In cancel culture does Michael Jackson still have a legacy?

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In cancel culture does Michael Jackson still have a legacy?

Ten years after the star's death, the documentary 'Leaving Neverland' has forced many to reassess his legacy

Zola Zingithwa

Last Tuesday it was exactly 10 years since Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 in his home in Los Angeles.

In what might have been a year dedicated to remembering him, the release of the documentary Leaving Neverland in 2019 has meant the world has had to revisit sexual abuse allegations against him, while cultural critics try to grapple with the late artist’s legacy.

Leaving Neverland was produced and directed by British filmmaker Dan Reed. It features Australian dancer and choreographer Wade Robson and computer programmer James Safechuck, who allege that Jackson sexually abused them when they were children. It also features interviews with some of their family members...

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