Michael Jackson fans petition to stop autopsy re-enactment
December 14th, 2010
10:37 AM ET

Michael Jackson fans petition to stop autopsy re-enactment

Michael Jackson fans are fuming over an upcoming Discovery Channel special that features a re-enactment of the late King of Pop's autopsy. Now, they've launched an online petition to try to stop the documentary from airing.

"Based on the autopsy’s report and court documents, the film will show a reproduction of the body of the star in every detail," the petition says of "Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson," set to air in the U.K. on January 13.

The group is urging fans of Jackson – who died of a drug overdose at age 50 in 2009 - to voice their complaints to the Discovery Channel, claiming that "[t]he documentary aims to follow a doctor who will dissect the body and reveal the true reasons for his death by spreading rumors about his addiction or his skin condition."

The petition continues, "Like any other human being on this earth, Michael Jackson is entitled to a minimum of decency and respect," and asks "the directors of the Discovery Channel programming to proceed with the outright cancellation of this indecent documentary, detrimental to both the person and his family and loved ones."

The network has confirmed to CNN that the special will air in the U.K. only on January 13, and that Discovery currently has no plans to air the special in the U.S. A spokeswoman for Discovery told CNN that she has seen the petition, but could not confirm if the network has received any petitions or how many, and declined to comment on the petition beyond that.

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  1. Ben from Baltimore

    Discovery Communications will do anything for money. I wouldn't expect anything less from the company that condones video child exploitation for money (they own TLC or as I call them TEC-The Exploitation Channel). I am ashamed that their headquarters are in my home state of Maryland. Greedy pigs. "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."-Matthew 18:6-Bible verse

    December 29, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. slbts

    Micael Jackson helped people even in his death – he said that money was the root of all evil – money helped to end his life. http://www.stopoxy.com

    December 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |

    You have in


    December 21, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |

    I am against
    that and a lack of respect
    Michael Jackson
    This is a disgrace TO DO WITH MICHAEL



    December 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Daylight26

    Could not say it better then sbsanta, well done.....and thank you for sharing! Here in Europe it has been the same, the past years before his death (still can´t get/believe it), the so called "serious" German Magazine wrote...(in their "This was 2005" edition)..."ein felloser Zombie" (Skinless Zombie"....and people went like "Yeah, he fell pretty deep"....we have been fed, and still are being fed, the most incredible stories. Michael ones said an expression that stayed with me till today; "Lies run fast but the truth runs Marathons"....seeing what´s going on with Discovery Channel is the final proof that what Rev. Al Sharpton said is right...."Ain´t nothing weird with Michael, it´s what Michael had to deal with that was/is weird". However there is, and always will be, something positive to learn from all this Media.Carneval because Michael has the best thing on his side....TIME! When w´r all long gone...let´s come back in 50 or a hunderd years and we will see....! Love and Merry Christmas to all....from Europe!

    December 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. keathea

    i really really hate discovery for doing this to Michael. i hope they will nor air it.
    i curse them.

    December 21, 2010 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Maggie

    This doccie is pretty disgusting, no matter who the subject is. What is wrong with people that they think something like this is ok? It's time the media starts taking responsibility in how they treat people. Is it any wonder our global icons keep turning up dead long before their time??? Not to mention the fact that their is a man on trial for the death of Michael Jackson and crap like this undermine the legal process!

    December 21, 2010 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. Andjustice4some


    December 20, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. Andjustice 4some

    Please MJ fans...write to mjj@innocent.com and PROTEST THIS SHOW. The MJJ Justice Project will forward your letters to the Discovery Channel.

    December 20, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. LB

    I have never been so disgusted about anything in my entire life!!! This is so disgraceful..no respect for a HUMAN BEING!!! Yes Michael Jackson was a human being even though the media doesnt seem to think so..Discovery Channel has lost a viewer and I'm not surprised that Oprah is involved..Total disregard for MJ's dignity...SHAME!!!!! THIS IS LUDICRIOUS!!!!! The media should be airing a show on MJ's humanitarism...He was the greatest humanitarian in the world..Even in death MJ can not rest in peace wIth this sort of nonsense...I AM OUTRAGED OVER THE WHOLE SITUATION!!!!

