There is one thing to be accused of something when you're alive, but to be accused when you are deceased leaves absolutely no recourse for anything. And that is the case of Michael Jackson's brand. He has been dead for nearly 10 years and the documentary "Leaving Neverland" which recently aired on HBO has caused a lot of bruising to his name.
As a result of the allegations in the documentary, Louis Vuitton has decided to pull its fall menswear collection which was Michael Jackson-inspired. Artistic Director Virgil Abloh spearheaded the project and spoke up on the decision to dismiss the Michael Jackson designs.
“I am aware that in light of this documentary the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights,” he said. “My intention for this show was to refer to Michael Jackson as a pop culture artist. It referred only to his public life that we all know and to his legacy that has influenced a whole generation of artists and designers.”
Any wrongdoing against anyone -- especialy a child -- should be punishable to the fullest extent of the law. However allegations of said wrongdoing are much harder to digest when the person is gone.