Controversial Michael Jackson posters appear on London buses

The ads have appeared on London buses. (Twitter)
The ads have appeared on London buses. (Twitter)

Posters proclaiming Michael Jackson’s innocence have appeared on London’s iconic red double-decker buses.

The posters in the aftermath of the Leaving Neverland documentary being aired on Channel 4, and follow protests in London by British Jackson fans.

The posters quote Jackson’s nephew Taj and read, “Facts don’t lie. People do,” alongside an image of Jackson’s face.

They also feature the address of the website, which links to a crowdfunding page for the bus adverts.

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The ads are the result of a GoFundMe page set up by Jackson supporters convinced of the late star’s innocence, after James Safechuck and Wade Robson both claimed Jackson sexually abused them when they were children in the 1990s. Jackson died in 2009.

Led by Twitter user with the handle @SeanyOkane, the crowdfunder has raised £14,562 of its £20,000 target so far. The page has more information on the adverts: “So, in relation to the London buses – they are iconic and instantly recognisable across the world. Having our messages captured this way offers the public an opportunity to take pictures and share on social media, promoting the genuine belief that there is a huge group in society that believe and know he is INNOCENT.”

@SeanyOkane has also been using the hashtag #MJFAM on Twitter, to address others who believe in the singer’s innocence.

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The controversial documentary aired in the USA before the UK. Channel 4, HBO and the filmmakers have faced huge backlash from family, friends and fans of Michael Jackson.

Jackson fans were protesting outside Channel 4’s London offices, ahead of theLeaving Neverland documentary being shown on the TV channel.

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