Michael Jackson Fans Petition to Halt Autopsy Special

Followers of the late singer are trying to stop the Discovery Channel from broadcasting a reenactment of his autopsy on Jan. 13—more than 1,500 people have signed an online petition

By Bruna Nessif Dec 11, 2010 5:54 PMTags
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It's been a year and a half since Michael Jackson died, but fans' support for the King of Pop hasn't faded.

M.J. lovers around the world are coming together to try and stop the Discovery Channel from airing a reenactment of Jackson's autopsy, which they call an "an affront to human dignity." The TV special, Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson, is set to air Jan. 13 in the U.K.

So how are they doing this?

Via an online petition, reports TMZ, created by MJ Justice Project and MJ Children. 

"Like any other human being on this earth, Michael Jackson is entitled to a minimum of decency and respect," the petition reads. "We ask the directors of the Discovery Channel programming to proceed with the outright cancellation of this indecent documentary, detrimental to both the person and his family and loved ones."

So far the groups have racked up more than 1,500 signatures but are well short of their goal of 50,000.