Wow, Discovery Channel! First, you had all that Deadliest Catch drama back in September, and now you're thinking of airing a special that re-enacts Michael Jackson's autopsy?
Yikes! And 9,000 MJ fans aren't the only ones who are pissed!
Here's what co-executors of Michael's estate, John Branca and John McClain, had to say about the special in a letter sent to Discovery's CEO/President David Zaslav:
"Your decision to even schedule this program is in shockingly bad taste, insensitive to Michael's family and appears motivated solely by your blind desire to exploit Michael's death, while cynically attempting to dupe the public into believing this show will have serious medical value.
We were especially outraged when a sickening print advertisement for the program appeared making light of Michael's death by depicting a corpse sprawled on a steel gurney covered by a sheet with a hand sticking out wearing Michael's signature glove."
Over 9,000 Michael fans have signed an online petition to keep this show from airing. Discovery has yet to comment on it.
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