Michael Jackson autopsy special halted
December 31st, 2010
04:56 PM ET

Michael Jackson autopsy special halted

After public outcry and a fan petition, the Discovery Network has decided to indefinitely postpone a planned documentary on singer Michael Jackson's autopsy.

A statement released by Discovery Networks International said: "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."

"Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson," was set to air in the U.K. on January 13. Discovery earlier confirmed to CNN that there were no plans to air the special – which would have featured re-nactment of the autopsy of the musical legend – in the U.S.

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  1. thesocketng

    i am wowing

    April 1, 2019 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Increase Great

    I think the whole thing was in extremely poor taste anyway. I'm glad it was shelved.

    March 3, 2019 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. sara

    They had showed a previous show last year on the Investigation Discovery Channel. Painful to watch, facts weren't very straight.

    January 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sara

    Glad they are not showing it. It would be too gruesome.

    January 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sara

    Good thing they didn't show it.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Stephanie

    All of you saying your outraged and that you wouldent watch the show you all are full of it becuse you all would proly be the ones tuned in to watch it.

    January 3, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. Gail

    Thank God for faithful FANS of Michael Jackson! Enough is enough! Thank you faithful fans. Sticking together has made this happen. This was a GREAT move. To God Be The Glory. And . . . this is to the e-mailer 22. Jen . . just remember who are YOU to judge someone . . . just be very careful in your walk of life! Peace and blessings.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. kathy

    Michael's fans will continue to stand by this family till the END.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jen

    Discovery is supposed to be a channel featuring science, among other things. The autopsy of a very famous man doesn't seem too far fetched from that standpoint. If you don't like it, don't watch it.


    January 3, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. D

    Humanitarian my @ss, it was to try and keep people from seeing that he's a sick man who plays with little boys. Winning a court case doesn't mean squat, just shows that he had a very good and expensive lawyer and they didn't have quite enough evidence to convict him, but sane person knows he did it.

    January 2, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. RachaelQLD

    In light of the court case....how about in light of the fact that it is an appalling idea. What gross, talentless little hack thought it was a good idea?

    January 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kim

    At Pugsly You Idiot Go Back To Grade School And Learn To Spell Before You Bad Mouth Someone You Moron Rip Mj

    January 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lea

    Let him rest in peace. He was a good father and son. He was a humanitarian who gave millions to charity. He was the best entertainer ever. Period.

    January 2, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lydsey

    let me ge this straight...they wanted to run a special autopsy show...that's kinda morbid. just sayin.

    January 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ???????????

    Discovery already airs autopsy re-enactments of "normal" people so why not do an episode of MJ? He may have been more famous, richer & talented but he's no better than anyone else on this planet. I say let Discovery air & if you don't want to watch it CHANGE THE CHANNEL!

    January 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  16. duh von

    This is for u "what the...." he was the same color in the inside as ur stupid ass!!!!!

    January 2, 2011 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  17. MissAnthrope

    And how would you do that, pugsly? You do realize that he's deceased, correct? Jamoke!

    January 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  18. pugsly

    they need to exspose this disqusting child rapist to the world for the peice of %$(&# that he was.

    January 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tara

      Where is your proof pugsly? Just because some gold-digger mother convinces her son to accuse MJ of molestation you choose to believe her? You are one hell of a negative human being.

      January 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • maria

      It's strange. We never saw any of those so called molested children??
      Why they don't show up finnaly? If they really existed, oprah would bring them on the air.

      The truth is that Michael Jackson never molested anybody.The victims simply don't exist.

      January 3, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  19. Dan Fredholm


    January 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  20. britneywaldron

    The thought of it makes me sick! Everyone is trying to profit off of Michael Jackson's death!

    January 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  21. juney

    And if this could happen to Michael Jackson, it can happen to anyone. Corporate greed is taking over common decency in this country; watch out all you naysayers, they already have your money, next comes your body.

    January 1, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  22. juney

    Discovery and the Estate can say what they want about who stopped this shameful exploitation, the fans and supporters know who REALLY put an end to it, or at least a postponement. Discovery should be advised that if they EVER attempt to air this trash, they will be met with the same actions, disconnection of their channel; they have lost all credibility with me. RIP Michael.

    January 1, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • M4evr

      I was outraged by the idea of discovery airing this disgusting show. If they ever try to air it again I will again fight it. I'm glad they realized Mike's fans will fight any more junk on him. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. He was humillated more than anybody else in this world while he was alive, now that he is not with us there is no need to continue this nasty campaing against this man. R.I.P Michael.

      January 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  23. dollar bill

    R.I.P. Thriller!

    December 31, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Barbara

    Thank God! I never thought Discovery channel would stoop to this low anyway!

    December 31, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  25. samson

    Those greedy blood-suckers are at it again. Let the man rest in piece!! I am not surprised that they are trying to rob Michael even while he is dead. No sense of decency.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  26. WhatThe...

    I wonder what color he was on the inside?

    December 31, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ovi Rosseau

      The color inside was probably neon green... the guy was a freak worthy of a place in a traveling freak show!

      January 1, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      The same color as you, me, and every other human walking this planet. When will people learn that skin color means NOTHING! We are all of the same species ... HUMAN!

      January 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Duh..come on guys, he is the same on the inside as we all are...get over it...and calling someone a freak is not right. He had more talent then anyone here that is commenting, and yes he was different but so are your metallic rock bands, or goth bands, or punk bands...but I do not see you calling them freaks. This is America and everyone has a right to express himself\herself. We do not know what went on inside his house, and that is none of anyone's business. At least he has taken care of him mother and children. How many of you out there judging owes child support, or have seen you kids, or have not gotten in trouble with the law? WE CANNOT JUDGE WHAT WE DO NOT KNO(W....Grow up.

      January 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Samantha

    Thank God, please let Michael rest in peace

    December 31, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. banasy

    I think the whole thing was in extremely poor taste anyway. I'm glad it was shelved.

    December 31, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Boris Morris

    Isn't Discovery the channel that had "Alien Autopsy" as one ot it's shows? It's probably the same show except with the voice-overs changed to depict Michael Jackson as the autopsee. Don't think anybody would be the wiser if they did go ahead and air it.

    December 31, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boris Morris

      Look for a joke along these lines on Letterman one of these nights.

      December 31, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Superhiro

    Well that's good I guess. That whole idea seemed to be in bad taste anyways. Is there no such thing as privacy anymore?

    December 31, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |

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