Children's Museum removes Michael Jackson items from display

In this Feb. 24, 1988 file photo, Michael Jackson performs during his 13-city U.S. tour in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Cliff Schiappa, File)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Three items connected to Michael Jackson have been removed from display at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

The museum confirmed to Eyewitness News Friday that a fedora and glove belonging to the late pop star have been taken off display in the American POP exhibit and a poster related to Jackson was removed from the display in the "Power of Children" section dedicated to Ryan White.

"The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis works hard to put positive role models in front of our visitors. We believe it was appropriate at this time to remove from display, the fedora, glove and poster related to Michael Jackson," the museum said in a statement. "As the world’s largest children’s museum, we are very sensitive to our audience. In an excess of caution, and in response to the controversy over the HBO film called “Leaving Neverland”, which directly involved allegations of abuse against children, we removed those objects while we carefully consider the situation more fully."

Three radio stations in Montreal pulled Jackson's music from rotation following child molestation allegations against the musician made in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland." The creators of "The Simpsons" also removed an episode of the show featuring Jackson's voice after the documentary aired.