Michael Jackson Fans Don’t Want To See His Autopsy

A group of Michael Jackson fans is trying to protect the singer’s memory and image by collecting signatures to persuade the Discovery Channel not to air a reenactment of the singer’s autopsy.

“Michael Jackson’s Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson,” is set to air Jan. 13 in the U.K., according to E! Online.

Concerned fans have started an online petition through petitionspot.com in hopes of stopping the show from airing, according to TMZ.com.

According to the petition, the Discovery Channel special will feature a reproduction of Jackson’s body. A doctor will dissect the reproduction body to “reveal the true reasons for his death.” Fans are worried the doctor will spread “rumors about his addiction or his skin condition.”

The petition has gathered 3,600 signatures as of Monday.

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Michael Jackson, looks "Dangerous" during the American Bandstand 50th anniversary show taping, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California.

“Like any other human being on this earth, Michael Jackson is entitled to a minimum of decency and respect,” the petition states. “Over the months, media accumulate abuse and act as low as before. We ask the directors of the Discovery Channel programming to proceed with the outright cancellation of this indecent documentary, detrimental to both the person and his family and loved ones. Unite against the ignominy!”

Jackson died June 25, 2009, with the coroner ruling his death a homicide caused by acute propofol intoxication, with other sedatives a contributing factor. He was 50 years old.

A preliminary hearing for Jackson’s former doctor, Conrad Murray, is set for Jan. 4. At that time a judge will determine if there’s enough evidence to send Murray to trial for involuntary manslaughter.

Murray is accused of giving the King of Pop a lethal dose of sedatives, including propofol and the painkiller lidocaine. The doctor has pleaded not guilty.
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