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EXCLUSIVE: Louis Vuitton Condemns Abuse Amid Michael Jackson Controversy

Louis Vuitton, whose fall-winter 2019 men’s wear collection drew inspiration from Michael Jackson’s pop-culture legacy, has reacted swiftly to the mounting controversy in the wake of the “Leaving Neverland” documentary.
The HBO program, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January and aired on HBO earlier this month, spotlights two men who allege they were sexually abused as children by the “Thriller” singer.
“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,” Virgil Abloh, men’s artistic director at Vuitton, said in a statement released exclusively to WWD.
“We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling and disturbing,” added Michael Burke, Vuitton’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Child safety and welfare is of utmost importance to Louis Vuitton. We are fully committed to advocating this cause.”
In the statement, Vuitton stressed that the documentary has caused the fashion house “the greatest pain.”
The company also stressed that it was “unaware” of the documentary at the time of the Vuitton men’s show in January
“My intention for this show was to refer to Michael Jackson as a pop culture artist. It referred only to

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