Barbra Streisand has said it is never ever appropriate for the innocence of kids to be benefited from after being criticised for stating two males who declare abuse by Michael Jackson were “enjoyed be there”.
The Oscar-winning starlet and vocalist, 76, made the remarks in an interview with the Times, published on Friday, and ended up being the subject of criticism online overnight.
On Saturday, Streisand said through her agent: “To be crystal clear, there is no situation or situation where it is OK for the innocence of kids to be benefited from by anyone.
” The stories these two young men shared were agonizing to hear, and I feel nothing however sympathy for them.”
” The single essential function of being a parent is to safeguard their children. It’s clear that the parents of the two young males were likewise victimised and seduced by popularity and dream.”
In the Times’ interview, Streisand stated she believes James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who appeared in the documentary Leaving Neverland.
Nevertheless, she questioned why their moms and dads enabled them to sleep at the singer’s house.
She said: “His sexual needs were his sexual requirements, coming from whatever youth he has or whatever DNA he has.
” You can state ‘molested’, but those kids, as you heard say (the grown-up Robson and Safechuck), they were delighted to be there.
” They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t eliminate them.”
Asked if she was upset with Jackson, she stated: “It’s a combination of sensations. I feel bad for the kids. I feel bad for him.
” I blame, I think, the parents, who would enable their children to sleep with him. Why would Michael require these kids dressed like him and in the shoes and the dancing and the hats?”
The documentary’s director Dan Reed recommended Streisand’s remarks showed child abuse was “tolerated” by the film and television market.
Posting on Twitter, Reed asked: “Is pedophilia endured in parts of the show business?”
— Dan Reed (@danreed1000) March 23, 2019
The film was met by a furious response by the Jackson estate, which rejected the claims and berated the documentary as “an outrageous and useless effort to make use of and money in” on the super star.
Both Stephanie Safechuck and Joy Robson appeared in Leaving Neverland to state their experiences with Jackson.
Stephanie stated she “stopped working to safeguard” her boy while Pleasure stated she regretted her decision to leave her kid with Jackson at his Neverland ranch.
– Press Association