‘Weird Al’ Yankovic On Dropping Michael Jackson Parodies From His Shows: ‘We Didn’t Want Anybody To Feel Uncomfortable’

“Weird Al” Yankovic recently made the decision to remove two of his most popular song parodies from his concert setlist.

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The musician and comedian is currently on his “Strings Attached Tour” where he spoke with Billboard about dropping his Michael Jackson parodies “Eat it” and “Fat” from the tour.

“I don’t know if that’s going to be permanent or not,” Yankovic says, “but we just felt that with what’s happened recently with the HBO documentaries, we didn’t want anybody to feel uncomfortable. I felt I had enough fan favourites in the show that I could get away with it.”

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He added, “I haven’t gotten a lot of pushback; There have been some people who have expressed disappointment, but we decided to err on the side of not offending people.”

Following the documentary “Leaving Neverland” that details allegations of molestation and rape against Jackson, the artist’s songs have also been dropped by a number of radio stations.

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