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Louis Vuitton wipes references to Michael Jackson from his collection


March 15, 2019 11:06
Updated March 15, 2019 11:22

Luxury Louis Vuitton decided to delete references to Michael Jackson from his collection presented in January after charges of pedophilia were collected in Leaving Neverland, a documentary about the king of pop.

In a statement posted on the Women's Wear (VVD) website, a fashion bible that would not place any product that has direct references to Michael Jackson, said the brand.

The autumn-winter collection designed by her artistic director Virgil Abloh is dedicated to the singer "Thriller". The American sent, as a parade call to Paris, a glove covered with seals, such as those worn by the artist.

Abloh wrote a long acknowledgment to the singer, an icon of his childhood and adult life, a boy who "grew up in the poor settlements of India, which became a symbol of planetary unity".

Among the references to Jackson in the collection, the version of the legendary jacket with the three red buckles taken by the artist for the video "Beat it" is highlighted.

At the request of AFP, Vuitton did not submit a statement sent to the VVD and British newspapers The Telegraph.

"I am aware that in the light of the documentary, the parade causes emotional reactions," Abloh told the VVD. "I firmly condemn all forms of abuse, violence or human rights abuses related to children," he continued.

Broadcast in March on the US HBO network, Leaving Neverland he gives voice to two men who claim to have been sexually abused for years by Michael Jackson when they were minors.

This documentary has been published for a decade after the death of the singers, who have already overcame the accusations of this type. Radio stations from Canada, Australia and New Zealand decided to stop programming their songs.

Saturday and Sunday, at 19:00, HBO will premiere a documentary for Latin America.

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