Official: New York City Agency Won't Rename Subway Stop After Michael Jackson

Who's bad?

The MTA — for refusing to honor Michael Jackson at a Downtown Brooklyn subway station, a local politician says.

The Gloved One rocked the bustling Hoyt-Schermerhorn station in 1987 while filming his famous Martin Scorcese-directed "Bad" video there.

Since his June 25 death, City Councilwoman Letitia James has been trying to convince the agency to rename or co-name the station in Jackson's honor, but to no avail.

James (D-Brooklyn) said Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials even told her to "beat it," when she asked to hang a plaque at the station in honor of the late King of Pop.

But she's not giving up. James told The Post she plans to organize a petition drive to pressure the agency into reconsidering.

"Having Michael Jackson visit and moonwalk at this station was a huge deal not only for Brooklyn, but all of New York in the '80s," she said. "And renaming this station in his honor would put it on the map and help ensure that people don't forget."

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