Michael Jackson’s estate attempts to halt autopsy show

HollywoodNews.com: Despite his unfortunate passing this past year, the king of pop, Michael Jackson, is still causing a stir, but this time it’s MJ’s estate versus a controversial new special that is set to air in the UK, January 13.

The special will reportedly include a reenactment of the autopsy performed on Michael Jackson that found the estate’s co-executors John Branca and John McClain shocked and outraged. Branca and McClain had this to say to the president of Discovery Channel.

The found the idea of the special to be in “shockingly bad taste … motivated solely by your blind desire to exploit Michael’s death, while cynically attempting to dupe the public into believing this show will have serious medical value,” reports TMZ.

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  • December 29, 2010 | Permalink |

    It’s not uncommon for simulated autopsies to be performed on synthetic cadavers for educational purposes. The distinction is that those synthetic cadavers are not identified as representing a specific person. In the case of Michael Jackson, it’s clear that ethical considerations were completely steamrolled in favor of exploiting for ratings an internationally beloved superstar.

    Oprah Winfrey’s new network is about to be rolled out, isn’t it? It’s likely that in a bid to convince sponsors that Winfrey can deliver the eyeballs, some young turk in the Discovery advertising department thought this travesty of a program would be a good idea. What insensitive idiots work for Discovery? Heads should roll over this bone head decision.

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