Café protests MJ documentary

A Tauranga café protested the controversial ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary by hosting a ‘Michael Jackson Monday’, playing his hits on repeat all day.

“He's dead so he's not able to support himself,” Thy Neighbour Coffee Bar owner Kaylee Haakma said. “From what I've seen on social media, a lot of people do support him and support his innocence and there doesn't seem to be very many people who think he is guilty.”

However, the response quickly turned sour following the publication of an article in the Bay of Plenty Times. Thy Neighbour’s Facebook page was inundated with negative comments and bad reviews.

“I have had some SHOCKING reviews left on my business page because my opinion is different from someone else's,” Haakma posted on the cafés Facebook page last night. “This is not on to attack me personally, I haven’t done that to any one of you, so let this be a warning that I will not hesitate to take names to the police of anyone who decides to attack me and my business page for difference in opinion.”

“He was a WEIRD person, but that doesn’t make him guilty, and for that I will stand my ground in support of his music, and for a guy that deserves to RIP.”