"His Sexual Needs Were His Sexual Needs" - Barbra Streisand Sympathizes with Michael Jackson, Blames Parents
In a profile that ran this week in the UK’s Evening Standard, Babs addressed the sexual assault allegations levied against the late icon in the controversial HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland. Though she claimed to “absolutely” believe accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, Streisand doesn’t appear to blame their alleged abuser for their decades of injuries, claiming “his sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has.”
Saving the heat for the families, Streisand adds, “I feel bad for the children. I feel bad for him. I blame, I guess, the parents, who would allow their children to sleep with him.” She goes on to challenge the severity of Robson and Safechuck’s alleged injuries, “You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”
Streisand is the latest to add her voice to a polarizing discussion in the wake of Leaving Neverland. Radio stations and museums have begun to remove Jackson’s music and memorabilia. The Simpsons pulled a classic episode featuring the late King of Pop. Meanwhile, others have doubled-down on their support for Jackson, including his daughter, Paris, and Pete Rock.