    December 19, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. eva maria uhl

    its enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    michael is dead,he needs respect and rest in peace.
    its soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sick,talking about his dead body.its absolutly disoraceful
    disuspectful and unnecessary.
    i am really angry...............
    iplease stop this channel.
    iin loving memory of michael jackson..................

    December 19, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. Magsy17

    This airing from the Discovery Channel is another attempt at pointing the finger at Michael Jackson.

    Are you all trying to say that he did it himself?! Yeah. We totally understand what’s going on. Michael Jackson supporters are fully awake. Cont.

    December 18, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Magsy17

      Cont. We are not in stupors and we challange this continued bias against Michael Jackson. This barrage of distortions and lies will never end as long as we are indifferent because the media label us as "fanatics".

      December 18, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Magsy17

      Cont. We are concerned about the wrongs being made right for Michael. We will not sit idly by and say nothing. We are extremely upset about the airing of this horrendous "show" and request that it be cancelled in it’s entirety in the UK and never shown in the US. 

      December 18, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Magsy17

    Interesting that thid site sensoring the rest of the comment.

    December 18, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Magsy17

    So sad that a fine gentleman like Michael Jackson who was/is preferred above most because an excellent spirit was found in him. He was granted the power of favoritism from God. People around the globe respect him because he was a child of the "King". Yet many people in high places plotted, and still do, against him because no fault was found in him and he was faithful to the mission of what he was sent here to perform. He overlooked many a transgression when he walked among us and he still can not be left alone to rest in quiet peace. "Breaking News": Everybody wants a piece of Michael Jackson. Well the discovery channel has picked a terrible way to get attention and to break off a piece of him. This show is in poor taste and they know it. It is because it's Michael Jackson and no one cares. But those who love and respect him care deeply. We also care about Mr. Jackson’s family. They have suffered enough and still suffer.

    Cont. From MJBookins

    December 18, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Magsy17

      "For you to include this line is the example of bias against what we at are rallying against "who died of a drug overdose at age 50" What? Seriously? NO mention of Dr. Murray..? The way you state it, INFERS MJ overdosed himself!! Is that your aim?


      December 18, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. seven

    Let's avail ourselves of some facts, shall we?

    Mr. Jackson did not "die of a drug overdose". He was overdosed by another person ie: the drug was administered to him by another. If you read the autopsy, it clearly says that. It also says the cause of death is "acute propofol intoxication" – NOT "drug overdose. The autopsy also lists his death as a "homicide". That means Michael was killed by ANOTHER person – not himself, though I understand the incompetent doctor plans to assert that Michael injected himself with propofol, which the autopsy report says is highly unlikely given the scene of the murder. Propofol is very fast-acting so it would have been nigh on impossible for Michael to have given it to himself in a such an amount as was found in his body – he was saturated with it. He did not do this to himself. That is impossible.

    It's also worth pointing out that propofol is neither a prescription drug or a painkiller. So the common meme that "Michael Jackson died of an overdose of painkillers" or a "prescription drug overdose" is inaccurate at best, and deliberately misleading at worst. This is not Anna Nicole or anything like that case. It's quite different. Anna Nicole was not murdered. Michael Jackson was. Do you know the difference between a drug overdose and a murder? Evidently not.

    Further, such a hideous spectacle as Discovery plans on airing would never be considered on the body of Farrah Fawcett or Lady Diana, or anyone else. But since it's Michael Jackson, whom the media evidently does not deem human, they seem to think it fine & dandy. I'm certain Michael Jackson's family and his 3 children disagree – both about the program Discovery plans on airing and on the Michael Jackson as human concept. In case no one realized it, particularly the media, I'll give the scoop: MICHAEL JACKSON WAS A HUMAN BEING and therefore deserving of the same medical privacy and respect as anyone else. There are HIPPA medical privacy regulations and an estate that Discovery will have to deal with as well. Mr. Jackson's estate have been notified of this travesty and they are outraged. I'm fairly certain using Michael's name and likeness in this manner are illegal no matter where in the world it airs. Mr. Jackson was born in and died in the US and therefore US laws ought to be followed and respected in these matters.

    Also, there is a pre-trial hearing going on during the same dates this program is to air. That it "only" airs in the UK is irrelevant given the advent of YouTube and other technologies. The moment the program airs it will be on YouTube for all the world to see and it could affect the outcome of those hearings. In fact it almost seems as if it were planned that way.

