Louis Vuitton Will No Longer Make Any Merchandise That Features Michael Jackson
Virgil Abloh has been the the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection since March 2018. Back in January, Abhloh celebrated Michael Jackson with a runway show. Abloh’s designs recognized the singer’s style and influence, with the show set to a soundtrack of MJ’s music.
But in light of HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary, where two men came forward to allege Jackson abused them as children, Louis Vuitton have made a shock decision.
Abloh Made A Statement
It’s received mixed reactions so far, but Abloh made his thoughts clear in a statement. “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.”
The Documentary Caused “Great Pain”
Louis Vuitton’s chairman and CEO, Michael Burke, also spoke out in a statement. He admitted that the documentary featuring child actor James Safechuck and Wade Robson caused him the “greatest pain.”
“We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling and disturbing. Child safety and welfare is of utmost importance to Louis Vuitton. We are fully committed to advocating this cause.”