Barbra Streisand gets ‘canceled’ over remarks about Michael Jackson’s alleged victims

The Daily Dot - 03-23


Barbra Streisand has put her feelings about Michael Jackson and HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary out into the world, and many are wishing she hadn’t. Allegations of Jackson’s sexual misconduct with children have hardly been a secret over the years, dating back to 1993 when he was first accused of sexual abuse by a 13-year-old boy. Although criminal charges were never filed in 1993—and Jackson was likewise acquitted in the 2005 case, People v. Jackson—the documentary has brought renewed interest into the subject. And hearing the firsthand accounts of alleged victims Wade Robson and James Safechuck have now made it difficult to continue to turn a blind eye to Jackson’s behavior.