    That Discovery wants to continue the 'freak show' caricature which the media sliced and diced Mr. Jackson up with in life even after his death, by slicing and dicing his fake body up on a television program is a disgusting display of their intent to appeal to the lowest mentalities in our society – for profit.

    As for the "doctors" participating in this macabre event, I know quite a few doctors. They've all told me that the only type of physician that would participate in such a disgusting program are unethical charlatans. So there you go.

    This program will apparently feature a 're-enactment' of his autopsy, allegedly to "help with speculation about Michael's medical conditions." But who do they think they are kidding here? All such a program is likely to do is to further fuel
    speculations about his medical conditions and they certainly know that yet are indifferent to it as well as being indifferent to how this is going to appear to Mr. Jackson's children and family.

    But hey, anything for a buck though, eh media folks? Of course.

    December 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Nina Fox

    What possible educational value would the discovery program exploiting Michael Jackson provide? Other than the degradation of an individual's humanity and dignity. What evidence is established that the synthetic cadaver is even anatomically correct?

    This provides absolute reprehensible proof that corporate ideology has "no consciousness" and should have never been given "individual" rights by the Supreme Court!

    December 18, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  17. SZ

    The inclusion of the statement “who died of a drug overdose at age 50” clearly indicates the mind-set of those who have no regard for their fellow man, or care to present anything remotely based on fact. As has been stated, it is a point of fact that airing this subject matter is an inflammatory attempt to gain publicity for a failing network/channel.

    Mr. Jackson was, in his lifetime, debased by the media in an inhuman way, and continues to be maligned and degraded by that same “Media-Mafia” after his passing. For more than 20 years this man; this fellow human; has been used as a ‘resource’ to gain a quick ‘return on investment’, with no thought whatsoever given to ‘truth’, or to ‘fact’.

    There are other avenues of exploration that would bring the desired attention to this network that it so obviously, and desperately, seeks. Avenues that don’t convey such callousness and disrespect of man’s right to privacy. The pursuit of attention and/or viewership by the continued degradation of a fellow man’s humanity and dignity is reprehensible at the least.

    If the Discovery channel desires to keep its good name, in any capacity, it may be advantageous for them to carefully reconsider the consequences of airing such vile and indecent material simply for the purposes of publicity.


    December 18, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  18. mjinmyheart

    this is a complete injustice and should not go ahead this is completely immoral and Discovery know it! this should never have been approved in the first place once again the media leeches are conituing to belittle michael even in his passing he can't be left alone and that is what is being forgotten about! also the fact that he has three young children who adored him very much! and who may one day hear about this! or god forbid catch a glimpse imagine that this was a member of your family, mj thought of us all as brothers! we should fight for our brother mj with the love that he taught us that is how i feel in my heart and i will forever continue to fight untill his good name is vindicated and truth and justice prevail!

    December 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Gaël

    I personally dislike lies, false truths and disrespect toward the memory of missing people and their families. Please keep this in mind.

    December 17, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  20. @speechlessluv

    Greetings to those who will read. First, I would remind you that Michael Jackson was first and foremost a human being with a big heart. and everyone knows or does not know it was a very big victim of the media.he had the nickname Wacko Jacko, it was said of him that he was a strange man was talking about his surgery, his manner of living, and several have won excuse me their lives with their rags filled with lies.lies that have destroyed not only a human being, but also destroyed a lifetime.,and I say huge lack of respect towards him, he has never answered by hate. Today he died, leaving the rest in peace, this show is a very great lack of respect for a deceased person, do you think, has his family, his children, and the little dignity he has left, that we did not managed to steal.a full autopsy in television, but good god or are we, we are well into year 2010.there is no need for the autopsy, he had already had 3, and results are available.Now the stage is made for justice michael jackson we are went at the time of the court and the law.since that day, I want to remember that there was a man with michael jackson, name Dr. Conrad Murray.authorizes only in hospitals, and with supervision, cardiac monitor, IV infusion, defribilator.because if you do some research, it is a very dangerous drug, The respiratory effects of propofol are potentiated by other respiratory depressants, including benzodiazepines.[18]
    As with any other general anesthetic agent, propofol should be administered only where appropriately trained staff and facilities for monitoring are available, as well as proper airway management, a supply of supplemental oxygen, artificial ventilation and cardiovascular resuscitation.[19] side effects is pain on injection, especially in smaller veins. This pain can be mitigated by pretreatment with lidocaine.[2, he did not die of an overdose she was injected dose, it could not have done by himself.it is negligible from a doctor, who knew that this substance are not authorized outside a hospital,and who has disobeyed the protocol of his profession.so I judge that the program is useless, and we already have reports of the official autopsy.So on this, I ask that you please remember to remove from your schedule grillew this lack of respect.to Mr. Michael Jackson, his children, his family and fans.I ask you with please, to stop for one minute your thought, paying tribute to Mr. Jackson, and withdraw the projected emission.thank you very much and my distinguished greetings.

