Jackson Estate Executors Outraged By Autopsy Special

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December 29, 2010 | 6:15pm EST

The executors of Michael Jackson’s estate have fired off an angry missive to the head of the Discovery Channel TV network in an effort to make him reconsider plans to show a re-enactment of the King of Pop’s autopsy in Europe.
Ads for the January TV special have already aired in the U.K. and now co-executors John Branca and John McClain have penned a letter to David Zaslav, urging him to pull the program out of decency.

In the document, obtained by TMZ.com, they accuse the network’s bosses of operating in “shockingly bad taste… while cynically attempting to dupe the public into believing this show will have serious medical value”.

Branca and McClain add, “We were especially outraged when a sickening print advertisement for the program appeared making light of Michael’s death by depicting a corpse sprawled on a steel gurney covered by a sheet with a hand sticking out wearing Michael’s signature sequined glove…. The ad is debased, sick and insensitive.”

They conclude the letter with, “On behalf of Michael’s family, fans, common sense and decency, we urge you to reconsider and cancel this program.”