Leaving Neverland is the documentary that keeps on giving because the HBO special continues to divide fans and critics alike. In the wake of the two-part series, Jackson’s music has been yanked from radio stations worldwide as his presence has been removed from exhibits. While there are some celebrities who have dodged questions about Jackson, others have publicly picked a side and spoken openly about the recent child molestation accusations against the pop icon.
Rapper T.I. has questioned the motives of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, the two men at the center of the Leaving Neverland documentary. Host Piers Morgan questioned Dan Reed, the documentary’s director, and stated that he believed Safechuck and Robson were out for money. Juice WRLD said he wants people to let Jackson’s legacy rest. Mo’Nique took to her podcast to criticize Oprah Winfrey for hosting her After Neverland special where the media mogul sat down for an intimate follow up interview with the accusers. Now, Barbra Streisand has thrown her two cents in, telling The Times that she “absolutely” believes Safechuck and Robson, but it all couldn’t have been so bad if they grew up and got married.
“His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has,” she said. “You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard say [the 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.”
Streisand went on to say that still has mixed feelings about the situation but ultimately, the parents of the children need to be held responsible for whatever happened behind closed doors with Jackson. “I feel bad for the children,” she said. “I feel bad for him. I blame, I guess, the parents, who would allow their children to sleep with him.”