"Weird Al" Yankovic Is Shelving His Michael Jackson Parodies After 'Leaving Neverland'

The parodist said his fat suit is currently in storage
'Weird Al' Yankovic Is Shelving His Michael Jackson Parodies After 'Leaving Neverland'
"Weird Al" Yankovic is currently a few weeks into his 64-city "Strings Attached" tour. While the shows are going off without a hitch, fans may have noticed two songs missing from the set list: "Fat" and "Eat It." That's because Yankovic has shelved them in the wake of the Michael Jackson docuseries Leaving Neverland.

Speaking with Billboard, Yankovic said he decided not to perform the songs after details of Jackson's alleged pedophilia resurfaced in the new doc.

"I don't know if that's going to be permanent or not, but we just felt that with what's happened recently with the HBO documentaries, we didn't want anybody to feel uncomfortable," Yankovic said. "I felt I had enough fan favorites in the show that I could get away with it. I haven't gotten a lot of pushback. There have been some people who have expressed disappointment, but we decided to err on the side of not offending people."

As for the fat suit, which was a staple of Yankovic's shows when performing those songs, the singer said it may be back. "It's still in storage," he said. "So it may come back some day. We'll see."

See the remaining "Strings Attached" tour dates below.

Tour dates:

06/28 Simpsonville, SC - Heritage Park Amphitheatre
06/29 Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre
06/30 Atlanta, GA - State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
07/02 Ft. Wayne, IN - Foellinger Theatre
07/03 Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion
07/05 Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
07/06 Cleveland, OH - KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square
07/07 Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
07/08 Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
07/11 Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
07/12 Philadelphia, PA - Metropolitan Opera House
07/13 Cary, NC  - Koka Booth Amphitheatre
07/14 Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/16 Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
07/18 Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
07/19 Mashantucket, CT  -  Foxwoods Resort Casino
07/20 New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
07/21 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/23 Lewiston, NY - Artpark Amphitheatre
07/26 Grand Rapids, MI - DeVos Performance Hall
07/27 Milwaukee, WI - Miller High Life Theatre
07/28 Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival
07/30 Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre
07/31 Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Theater
08/01 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/03 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
08/04 San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre
08/07 Las Vegas, NV - The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
08/08 Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre
08/09 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
08/10 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
08/11 Sacramento, CA - Memorial Auditorium
08/13 Wenatchee, WA - Town Toyota Center
08/14 Troutdale, OR - Edgefield
08/16-17 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
08/19 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
08/21 Victoria, BC - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
08/22 Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Centre
08/24 Calgary, AB - Jack Singer Concert Hall
08/25 Billings, MT - Rimrock Auto Arena
08/26 Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Event Center
08/29 Indianapolis, IN - White River State Park
08/30 Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
08/31 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
09/01 North Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena