Wade Robson not forcing fans to boycott Michael Jackson’s music amid sex abuse allegations

Wade Robson no longer listens to Jackson’s music (Picture: Channel 4; PA)

Wade Robson says he’s will not force Michael Jackson fans to boycott the late singer’s music despite the sex abuse allegations against him.

Robson, along with James Safechuck, accuse Jackson of grooming and sexually abusing them during their childhood in the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland.

Their serious allegations have added fuel to the #MuteMichaelJackson movement. But while Robson, 36, has made the personal decision to stop listening to Jackson’s extensive catalogue of hits, he doesn’t want to enforce the same on others.

Speaking to TMZ on Tuesday, Robson explained: ‘I don’t have any moral authority to make a judgement for everyone else on that.

‘I don’t listen to his music because I have a personal experience with it. But that’s everyone’s individual choice.’

As for his intentions in taking part in Leaving Neverland, Robson states that he wants viewers to ‘question in general who it is that we’re worshipping and why’.

Jackson’s music has been banned from many radio stations around the world (Picture: Getty Images)
Robson met Jackson when he was around seven (Picture: Channel 4)

Jackson’s music has been banned from several radio stations around the world following the release of Leaving Neverland.

The documentary’s director, Dan Reed, shared his thoughts on whether Jackson’s music should be struck from playlists.

Speaking at the press launch for Leaving Neverland, Reed said: ‘It seems to have had an effect on people who have watched the film, the reaction I’ve heard most often is that people don’t want to hear his music.

‘But it’s a personal thing. I wouldn’t get behind a campaign to ban his music, I don’t think that makes any sense.’

Earlier this month, singer Peter Andre weighed into the music ban debate and said it’s unfair to do so without proof of the allegations.

Writing in his New! Magazine column, Peter said: ‘You can’t just stop listening to an artist’s music due to accusations alone. And let’s not forget some of his songs weren’t even written by him.’

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