Discovery Channel documentary Michael Jackson Autopsy postponed indefinitely

By on Jan 1, 2011 in Europe, Television Comments

The controversial documentary Michael Jackson Autopsy which is supposed to air at Discovery Channel TV in UK on January 13, 2011 was postponed indefinitely, as TMZ was believed to be the first one to break this news on Friday.

According to the report, Discovery Channel TV network officials announced that the Michael Jackson documentary entitled ‘Michael Jackson’s Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson’ was postponed indefinitely.

“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,” Discovery Networks International said in a statement, apparently to TMZ.

The Estate of Michael Jackson co-executors John Branca and John McClain were reported to have demanded Discovery Channel through a letter on Wednesday to cancel the airing of the program, accusing the network ‘of exploiting the death of the King of Pop’.

Apparently, Michael Jackson estate co-executors and a lot of Michael Jacskon fans were also outraged by an ad released by Discovery Channel for the Michael Jackson Autopsy documentary.

As shown here in the photo, a corpse wearing Michael Jackson’s signature glove lies on a steel gurney covered by a white sheet.

Earlier reports also revealed that the fans of Michael Jackson filed an online petition to stop Discovery Channel from airing the show.

Meanwhile, Michael Jackson estate co-executors released a statement saying that they are pleased with the decision of Discovery Channel to pull out the airing of the Michael Jackson Autopsy documentary.

Discovery Channel made the correct decision in choosing to cancel this exploitative program. We are hopeful that this show will never run in any market in the future.” Their statement said.

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