Michael Jackson is Back: Danish Mall Reverses Removal

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Michael Jackson performs in concert circa 1986.

Denmark’s oldest shopping mall has reversed its decision not to exhibit a statue of Michael Jackson.

Jesper Andreasen, manager of the Roedovre Centrum mall in suburban Copenhagen, says on Facebook it was “an overreaction” to remove the statue, adding the late singer “has never been found guilty of any of the accusations against him.”

The statue was taken out after about 15 online complaints, mostly from families with children, fearing it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of allegations that Jackson molested boys.    

The mall is displaying wax statues of major stars, including Marilyn Monroe and Julia Roberts, on a central square to coincide with Danish schools’ weeklong winter break that started Monday. The Jackson figure was back Wednesday (Feb. 13).