clearly the only choice to make.”
The classic episode, “Stark Raving Dad,” features the voice of Jackson as Leon Kompowsky, a mental hospital patient who shares a room with Homer Simpson.
Jackson’s character sings “Billie Jean” and teaches Homer how to do the moonwalk during the brief appearance.
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