    December 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  21. marcial

    medialoids made michael jackson's life a living hell! and now in his death they still continue to tear this time his legacy apart!
    for god sake leave this good man alone,let his soul rest in peace! jealousy must stop! cruelty must stop!for michael's children sake! this show must stop!

    December 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  22. cindy

    please DISCOVERY, make a show about Michael Jackson's talent, work and art, just like you did about so many celebs like M Monroe or Marlon Brando I recently seen and enjoyed. there's plenty of things to say about MJ and his 40 years career and charity work, Heal the World organization that still has a various activity. I am ferm against airing a show about his autopsy, that is NOT something you sd in a TV Show for God's sake. You always do that show without mentioning a name. Why do it now?? Because it's Michael Jackson? well, I'm telling you : NO MJ FAN WILL WATCH THIS OR EVER WATCH DISCOVERY CHANELS AGAIN AND THERE ARE THOUSANDS IF NOT MILLIONS OF US! not to mention that no educated person would approve that! that's just too out of line. WAKE UP DISCOVERY!!!

    December 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  23. cindy

    that is NOT educational in ANY way, that is just disrespectful for a human being, for his family and children. I am a Discovery fan, but if this freak show airs, I'll NEVER watch Discovery Chanels again, and I'll make sure nobody in my family and friends do. We have enough horrible movies in the news, we need education and not mocking on Discovery!!! This mockery has to STOP NOW!

    December 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Momo

    This is disgusting And its so wrong, no other human being would be treated in death the way Michael Jackson has been treated and it needs to end I will not be giving discovery any viewership! I've had it with the media and there disrespect for Michael Jackson, his family, his friends, and his fans! I wish the media would get there facts especially "Discovery" and "CNN" before you write that it was a drug overdose it was not! It was at the hand of a careless irresponsible doctor!

    December 17, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  25. tiffjan79

    I'd much rather watch a t.v. show about Michael Jackson's charity work and the contributions he made to this world. Nobody wants to hear the positive things MJ has done. He gave all that he had to helping people.

    December 16, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  26. tiffjan79

    This is disgraceful and outrageous and a disgusting idea. How about a t.v. show showing your mother's autopsy or you grandmother's autopsy...get the point. Just plain disrespectful. People will do anything to make some money.

    December 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
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    December 15, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Cat

    Dont show this to MJ kids and family, and we dont want to see this too!!PLEASE DONT DO THIS

    December 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Judy Morris

    I am appalled that Michael was treated this way. I would like to see something put into place within the law that this never happens again to any person, famous or otherwise. There is something wrong when money takes p residence over the truth. Michael died because of these media people, because of the hurt and injustice of that trial. He is gone because of greedy people who lacked moral and solid values.

    December 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Magsy17

    @CB & Wayne Newton please do your homework. His autopsy report is readily available online. No holes were found on his face. Also readily available online the fact that his insurance company paid out on the civil suit against his wishes. What kind of parent accepts money instead of justice if his child is harmed? Oh right one that almost killed his child, one that had his child emancipate himself from his father also one that commited suicide probably from guilt at being such a loving and caring father. All readily available online.

