One well known entertainer has brought a media firestorm down on themselves after making comments about Michael Jackson and his past with children.
British newspaper The Times reported Barbra Streisand downplaying the sexual abuse that has been gaining attention since the release of the “Leaving Neverland” documentary.
While claiming to “absolutely” believe the allegations made against the King of Pop, Streisand shouldered the blame on the parents of the children while also implying they turned out fine.
“[Jackson’s] sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has,” Streisand said. “You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard say [grown-up Robson and Safechuck], they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”
“I feel bad for the children,” she continued, according to NYDN. “I feel bad for him. I blame, I guess, the parents, who would allow their children to sleep with him. Why would Michael need these little children dressed like him and in the shoes and the dancing and the hats?”
Understandably the public is disgusted with Streisand’s accounting of the event. “Leaving Neverland” director Dan Reed was even prompted to ask, “[I]s pedophilia tolerated in parts of the entertainment industry?”