Michael Jackson - Jackson Estate Executors Outraged By Autopsy Special

The executors of MICHAEL JACKSON's estate have fired off an angry missive to the head of the Discovery Channel TV network in an effort to make him reconsider plans to show a re-enactment of the King of Pop's autopsy in Europe.
Ads for the January (11) TV special have already aired in the U.K. and now co-executors John Branca and John MCClain have penned a letter to David Zaslav, urging him to pull the programme out of decency.
In the document, obtained by TMZ.com, they accuse the network's bosses of operating in "shockingly bad taste... while cynically attempting to dupe the public into believing this show will have serious medical value".
Branca and MCClain add, "We were especially outraged when a sickening print advertisement for the program appeared making light of Michael's death by depicting a corpse sprawled on a steel gurney covered by a sheet with a hand sticking out wearing Michael's signature sequined glove.... The ad is debased, sick and insensitive."
They conclude the letter with, "On behalf of Michael's family, fans, common sense and decency, we urge you to reconsider and cancel this program."


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It is my hope that millions of decent people will not waste their valuable time viewing a program of this sort.
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It's about time!! I thought the Estate would never respond to this effrontery. I hope Discovery Channel won't air that disgusting and disrespectful program against the KING OF POP.
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I am totally discusted by this, Michael would be very saddened by this , I cannot imagine what Michaels family are going through, God bless Michael, his beautiful children,his family and millions of fans, we will stand by Michael, and the people who made this can rot and have no peace in this life and the next, I love you Michael.
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You are sick. How sad for Michaels family. I will never watch Discovery again, even if you don't air the show. I am done with you. There are billions of people who love MIchael.None of them will watch. I hope you rot in hell for this one Discovery. Shame on you!!!!
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This is so SICK!!!!!!!!! hopefully with all the millions of fans arond the world, this will be stopped............................
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How disgusting is it to want to re-enact something that is so private, personal, and so disgusting. Will the public ever leave this man alone. The almighty dollar seems to win out, not human decency. I'm sick and appauled by the network that they would stoop so low. Haven't we all suffered enough with losing him, why make his death such a mockery. His children, his parents, all his loved ones, and we the fans, we are sick of the depraviety this show and other shows before make a mockery out of Michael one more time. Whats next? Why not just get a dummy and call it Michael Jackson and do what they did to witches...burn him at the stake. You are really sick networks if you can do that to the most beautiful person that walked on this earth, next to Jesus. I love you Michael...I'm sorry that the ignorance still stands.
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OMG!!!!!!!!HOW SICK !!!!!!DO NOT SHOW SUCH CRAP WHAT ASS*OLE CAME UP WITH THIS!!WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR CHILD OR FATHER OR FAMILY BETTER YET YOU, YOU SICK SICK PERSON PLEASE STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING MICHAEL JACKSON WAS & STILL IS A BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEING WITH A HEART OF GOLD, HIS CHILDREN & FAMILY DO NOT NEED THIS SMUT & LIES ABOUT THEIR FATHER & CHILD MJ IS THE GREATEST EVEN IN HIS DEATH HE IS STILL "THE KING OF POP" LEAVE HIM ALONE..LET HIM RIP LET HIS FAMILY GO ON LIVING...AS A #1 FAN I WOULD NEVER WATCH SOMETHING SO SICK,,I THINK ALL THE FANS AROUND THE WORLD WOULD AGREE, NOW BACK OFF!!!!!!!
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It's not uncommon for simulated autopsies to be performed for educational purposes on synthetic cadavers. 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 an internationally beloved superstar for ratings. 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 idiots work for Discovery? Heads should roll over this bone head decision.
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you know what? you are a very dangerous people. I am totally outraged!!! first of all. I click the page of the autopsy.and it looked like an alien made of rubber. you just want to get paid. Why don't u leave Michael Jackson and his family alone. It is done in very bad taste.And another thing. Dr. Murray attorney's have lost their minds, You know that the statement, where as follows, 4 different kinds of medications. before he passed away. this was his statment before. so how in the world, would he be able to inject himself. If he was allready high, Start making sence. Murray you are guilty!
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There is shock TV and then there is SICK. What were the producers of this show thinking? How would they feel if this was their loved one? THINK THINK THINK. If this show is not stopped, I hope no one wastes their time watching it.
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