Louis Vuitton has pulled Michael Jackson themed pieces from their upcoming menswear collection, following backlash against the singer since Leaving Neverland aired.
Louis Vuitton had showcased their upcoming menswear collection in January and it featured pieces inspired by the Billie Jean hit-maker during its Paris Fashion Week show to portray Jackson as a ‘pop culture artist’.
The collection is scheduled for release in June and the fashion house has now confirmed they will now not be selling any Michael Jackson themed pieces.
Reuters reports that Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke has said the brand is committed to advocating child welfare and said: ‘We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling.
Louis Vuitton’s menswear designer, Virgil Abloh, issued a statement that read: ‘I am aware that in light of this documentary, the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights.