Parents of elementary school Los Angeles voted this week if your audience ceases to bear the name of the Michael Jackson after a controversial documentary in which he was accused of sexual abuse.
Primary Gardner He called for a vote that ended on Thursday, and ballots will be considered Friday. After 6:00 local time, the results were not published.
"In response to comments from parents and staff on the current name of our audience (…) we offer an opportunity for our parents or representatives and employees to vote on this issue"said school principal Karen Hollis.
At the auditorium of the school, located in Hollywood, was named after the pop king in 1989. At the age of 11, Jackson visited Garner Elementary for several months before his first single from Jackson 5, I want to go back, it will start in glory 1969.
Shortly thereafter, and with other successes like ABC, Love saved you and I will be there, the youngest of the five brothers went to receive classes with private tutors.
Debate over the name of the auditorium – a tourist place in Los Angeles – splits the parents after HBO broadcast an impressive documentary Remaining Neverland, in which two men claimed to have been sexually abused by the singer who died in 2009.
"It's not appropriate for elementary school. The documentary film paints a pretty clear picture", Told the Los Angeles Times by Robert Fitzgerald, one of the school's parents.
"There are people in this country who have done worse things in the country that have been convicted and who still have their names in the buildings," said Mireon Arslan. "We have people as president [Donald] Trump, who [supuestamente] abused women and is president of the United States "added
The Vice President of the Los Angeles Board of Education, Nick Melvoin, recommended that the name be removed.
"I firmly believe that the numbers whose names decorate the buildings of our schools need to maintain the same level of values that we want to convey to our students, and the new accusations against Michael Jackson, detailed in" Leaving Neverland ", are incredible disturbing, "he said. statement sent to AFP.
"I think Jackson's name does not meet that standard and should not remain exposed, especially because many of his alleged victims are at the same age as the students who meet each day in that auditorium.", he added.