    December 15, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • sbsanta

      Indeed. Unfortunately, folks like "CB" and "Wayne Newton" are no different than the mainstream media bandwagoneers (viewers and faux journalists alike) who simply buy what they've been fed over the years, not caring to apply a single analytical effort to discern the Truth. Kudos to near all of you on this post that have clearly seen how former Santa Barbara District Attorney tampered with evidence (e.g., placing the purported molestee's fingerprints on adult magazines - that were published nearly YEARS AFTER the purported molestation), corralled together an untruthful & vengeful Janet Arviso (mother to purported victim Gavin Arviso), built a fake case on a tentuous timeline that didn't match the facts/whereabouts of the defendant and accuser, hired a PR agency to feed the press leaks and "tweaks" during trial (I reside in Santa Barbara - I know this first-hand)... But the ignorant live on, beget more ignorance. Good to know that most of the world is now awake to the fact this was a very kind human being who was innocent of the muck thrown his way. While it's a true shame such realizations mostly came to us after his passing, at least we and future generations can appreciate Mr. Jackson's incredible, productive contributions to enriching our lives and making the world better than it was during his day.

      TEACH OUR KIDS RIGHT: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-thomson/one-of-the-most-shameful_b_610258.html

      December 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  31. disnylvr

    Oprah will just not leave this poor man alone!! I think everyone is probably capable of putting 2 and 2 together to realize that this "docudrama" is scheduled to air IMMEDIATELY after she takes over the Discovery Channel..and also, coincidently, right before Murray is scheduled to appear in court for his preliminary hearing. Lately she's taken to interviewing the people that he held most dear, always making sure to ask those same 2 tired questions of each and every guest..and we all know what those are.
    She's savvy enough to know that even the fans of Michael who hate her, will want to tune in to see and hear what these guests have to say, and they also will tune in to be a watchdog of sorts, guardians of his legacy where she is concerned, ready to hold her accountable for any disrespect. But, hold her accountable to whom? She also savvy enough to know that too.

    Now that she has run the gauntlet of Michael's life and used those in it to feed her own agenda, the only thing left for her to exploit is his death. Under the guise of what has been the Discovery Channel's niche of "medical programming," she will swing down her own media ax for a final blow it seems. The televised simulation of the physical dissection of a man that to millions has quite literally felt like a brother, a father, a son. It is so completely inappropriate that my only guess as to her motives is that possibly somewhere in her own mind, even if only simulated, if she can actually watch the anatomical disassembly of a man that so many have called an "angel in disguise," or "an angel walking the planet," then maybe for her own peace of mind it will prove him to be "only" a man. Perhaps then, the guilt from her constant innuendos of wrong doing over the years, despite all evidence to the contrary, won't haunt her the way that it might be, or should. But what is she worried about anyway, you need a conscience to feel remorse in the first place don't you?

    December 15, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • LibelFreeZone

      While Ms. Winfrey's treatment of Mr. Jackson was on several occasions transparently disrespectful and unwarranted, there's no evidence whatsoever that she was involved in the decision to air this disturbing program.

      December 27, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  32. fede66mj

    OH....I SEE....HE WAS TOO INFLUENTIAL!!!!!!!!!!! HE GAVE TOO MUCH BOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 15, 2010 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  33. Yating

    I hope permission is required for anyone on this planet to do such a horrible thing to anyone else, from his family. I don't know how this could ever happen, to anybody. I will hate everyone who involved in this idea, curse them all and may they be treated the same after death.

    December 15, 2010 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  34. sc341

    Please visit MJTruthnow.com if you want the truth about how the media manipulated the facts on the MJ case.

    Thank you.

    December 15, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  35. Matt

    Who's next tnen? Elizabeth Edwards? Farrah Fawcett? Someone else's mother or father? Just so long as its not yours right? Discovery aren't doing this to 'find the truth' – they're doing it to make cold cash. But hey, who cares it's only Michael Jackson so it doesn't matter.

    Lets ask Mr Zaslav to ask Jackson's three young children in Encino just how much Discovery's plans matter shall we?


    December 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Matt

    Who's next? Elizabeth Edwards? Farrah Fawcett? Someone else's mother or father? Just so long as its not yours right?
    What price entertainment eh? Discovery aren't doing this to 'find the truth' – they're doing it to make cold cash. But hey, who cares it's only Michael Jackson, so it doesn't matter.

    Lets ask those three young children in Encino precisely just how much Discovery's plans matter shall we?


    December 14, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  37. MHz

    I will AND MY FAMILY WILL NEVER WATCH DISCOVERY AGAIN if they do this. IN FACT, I've been looking for an excuse to cancel my cable service anyway. If this airs, that WILL BE THE STRAW!

