Simpsons Boss Reckons Michael Jackson Used His Famous Cameo To "Groom Boys"

Getty Images

Speaking to The Daily Beast, 58-year-old Jean shared his thoughts on the episode, which, in the wake of documentary Leaving Neverland, has been pulled from syndication, The Simpsons on demand service and future DVD releases.

Radio stations in Australia and Canada have blacklisted Jackson's songs and The Simpsons' creators have pulled an episode in which the star made a cameo.

Now, in a recent interview with The Daily Beast, showrunner Al Jean has opened up about the decision to remove the episode, as well as revealing a dark theory that Jackson used his episode to "groom boys".

Jean also said that "Stark Raving Dad" has a "false purpose" in retrospect: Jackson used it "to groom boys". "It's from the heart, on our part, and I think Jim [Brooks] put it really well. And that makes me very, very sad".

"It wasn't just a comedy to him, it was something that was used as a tool", he continued. "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'm just tryna get everyone to chill out and go with the flow, be mellow and think about the bigger picture. that's me.

"I lose a little bit of money financially, it's not something that's great personally to lose one of the most successful things I ever did, but I totally think it's the right move. 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".

Lisa, left, and Leon (voiced by Michael Jackson) and Bart in 1991.

"Stark Raving Dad" aired on 19 September 1991 and featured Jackson voicing a character called Leon Kompowsky, a mental institution patient who claimed to be the singer himself.

Jackson's character in The Simpsons.

Two months after showing an autumn/winter 2019 collection inspired by Michael Jackson, the French fashion house Louis Vuitton has said it will no longer produce any of the pieces that directly reference the performer after allegations of child sexual abuse in the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland.

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.

A fan suggested she was being hounded because people wanted to hear her views on Leaving Neverland.

Related News:



Most liked

James, Lakers top Bulls to end skid
But what everyone will be talking about from this game was four points in particular, which came via two electric dunks. Ryan Arcidiacono drew the start on Sunday and there were more minutes for Wayne Selden and Shaq Harrison off the bench.

Louis Tomlinson's younger sister, Félicité, has died at the age of 18
Instagram influencer Felicite Tomlinson - sister of One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson - has died at the age of 18. Police officers are investigating the teenager's death, which they are now treating as "unexplained".

'Enormous' solar storm struck Earth more than 2,600 years ago
According to researchers, solar proton events took place in the past, with signs being conserved in ice cores and tree rings. Two severe solar storms in modern times caused extensive power cuts in Quebec, Canada, in 1989 and Malmo, Sweden, in 2003 .

Eddie Hearn optimistic Anthony Joshua on course to fight Deontay Wilder
Wilder is now being planned for a May 18 return to the ring, potentially at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Wilder vs Fury 2 won't come to fruition anytime soon, though, as the latter has signed a broadcast deal with ESPN.

Nadal and Federer cruise into fourth round, Djokovic dumped out
He will play 19-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov , the 24th seed who beat 10th-seeded Croatian Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2. Her triumph in Australia made her No. 1 for the first time, but her time at the top has been rocky.

Tehran Vows to Respond to Israeli Navy's Actions Against Iranian Oil Sales
They intervened on Friday to repel pirates who attacked an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden. "We never welcome any war, but we are ready to respond to any invasion".

New Zealand students walk out of class, kicking off global strike
Through social media, the group has also been able to communicate with protests across the globe. On Friday, kids across the Garden State will skip school for a global cause.

First Android Q beta rolls out to Pixel phones
Once you're enrolled, you'll continue to be updated to every new version of the Android Q beta automatically, over-the-air. And although Google already listed some of the new features, it is yet to officially mention some of the hidden features.

Mike Iupati to sign with the Seattle Seahawks
Keeping Fluker means Sweezy is the only starting offensive lineman the Seahawks will not return from last season. The huge negative, however, is that Iupati has gotten injured a bunch over the last two seasons.

Many Dead in Mass Shooting at Mosque in New Zealand
Lots of police and ambulance have come, and they did not allow us to go in the mosque or to get close to it", he said. Later Friday afternoon, media outlets said there also was a shooting at another mosque in Christchurch.

France begins analysis of black boxes from Ethiopian Airlines crash
The decision was taken in the wake of the fatal crash of one such airliner in Ethiopia that killed 157 people on Sunday. There are 74 registered in the United States and 387 in use worldwide with 59 carriers, according to the FAA.

How to enable dark mode on Slack for iOS and Android
You can enable YouTube's dark mode on the web (for the current browser only) by clicking your avatar, then Dark theme . The dark mode was released for beta users but now the service has extended the visually soothing feature to everyone.

Measles Outbreak In Clark County, Washington, Up To 71 Confirmed Cases
In the past week, an additional 25 measles cases were reported, with 22 confirmed in the Williamsburg neighborhood. Measles is a viral infection that is serious for small children but is easily preventable by a vaccine.

TOO FAR? Minnesota Democrats Seeking 'Primary Challenger' to Run Against Ilhan Omar
Ocasio-Cortez had only a narrow victory over her Democratic opponent in her NY district's primary, and Rep. Minnesota Democrats who are angry and offended at Rep.

Amal Clooney Looks Like an Actual Superhero in This White Cape Dress
Joining her dapper husband, who looked smart in a tuxedo, Amal shared an animated conversation with HRH Prince Charles . Amal and George are of course well affiliated with the royals, with the lawyer a close friend of the Duchess of Sussex.