Should Michael Jackson mural ‘beat it’? No, artist says

BY GABE HERMAN | The East Village mural of Michael Jackson that went up last summer will stay up, according to the artist who painted it.

The new HBO documentary about the singer, “Leaving Neverland,” highlights damning new sex-abuse allegations against the late “King of Pop.” However, a survey of the area found people mostly supportive of the mural and Jackson.

Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra put up several murals around the city over several months last year, as The Villager reported.

Eduardo Kobra’s split-portrait mural of Michael Jackson at E. 11th St. and First Ave. (Photo by Bob Krasner)

The works were part of Kobra’s “Colors of Freedom” project. They included Mother Teresa and Gandhi in Chelsea, a 9/11 firefighter on the Upper East Side, and a Run-DMC mural in the East Village.

The Michael Jackson mural went up in July and is at E. 11 St. and First Ave. It is a…

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