    December 14, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Magsy17

    JR74 & The Hoff your immaturity is showing. Please view the video that was posted which proves what an idiotic statement Jr74 post. Michael was found not guilty by a jury of his peers & if you have ever researched his case you will see it was a pure case of extortion which also involved a DA that was vindictive and even tampered with evidence.

    @The Hoff he really looked like any of your relatives that have died a regular person.

    December 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • CB

      Right – MJ was found not guilty in criminal court – and to avoid a civil trial, which allows more evidence (ie Goldman/Brown v. Simpson Case) he paid an undisclosed amount of money to the "victim" – because he wanted to do that – yeah, an innocent person shells out millions for something he didn't do? Pull your head out of the sand – stop calling other immature while you don't have the capacity to think with analytical and logical thought!

      December 15, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  39. Lucci

    Michael Jackson died at the hands of his "doctor" who adminstered propofol, a powerful anesthetic, without proper monitoring equipment, and left him unattended. He will face charges for involuntary manslaughter in January.

    Mr. Jackson suffered from Vitiligo, causing him to lose pigmentation, which he explained himself, and other chronic conditions which are none of anyone's business. He suffered horrendous burns in the filming of the Pepsi commercial. He had whatever plastic surgery he had, again, no one's business, and no big deal. That's it. What more does anyone want to know?

    This show is disgusting and horrific. Discovery is sinking to a new all time low. Mr. Jackson and his family deserve respect and privacy. Enough is enough.

    December 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Shelley710

    It is always so interesting when someone reveals the darkness of his own cynical and corrupted soul, for example as evidenced by comments here. Michael Jackson profited from sharing his enormous talent with the world. Medialoid profited on Michael's idiosyncrasies, then found they could just lie about him to keep the revenue stream coming in. Anyone with an open and discerning mind, can spend an hour or two on the Internet learning about Michael's life and the injustices he suffered. Anyone who thinks anyone's desecration is a great idea, shows the projection of their own internal shame and self-hatred. As someone once said, "You're just another part of me."

    December 14, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Kendrick

    If you find any part of having a person's loved ones subjected to the thought of program simulating an autopsy on them amusing then something is wrong with you.

    December 14, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Mary Ann

    I will never ever watch ANY of the Discovery channels !
    This is sick and disgusting !

    December 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  43. courtney

    im sick of the media when it comes to michael jackson they hate him just that bad they have gone way too far he dead already leave him alone this is sick if it isn't michael jackson who ever watches this is a sick twisted person that has some serious problems this is a human being we talking about here right is right wrong is wrong and this is just plain wrong no matter how much u hate him this is inhumane im a shame to be a part of the human race the things we do to each other it makes me sick

    December 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • LibelFreeZone

      courtney, "the media" is composed of people. Some journalists, such as Linda Deutsch of Associated Press, write with integrity and some don't. Unfortunately, the ones who have no integrity are in the majority today.

      For at least two years before the indictment against Jackson was filed, the case provided unprecedented fodder for American media to revile and eventually utterly devastate the reputation of an outstanding American entertainer, father, son, brother, and friend.

      Armed with poison pens, the media–tabloid and mainstream alike–launched an all-out war against the truth. To coin a phrase, American journalism became medialoid: mainstream media infected by tabloid journalism. Abandoning all semblance of journalistic integrity, medialoid descended on a courthouse in Santa Barbara, California, to feast on the soul and spirit of a man considered by many to be one of the greatest entertainers and one of the most prolific humanitarians America has ever produced.

      That an otherwise honorable profession as journalism would act in concert to destroy a living, feeling, striving and contributing human being just to achieve ratings is abhorrent.
      The collective effort of American media to nullify the jury’s decision is not a figment of the imagination. Their effort is viewable and verifiable. Irresponsible members of media–including CNN's newest personality and former tabloid editor, Piers Morgan–attempted to destroy the life of Michael Jackson, an innocent man.

