You might notice a couple of hits missing this summer from "Weird Al" Yankovic's Strings Attached Tour -- his first trek playing with a full orchestra.
The Grammy Award-winning humorist has dropped his pair of well-known Michael Jackson parodies -- "Eat It" ("Beat It") and "Fat" ("Bad") from the set this time out, in the wake of HBO's Leaving Neverland documentary and the controversy that followed. "I don't know if that's going to be permanent or not," Yankovic tells Billboard, "but we just felt that with what's happened recently with the HBO documentaries, we didn't want anybody to feel uncomfortable. I felt I had enough fan favorites in the show that I could get away with it. I haven't gotten a lot of pushback; There have been some people who have expressed disappointment, but we decided to err on the side of not offending people."
It does, however, waive of him of the responsibility for putting on the oversized "Fat" suit during shows in the summer heat. "It's still in storage," Yankovic says, "so it may come back some day. We'll see."