Barbra Streisand Issues Apology For Remarks About Michael Jackson’s Alleged Victims

This weekend, Barbra Streisand discovered herself in fairly sizzling water after an article within the Times U.Okay. revealed some phrases deemed insensitive to the alleged victims Michael Jackson within the wake the Leaving Neverland documentary on HBO.

In her original statement with the Times, Streisand declared that she did believer Wade Robson and Safechuck, however went on to defend Jackson’s alleged molestation them: “His sexual wants have been his sexual wants …] You can say ‘molested,’ however these youngsters, as you heard say Robson and Safechuck], they have been thrilled to be there. They each married and so they each have youngsters, so it didn’t kill them.”

Barbra Streisand Issues Apology For Remarks About Michael Jackson's Alleged Victims

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On Saturday, Streisand made an effort to clear up her phrases, talking with Entertainment Weekly, she acknowledged that she doesn’t imagine “it’s OK for the innocence youngsters to be taken benefit by anybody.”

She added: “The tales these two younger males shared have been painful to listen to, and I really feel nothing however sympathy for them. The single most vital function being a father or mother is to guard their youngsters. It’s clear that the mother and father the 2 younger males have been additionally victimized and seduced by fame and fantasy.”

 “I’m proundly sorry for any ache or misunderstanding I attributable to not selecting my phrases extra rigorously about Michael Jackson and his victims as a result of the phrases as printed don’t mirror my true emotions,” she most not too long ago mentioned in a separate statement to EW. “I didn’t imply to dismiss the trauma these boys skilled in any method. Like all survivors sexual assault, they must carry this for the remaining their lives. I really feel deep regret and I hope that James and Wade know that I actually respect and admire them for talking their reality.”