      December 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • sbsanta

      Dear LibelFreeZone: Both of your comments (to Courtney and below) are respectful, well-stated, objective and SHOULD help to illuminate to mainstream media devotees in the public who don't allow themselves to think for themselves, do a little research on the FACTS, and instead eat what they're fed (via Diane Diamond/Nancy Grace/Gloria Allred/Jay Leno/Oprah circa '05/& shameful, unethical former SB D.A. Tom Sneddon) that we were lied to about Mr. Jackson. His integrity and contributions to society were commendable and honorable in every sense throughout the entireity of his life. And that's as a human being, not even considering his talents... He was imperfect like the rest of us, yes. But he did not commit any criminal acts as falsely alleged by sadly-corrupt SB County prosecutor Tom Sneddon. It took Mr. Jackson's passing for the smoke to clear and allow people all over the world to cease repeating what we were fed ("Wacko Jacko," "molester!" etc.) and realize we were pawns who contributed (albeit, MOST of us without malicious intent), to the unwarranted pain and ultimate fall of a kind fellow human being. Let's, at least now, just stop perpetuating the media machines and encouraging the loose-lips of those around us... Right the wrong at least for the sake of future generations. Here's a short article by one of the many former media animals who has magnanimously admitted how he and his peers rushed to judgment in order to keep the profit$ coming in while dooming an innocent man: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-thomson/one-of-the-most-shameful_b_610258.html

      December 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  44. jan


    December 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • sbsanta

      Respectful, well-stated, fact-based, and SHOULD help to illuminate to mainstream media devotees in the public who don't allow themselves to think for themselves, do a little research on the FACTS, not simply rely on what we're all fed (via Diane Diamond/Nancy Grace/Gloria Allred/Jay Leno/Oprah circa '05/& shameful, unethical former SB D.A. Tom Sneddon): Because we were lied to for many years about Mr. Jackson. His integrity and contributions to children and society were commendable and honorable in every sense throughout the entireity of his life. And that's as a human being, not even considering his talents... He was imperfect like the rest of us, yes. But given the facts, the legions of his interactions with society, children - and even the purported "accusers" - it is quite clear that he did not commit any criminal acts as falsely alleged by sadly-corrupt SB County prosecutor Tom Sneddon. Rather, Mr. Sneddon spent millions of Santa Barbara County taxpayers' and CA state taxpayers' money to fuel an unobjective, self-ego driven witchunt, or vendetta, if you will. (Stooping so low as to tamper with evidence, placing the purported victim's fingerprints onto legal adult magazines at a grand jury hearing, then presenting them at trial to suggest to the jury that the boy accessed them at Jackson's house - only to later be shown to be an untruthful prosecutor and boy when it was revealed that those magazines were not even in circulation when the purported crimes occurred! Also stooping so low as to tll the jury that the prosecution would produce a littany of other children or evidence of children being molested...only to have those very same children willingly testify later at trial that [eye-roll!] no, no molestation happened - even defending Mr. Jackson's kindness and care towards them, etc. etc.] It took Mr. Jackson's passing for the smoke to clear and allow people all over the world to cease repeating what we were fed ("Wacko Jacko," "molester!" etc.) and realize we were pawns who contributed (albeit, MOST of us without malicious intent), to the unwarranted pain and ultimate fall of a kind fellow human being. Let's, at least now, just stop perpetuating the media machines and encouraging the loose-lips of those around us... Right the wrong at least for the sake of future generations. Here's a short article by one of the many former media animals who has magnanimously admitted how he and his peers rushed to judgment in order to keep the profit$ coming in while dooming an innocent man: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-thomson/one-of-the-most-shameful_b_610258.html

      December 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  45. paula

    Discovery Channel will NOT be watched at my house ever again if this comes to pass. What is wrong with people to even think up something so hideous. This is NOT entertainment.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lilian35

      Just what I would say. Mj was not only King of Pop, he was also father, son and brother. This is too private .. let him RIP

      December 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Pete

    I guess there isn't a lot of entertaining TV in UK (wondering too what kind of ratings it'll produce, LOL)?? I really don't see the entertainment value in such a program as that anyhow. It isn't even MJ. Maybe Geraldo will host it???

    December 14, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • maria

      I agree with you and I stress American Citizens about English nature,
      they can do that with their citizes if they want to, but Americans...
      They are really rassists.

      December 30, 2010 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  47. kathyp

    ....and you wonder why his body has to be guarded 24 hours a day....morons.....

    December 14, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  48. hmm

    Some things are best left "Undiscovered."

    December 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Superhiro

    Wow, that's unbelievably messed up. Guy can't even have any privacy after he's dead? C'mon.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Manuel

    Why don't they dig up Elvis and authopsy him on TV? This is ludicrous to desicrate MJ like that!

    December 14, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |

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