Simpsons writer believes Michael Jackson used his cameo episode to groom boys

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Denise, whose son James Bulger was killed by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, took to Twitter to rant about the controversial Channel 4 documentary in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck allege they were abused by Michael.

When The Daily Beast asked about Michael Jackson's role in penning the song, "Happy Birthday Lisa", Al Jean did not elaborate further, noting that the episode viewed from the perspective of the documentary feels unusual.

Jean also discussed Leaving Neverland and how the various allegations that were made in the documentary have influenced the decision to pull the Simpsons episode from circulation. "It wasn't just comedy to him, it was something that was used as a tool".

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There was some controversy when executive producer James L. Brooks announced that the episode would be pulled, but Jeans' comments suggestion the showmakers are in full agreement about the decision.

Speaking to The Daily Beast, Jean noted that he's personally unhappy about the loss of one of the more popular and well-known episodes, but noted that he agrees it's the right move.

As the fall-out caused by new documentary "Leaving Neverland" continues to unfold, the man behind The Simpsons has come out and said that Michael Jackson apparently used his cameo in the show to "groom boys". Leaving Neverland, which aired on HBO earlier this month, details the allegations of child abuse by the pop icon. "It's from the heart, on our part, and I think Jim [Brooks] put it really well". The episode has been removed from future airings. "It was something that was used as a tool, and I strongly believe that", Reiss explained to The Daily Beast. "And that makes me very, very sad", Jean concluded. He wasn't entirely a Cosby parody either, which is why I don't think anybody looks at the character now and says "Oh, that's Bill Cosby". "I don't believe in going through and making judgements on every guest star and saying "this one was bad, that one was bad", but the episode itself has a false objective, and that's what I object to about it now". "The guys I work with - where we spend our lives arguing over jokes - were of one mind on this". It feels clearly the only choice to make'.

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