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MJ Estate:

Discovery Channel is

'Debased, Sick'

12/29/2010 5:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's estate is unleashing its fury on Discovery Channel for advertising an upcoming TV special set to run in the UK featuring a reenactment of MJ's autopsy.

Discovery Channel Michael Jackson Autopsy
Co-Executors John Branca and John McClain fired off a vitriolic letter to the Prez of Discovery -- obtained by TMZ -- in which they accuse the network of operating in "shockingly bad taste ... 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."

The Co-Executors are particularly outraged by a print ad, depicting a corpse sprawled on a gurney, covered by a sheet with a sequined glove sticking out.

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Branca and McClain apparently realize they can't legally stop the show -- set to air on January 13 -- but they are appealing to Discovery's moral decency to cancel the program.

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mymjj5    

Yet MJ's enemies wanted the world to think he was broke and a wash. A person such as this could not generate this kind of non stop media frenzy and economics around the world in death. MJ fans around the world should boycott all Discovery Networks. If possible drop discovery and their affiliated networks from your cable/satellite packages. Or boycott anyone who advertises their products with these jackals.

BTW: Did the executors fire off such a letter to Oprah's OWN network? OWN is a part of the Discovery Channel family of stations.

1342 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

you MJ fans jump to call the network sick and tasteless but MJ touching little boys isnt??

1342 days ago
18.

leslie    

The jacksons are the sick ones.

1342 days ago
19.

cementmixer    

Can't wait to see it.Screw the Jackson family. They are sorry they did'nt think of it first.

1342 days ago
20.

lvslezak    

Maybe the executors should try to be compensated for this film, aka Dina Lohan style.

1342 days ago
21.

mymjj5    

you MJ fans jump to call the network sick and tasteless but MJ touching little boys isnt??
Posted at 12:54 PM on Dec 29, 2010 by tgrfan42069
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i'll take the bait. What little boys?

1342 days ago
22.

maizieful    

disgusting and actually unbelievable that it's happening. what has the world come to?? boycott discovery, write letters, make phone calls and give them a real headache.. sad state of affairs. love you michael jackson. miss you. rip. hope you're in heaven free from this nonsense and oppresion.

1342 days ago
23.

b.mclane    

If you look at the "coroner's report" released Feb.8, 2010 for a Michael JOSEPH Jackson who died on 6/25/09;you will see 5 unexplained puncture wounds. One in each palm, one in each foot and one to the right side...ugh??? Remind you of anyone??? (Same as the markings on Jesus). Someone needs to start explaining all these odd things. http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/09/mj_autopsy.pdf

1342 days ago
24.

JDizzle    

people, just get over it!!!!!!

1342 days ago
25.

DeeDee Russel    

He's daid! Lordy!

1342 days ago
26.

jealous of kate    

first of all, it says it is being shown in England -although the language all around it is FRENCH!! Not being shown here YET. And if it is being shown here, SO WHAT??? DON'T WATCH IT IF IT BOTHERS YOU... But, for everyone going disgusting, it is not any worse the all these rags, blogs, etc. including TMZ chasing after anyone, and everyone, getting ANY PICTURE including MJ's body being removed from the hospital. The discovery channel does SCIENCE, IT WILL EXPLAIN WHAT WAS RELEASE ON THE AUTOPSY REPORT, WHAT WAS DONE IN THE HOSPITAL AND WHAT WASN'T DONE AT HIS HOME (most likely)..All of this has been in the press. Now, we have this for many many famous people, what is the big effin' deal??? (I have seen autopsies, do not bother me, medical background). IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE, NO ONE IS GOING TO STRAP YOU IN A CHAIR AND FORCE YOU!!!

1342 days ago
27.

Arauna    

To whoever said the Jacksons should sue for defamation - they can't! They are not autopsying MJ, it is a re-enactment. Defamation would be if they said something false and inflammatory about him, which is not the case.

I wonder how many of the people screaming they won't watch it will be secretly tuning in. Curiosity killed the cat and all that...I think the Discovery Channel will have one of the biggest hits of their broadcast existence with this show.

1342 days ago
28.

barf    

Remember Dr. G - The Medical Examiner ?

No one made a fuss about that show... Let MJ rest in peace.

Shame on the Estate! Battling all this nonsense. How about fighting for justice for Michael? Like, REAL justice?

Just saying...

1342 days ago
29.

Oh NO    

Very bad taste. Sure, we don't have to watch it but still...this is just wrong on so many levels.

1342 days ago
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maizieful    

reponse to tgrfan42069.. you LIAR. all liars will have their place in the lake of fire..revelation. anything for attention huh?? you have no proof. he was found innocent of all charges and it was all trumped up extortion..disgusting you moron. get a life.

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