Louis Vuitton Yanks Virgil Abloh's Michael Jackson Clothing Over Backlash

Brunilde Fioravanti
Marzo 16, 2019

The controversy surrounding Michael Jackson and the "Leaving Neverland" documentary keeps getting bigger, and now Louis Vuitton has joined the list of brands that are backing off of Michael Jackson after child sexual abuse allegations that surfaced in the documentary.

Designer Virgil Abloh said in the statement that the January menswear show was meant to celebrate Jackson's legacy, and he condemned "any form of child abuse".

Paris Jackson, the daughter of Michael Jackson, was reportedly hospitalized after a suicide attempt, and family sources told TMZ the fallout from the Leaving Neverland documentary is partly responsible.

"We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling", Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke said, adding that the firm is fully committed to advocating the cause of child welfare.

Abloh's show celebrated Jackson with an elaborate set and designs evoking the singer's world and style - set to a soundtrack of his music.

The menswear unit is a relatively small part of its business and pulling the Jackson-themed items should not have a major impact on the label.

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