Barbra Streisand made a clarifying statement on Saturday. In the midst of intense arguments over controversial statements that had made them a particularly sensitive topic these days: Michael Jackson.
There has been a recent controversy surrounding Jackson Men claim that the deceased singer sexually abused them as children. Radio stations have pulled the King of Pop songs out of the waves. The fans clashed in social media as they struggled with the complications of Jackson's legacy.
On Saturday, Streisand, 76, had suddenly entered into controversy, telling Variety in a statement that she did not believe there was ever a "situation". in which children should be used. The comments came one day after the Times of London quoted them saying "Jackson's sexual needs are his sexual needs."
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"To be clear, there is no situation or circumstances in which the innocence of children can be exploited by anyone," her new statement said , "The stories these two young men shared were painful to hear, and I feel nothing but pity for them."
She referred to the insult claims of Wade Robson and James Safechuck, which were described in a two-part documentary that HBO followed with a forum led by Oprah Winfrey.
Streisand's statement seemed to be a review of the remarks she had made, and seemed more sympathetic to the defendants.
"His sexual needs were his sexual needs Whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has," the famous singer had been quoted as saying.
She continued, "You may say" molested, "but these children, as you said [the grown-up Robson and Safechuck]were thrilled to be there.They married and have both children, so they were not killed."
Streisand's new statement on Saturday also apologized for remarks accusing the boys' parents.
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Streisand's first comments worried for a major social media game, including documentary filmmaker Dan Reed.
Madeline Farber of Fox News contributed to this report.