Following the documentary "Leaving Neverland," the Children's Museum of Indianapolis has reportedly decided to bring along some of his memorabilia related to Michael Jackson.
The items, which came from two separate museum exhibits, were a fedora, a glove and a poster of the musician, The Indianapolis Star reported on Friday.
The decision was made after the release of the HBO documentary. The program includes allegations of alleged sexual abuse of children against the singer of Wade Robson and James "Jimmy" Safechuck. The Jackson family has vehemently denied the allegations.
PARIS JACKSON SAYS THAT & # 39; & # 39; NOT MY ROLE & # 39; & # 39; IS TO FATHER MICHAEL JACKSON AFTER & # 39; LEAVING NEVERLAND & # 39; DEFENDING "That was a collective decision by the team at the museum," said Chris Carron, director of the museum's collections, to The Star. The group "treats" such situations "always" "collaboratively as a team".
"We look at our audience; We look at the messages we try to convey as an institution. What kind of stories do we want to tell in the exhibition? "Carron said. "We are looking for good examples to influence the world. Here is our focus.
But while the above items were removed, the museum told The Hollywood Reporter in an explanation why they had decided to leave other mementos.
A selection of items bound to Jackson fell due to their association with Ryan White, a boy diagnosed with AIDS who had contacted the artist before his death in 1
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"The images of Michael Jackson exhibited in The Power of Children are preserved because they are part of a direct replica of Ryan White's Zimmer are, "the museum said in the statement. "Ryan's family felt the kindness of Michael Jackson as an important part of Ryan's story, and the images of Michael shown in this exhibit will always be an integral part of Ryan White's story. The poster was removed because it was not part of the original redesign of Ryan's room.
The three memorabilia were removed "in excessive caution and in response to the controversy" that surrounds the documentary, in the statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jessica Napoli and The Associated Press of Fox News contributed to the report.