Barbra Streisand has sparked controversy after voicing her opinion on allegations against Michael Jackson in the wake of HBO's Leaving Neverland documentary.
In a recent interview with the Evening Standard Streisand says she "absolutely" believes that Jackson is sexually abused Wade Robson and James Safechuck, but in that she appears to sympathize with the pop star.
"His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he or she has," she said.
"You can say 'molested,' but those children, as they heard say [the grown-up Robson and Safechuck]they were both thrilled to be there I blame the parents of Jackson's alleged victims, saying, "I feel bad for the children." I blame, I guess, the parents Leaving Neverland Director Dan Reed took to Streisand's comments, writing, '' It did not kill them, '@BarbraStreisand, Did you really say that ?! "
Check out Reed's tweet, along with other reactions to Streisand's comments on Twitter, below.
̵1; Dan Reed (@ danreed1000) March 22, 2019  Oh god no. This is horrible. I feel sick. @BarbraStreisand is my idol and I look up to her so much. This breaks my heart that she would say this. Because this is a wrong and hurtful thing to say. Ugh. https://t.co/emlO9qAxCW
– Camilla (@ Camilla_33) March 22, 2019
Barbra Streisand's comments on Michael Jackson's accusers are outrageous and perplexing to say the very least. pic.twitter.com/eFSTZUu4bz
– Alexander W. McCall (@awmccall) March 22, 2019
barbra streisand has lost her entire goddamned mind. She is talking about michael jackson and his victims pic.twitter.com/nOs4ruK9Q2
– endora bullshit (@collectdust) March 22, 2019