The world’s top Michael Jackson impersonator has revealed he’s received no negative impact on his day job since Leaving Neverland aired this week – and that bookings have actually increased.
Dan Reed’s controversial two-part documentary saw the King of Pop accused of child sex abuse by Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
Since it’s airing, multiple radio stations across the world have banned Jacko’s music and a statue of the late singer was pulled down after it was reported the four hour film had left viewers feeling physically ‘sick.’
But according to Navi, the world’s top MJ tribute, not all fans have not been put off by the claims.
Navi, who works primarily in the UK and played Michael Jackson in the 2017 biopic Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland, said he’s received no cancellations since the airing.
Speaking to The Blast , Navi revealed the only response he’d had to the documentary was from a couple checking that he could still perform at their upcoming wedding.
Navi, who takes bookings a year in advance, admitted he had experienced a brief backlash to business after previous allegations against the singer in 1993 and again in 2005.
He said he’d felt ‘panicked’ when he heard about the new documentary but said the claims made in Leaving Neverland didn’t seem that credible to him.
Sticking up for his hero Michael, Navi said the two-part series was ‘convicting a man that’s not here to defend himself.’
Michael Jackson’s estate has denied the allegations made in the four hour documentary. Though many fans have expressed the two-parter had convinced them at Jacko’s guilt.
It featured gruesome descriptions of child sex abuse, which left some feeling so physically ill they had to switch off.
Jackson’s family have launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit over the documentary, and publicly condemned the film as a “public lynching”.
Jackson died in 2009 aged 50.