A RESIDENT has called on Malvern Theatres to cancel its Thriller Live show after new allegations that Michael Jackson sexually abused two boys.

Edgar Amos, 42, from Malvern, said the theatre should cancel the show about the late musician after the allegations made in the documentary Leaving Neverland, which was broadcast on Channel 4 this week.

Mr Amos said: “With the release of the documentary series Leaving Neverland, it is now impossible to separate the life and work of Michael Jackson from his alleged sex offending against children.

“His die-hard fans still angrily support him online, while his estate still try and ring whatever income they can from his legacy before it becomes too toxic to handle, but it is no longer an option to ignore the compelling allegations made against him.

“Everyone can play a part in ignoring his toxic legacy, and not streaming his music is a good start, but the entertainment industry has a fundamental responsibility to end this charade and face up to the weight of evidence against him.

“As such, I challenge Malvern Theatres to cancel their forthcoming Thriller Live dates.

“By doing so, they would challenge any holdouts to accept the truth, while not profiting from the work of an artist who would be likely to be facing criminal charges, for the most heinous of crimes, were he still alive.”

Malvern Theatres declined to comment on whether or not the show would be cancelled, when contacted by the Gazette.

The Thriller Live show is due at Malvern Theatres from June 24-29 this year and features two hours of Michael Jackson songs performed by a cast of singers and dancers.

Leaving Neverland features two men, Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck, both now in their 30s, who claim to have been sexually abused by Jackson when they were children.

When the documentary was released on HBO, the Jackson estate hit back at the claims, saying the two men had brought no independent evidence or proof to support their allegations, adding that both men had testified under oath that the abuse had never taken place.

Since the release of the documentary, radio stations in New Zealand and Canada have banned Jackson’s music with the BBC being pressured on social media to do the same.