Three radio stations in Canada stop playing Michael Jackson songs
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Three Canadian radio stations in the Montreal area have reportedly stopped airing Michael Jackson songs.

The decision follows the release of an HBO documentary that details child-molestation allegations made against the late pop star.

The Associated Press reports that Montreal-based French-language stations CKOI and Rythme, along with English-language station The Beat, will no longer play Jackson’s tracks.


The radio stations said they stopped airing the songs for good on Monday.

The HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland,” a reference to Jackson’s sprawling California estate, began airing Sunday and contains extensive interviews with two men who allege Jackson molested them as children.

A spokeswoman for one of the radio stations that decided to no longer play any of Jackson’s songs told the AP that the decision was made due to listener reactions to the documentary.

"We are attentive to listeners' comments, and last night's documentary created reactions," Christine Dicaire, director of marketing and communications for Cogeco Media, said in a statement.

It was not immediately clear if the decision applied to songs from both the singer’s solo work and recordings with The Jackson 5.

Jackson died in 2009.