Simpsons Showrunner Suspects Michael Jackson Used Show To 'Groom Boys'

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As the fall-out caused by new documentary "Leaving Neverland" continues to unfold, the man behind The Simpsons has come out and said that Michael Jackson apparently used his cameo in the show to "groom boys". "I don't believe in going through and making judgments on every guest star and saying 'this one was bad, that one was bad, ' but the episode itself has a false objective, and that's what I object to about it now". I really don't know, and I should be very careful because this is not something I know personally, but as far as what I think, that's what I think.

"Stark Raving Dad" was Jean's first episode as showrunner, a significant milestone in his career.

"Stark Raving Dad" aired September 19, 1991 as the show's Season 3 premiere. "That, to me, is my belief, and it's why I think removing it is appropriate", Jean told the outlet.

The show's chief creative team, including showrunner Al Jean, chose to pull the 1991 season opener "Stark Raving Dad", which features Jackson, after seeing the new documentary "Leaving Neverland" and realizing the late singer may have used the appearance for nefarious purposes, reported The Daily Beast.

Taking things even a step further, he stressed his stance by adding that the episode "was part of what he [Jackson] used to groom boys". Leon is welcomed into the Simpson home, where he helps Bart write a birthday song for Lisa, "Happy Birthday Lisa". "And that makes me very, very sad".

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"The episode itself has a false goal, and that's what I object to about it now", Reiss said.

Jackson wasn't credited on the episode initially but it was later confirmed that he was voicing the character.

After weathering numerous allegations of child sexual abuse before his death in 2009, Jackson's legacy as one of the greatest pop stars of all time has been badly damaged in the wake of the documentary, despite his estate, relatives and hardcore fans making vociferous denials of any wrongdoing.

Denise, whose son James Bulger was killed by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, took to Twitter to rant about the controversial Channel 4 documentary in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck allege they were abused by Michael. Like do you truly believe they stand a chance?

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