Michael Jackson might be getting muted on various platforms in the wake of “Leaving Neverland” … but the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ain’t gonna be one of them.
MJ’s two slots in the HOF will stay put and won’t be removed or altered in any way … despite the allegations made in HBO’s doc about the singer. The reason is simple … according to an HOF official — music is music is music.
HOF honchos say Jackson, as with all of its inductees, was recognized for musical excellence and talent, along with having a lasting impact on rock ‘n’ roll. In other words, MJ changed music, like, forever.
What’s more … Michael was voted into the Hall (twice) by a voting body of historians, fellow musicians, and music industry professionals. He got in with the Jackson 5 in 1997, and again as a solo artist in 2001, when ‘NSYNC inducted him.
As for whether his HOF exhibit might be changed at all — possibly even removing memorabilia — our HOF sources say it all stays the same.
It’s interesting … a children’s museum in Indianapolis recently removed three pieces of MJ memorabilia items in the wake of Wade Robson and James Safechuck‘s claims.
Not in Cleveland, though. Once a HOFer, always a HOFer … or so it seems.
In fact, Michael could come up again at this year’s HOF induction. Janet Jackson‘s going into the Hall and there’s a lot of speculation about whether she’ll mention her brother and the ‘Neverland’ allegations. It’s going down March 29 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.