Michael Jackson fans have launched a petition to keep the Discovery Channel from airing Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson next month in the U.K.

The MJ Justice Project and MJ Children group has received about 1,500 signatures so far, short of its goal of 50,000 to keep what is being desired as a gruesome reenactment off the air.

"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."

The group calls the special "an affront to human dignity," and says, "This type of sensational and unscrupulous reporting can only cause harm."

Jackson's posthumous album, "Michael," is due in stores Tuesday.

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