The controversy over HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” documentary refuses to diminish, and is resulting in an unexpected casualty: the famed episode of “The Simpsons” featuring the voice of Michael Jackson.

In the episode, which originally aired in 1991, the late “Thriller” singer lent his voice to a patient in a psychiatric hospital who believed he was Michael Jackson, despite looking absolutely nothing like the real deal.

According to the Wall Street Journal, however, that episode is being pulled from syndication due to the disturbing allegations of child sexual abuse made against Jackson by Wade Robson and James Safechuck in “Leaving Neverland”.

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“It feels clearly the only choice to make,” said “Simpsons” executive producer James L. Brooks of removing the episode from the rotation of syndicated reruns.

According to Brooks, after he, series creator Matt Groening and showrunner Al Jean watched the documentary, there was no discussion that it had to be done.

“The guys I work with — where we spend our lives arguing over jokes — were of one mind on this. The documentary gave evidence of monstrous behaviour,” said Brooks, speaking on behalf of the “Simpsons” production team.

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“This was a treasured episode,” Brooks continued. “There are a lot of great memories we have wrapped up in that one, and this certainly doesn’t allow them to remain.”

Admitting that pulling the episode from syndication is just the beginning, Brooks says “the process has started” in terms of taking the episode off other platforms, including streaming services and DVD/Blu-ray box sets.

“I’m against book burning of any kind,” said Brooks. “But this is our book, and we’re allowed to take out a chapter.”