The Simpsons Have Removed Every Trace Of The Episode Featuring Michael Jackson From Circulation

The HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, that is causing radio stations to stop playing Michael Jackson’s songs has now moved over to the genre of television. The Simpsons have removed one of their early classic episodes, “Stark Raving Dad”, from circulation. The episode has Homer Simpson mistakenly admitted to a mental institution where his roommate Leon Kompowsky, is voiced by Michael Jackson. The episode also featured Jackson performing a song written by his character and Bart Simpson, which was a birthday song to Bart’s sister Lisa.

Leaving Neverland is causing quite the stir, featuring the stories of men who makes claims of sexual assualt against Jackson  Longtime producer of the show Jim Brooks recently spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the decision. You can check out what he had to say below.

“I’m against book burning of any kind, but this is our book, and we’re allowed to take out a chapter.”

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More from Brooks:

“It feels clearly the only choice to make. The guys I work with—where we spend our lives arguing over jokes—were of one mind on this. This was a treasured episode. There are a lot of great memories we have wrapped up in that one, and this certainly doesn’t allow them to remain.”

Of course seeing how the Internet is a thing that exists, and tons of people have The Simpsons on DVD, the episode will not completely go away, and will always be available for those who seek it out. However creator Matt Groening, Jim Brooks, and others involved with the show have made it quite clear they want nothing to do with the episode.

Was this the right thing to do, what are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments down below!

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