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'Michael Jackson Autopsy'

12/11/2010 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson fans are scrambling to stop the Discovery Channel from broadcasting a gruesome reenactment of MJ's autopsy ... calling the whole thing an "affront to human dignity."

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TMZ has learned ... fans have already collected nearly 1,500 signatures -- all demanding the network pull the plug on a special entitled "Michael Jackson's Autopsy" ... in which MJ's bloody autopsy is expected to be reenacted in gory detail.

The fans behind the petition call the documentary "an affront to human dignity" -- adding, "This type of sensational and unscrupulous reporting can only cause harm."

The petition states, “We ask the directors of the Discovery Channel programming to proceed with the outright cancellation of this indecent documentary.”

The doc is scheduled to air January 13th in the UK.

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JLS    

I cannot even believe they would consider something like this. It's a stunning lack of judgement. Nobody likes autopsies-and those with a tad of intelligence realize that it could be one of their relatives next time.

Wanna see your mother's head power sawed open? Or her heart taken out and weighed like the butcher weighs meat? Obviously not. Some things ARE sacred and autopsies are one of them.

1415 days ago
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Phil    

National Geographic does the same thing. They just showed a special where a grizzly bear mauled a guy to death and showed it over and over five times! These channels, like Nat Geo, will do anything for rating under the guise of providing information. They don't care squat about the families. Disgusting!

1415 days ago
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random    

So also get a petition to ban everything else that is brutal on tv.

You can't pick and choose.

Find something and stick to it.

Jeez.

I hate band wagons.

How about all the brutal stories reenacted of children severly abused?

I don't see petitions going out to stop those shows. Or people who were murdered?

Those 1500 people need to get a life.

1415 days ago
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John    

Trust me, NOTHING compares to the real thing. The smells are a lot worse than the visuals, especially when they "run the gut", which is the opening of the intestines and examining their contents. Unless you love the smell of poop, then you'll want to stand far back. Let's not forget the smell of the stomach contents as the stomach is opened and its contents removed and examined. And how can we forget the bladder. Ah, the smell of urine. Lovely, just lovely.

1415 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

why have they never tried to petition the DR G medical examiner show on her show they have autopsy reinactments.just because it is MJ it is so wrong for tv yet its ok to show other stuff.the MJ fans need to get a life.scared they will announce how much drugs he had in him that would ruin his perfect image that they have of him.

1415 days ago
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iFart    

The thought of that makes me literally sick to my stomach. They already published his autopsy report, isn't that enough? Let the man rest in peace already.

Love and miss you forever MJ.

1415 days ago
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Jeff    

...and why not a re-enactment of the MJ autopsy? What is wrong with knowing the truth about what was in the man's system at the time of his death, for those who want to know? I mean...he was so wholesome...right? Thank God we live in America, where if someone doesn't like what is broadcasted, they can change the channel. I am sick and tired of people who feel it there duty to decide what EVERYBODY ELSE SHOULD AND SHOULD NOT SEE on TV. You don't like what's being aired, then don't watch it! Or are you that drawn to all things MJ?

1415 days ago
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Blanket    

I knew the press is really mean and that there's a price for celebrity, but never thought they will go THAT far! it's outrageous! friggin' vultures!!!
PS: PLEASE, keep MJ's kids away from show-biz!!!

1415 days ago
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BarbieJean    

I want to see it...
I am getting sick of these pushy 'fans' making decisions for me and everyone else regarding MJ. He does not belong to you. Stop trying to act like his estate attorneys by denying anyone to even breathe his name. If it is immoral or hurting to MJ in any way, the execs will move on it so you people need to just step off & get involved in your own damned lives.
It's human nature to be curious, especially if there could be more facts revealed about his death. I will definitely watch this.
RIP Mike

1415 days ago
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janicebyrne    

This kind of sensationalism should NEVER be shown. What is the purpose of it? The programme makers should think (if they know how)of how upsetting this will be to Michael's children. This is a totally unnecessary thing to broadcast. Shame on the Discovery channel.

1415 days ago
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BarbieJean    

Oh come on people. What's the difference of reading it than seeing it? Y'all weren't barking when that autopsy report hit every news and tv, OR when they printed and televised the Jordy Chandler diagram of alleged spots on the mans penis from 93' OR when that ambulance picture was everywhere, he was DEAD in that pic! YOU ALL READ AND WATCHED THAT and when Mike was still here to deal with that humiliation of Chandler's diagram, YOU WATCHED, so why's this matter? They're not showing a dead Michael Jackson anyway! They're doing reenactments of it. They do this with other peoples family members and you ain't crying foul on that. I seriously doubt MJ gives 2 sh-i-ts right now...

1415 days ago
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Katy    

But what is the POINT of airing this? It just doesn't seem to fit in with Discovery's usual type of programming. It's been almost a year and a half now, and the Michael Jackson machine is still churning. People are still trying to capitalize on his fame and death. Yes, he was a celebrity, but do people REALLY need to know this stuff? Even for people in the public eye, there are some things that SHOULD remain private.

1415 days ago
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Lee lee    

The thought of that makes me literally sick to my stomach. They already published his autopsy report, isn't that enough? Let the man rest in peace already.

Love and miss you forever MJ.

Posted at 1:52 AM on Dec 11, 2010 by iFart

Completely agree iFart.....this is beyond tacky !!! Anyone who wants to read the report had access to it. A reenactment is just pathetic.
The report alone leaves nothing to the imagination, this is just sick!!!

1415 days ago
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Lee lee    

Oh BTW TMZ, you picked a lovely pic of Michael to go with your story ...Pfft !!!!

1415 days ago
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Brigha from UK    

9. They already published his autopsy report, isn't that enough? Let the man rest in peace already.
Posted at 1:52 AM on Dec 11, 2010 by iFart
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Well said! The programme is obviously designed to take full advantage of the increased public curiosity for the upcoming trial.
I doubt that the fans will stop this - there is just too much public interest.
So, let's pray they at least try to cover this issue sympathetically and respectfully.

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