Discovery pull Jackson autopsy programme

The Discovery Channel has pulled the plug on a Michael Jackson autopsy re-enactment programme after criticism.

Discovery Networks has decided not to show ‘Jackson’s Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson’ after executors of Michael Jackson’s estate said that the show was “in shockingly bad taste”. The programme was due to air this month across Europe.

The network issued a statement stating that the upcoming court case surrounding Michael Jackson’s death was also a factor in the decision to pull the programme. “Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Michael Jackson’s estate, the scheduled broadcast of the medical documentary related to Michael Jackson’s official autopsy has been postponed indefinitely.”