Michael Jackson's induction into a US museum will be overshadowed by protests by child abuse survivors.
The singer is set to be inducted into the National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame in New York in August for his contribution to dance.
But a group that represents people molested as children plans to disrupt the celebration by demonstrating outside the Saratoga Springs venue.
Jackson, who died on June 25, 2009, at the age of 50, was acquitted of child sex abuse charges in 2005.
"Most often a not-guilty verdict means a wealthy defendant had enough money to buy a verdict of 'reasonable doubt'," wrote John Aretakis and the Reverend Robert Hoatson of the group, Road to Recovery Inc, in a letter to the museum
"We know your Hall of Fame may do good work and is trying to secure state and national notoriety, media coverage and significant donations. However, to do so on the backs of childhood survivors of sexual abuse by honouring a paedophile is not a good business decision."
Donna Skiff, a spokeswoman for the museum, told a US newspaper: "We are honouring him for his dance and not for his lifestyle."