Barbra Streisand made some nasty pedophilia-defending comments in a recent interview when asked about her thoughts on the documentary Leaving Neverland, which documents the stories of two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them as children.
Streisand stated, “You can say ‘molested’, but those children, as you heard say, they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”
Like a true liberal, Streisand also appealed to Jackson’s “sexual orientation rights” in saying that his, “sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has.”
So, the day has come when liberals start supporting pedophilia the same as homosexuality….where will the line be drawn?
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Now, she says she is “profoundly sorry” for not “choosing [her] words more carefully,” which begs the question of why she would say what she did in the first place if she didn’t mean it.
Her apology has proven not to be enough to restore her reputation, and many are still rightfully outraged by her comments.
Sorry Barbra, but it’s hard to take back such disgusting claims once given.
Check out the responses on Twitter and read the story for yourself:
Vanity Fair reported on the story:
Perhaps predictably, Barbra Streisand’s remark to The Times of London that alleged molestation “didn’t kill” Michael Jackson accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck hasn’t gone over well. Streisand’s comments on Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland inspired a torrent of social-media outrage, pushing the singer to issue both a clarifying statement and an apology over Instagram.
“To be crystal clear, there is no situation or circumstance where it is OK for the innocence of children to be taken advantage of by anyone,” Streisand’s statement reads. “The stories these two young men shared were painful to hear, and I feel nothing but sympathy for them. The single most important role of being a parent is to protect their children. It’s clear that the parents of the two young men were also victimized and seduced by fame and fantasy.”
USA Today gave more detail on Streisand's apology:
Barbra Streisand has walked back her controversial comments about Michael Jackson's sexual abuse accusers, saying she feels "deep remorse" for dismissing the trauma they experienced as children.
“I am profoundly sorry for any pain or misunderstanding I caused by not choosing my words more carefully about Michael Jackson and his victims,” the icon wrote Saturday in a statement on Twitter. “I didn’t mean to dismiss the trauma these boys experienced in any way.
"Like all survivors of sexual assault, they will have to carry this for the rest of their lives. I feel deep remorse and I hope that James (Safechuck) and Wade (Robson) know that I truly respect and admire them for speaking their truth.”
Backlash set in after wide-ranging interview published Friday, in which Streisand told The Times of London that she believes the accusations made by Robson, 36, and Safechuck, 40, in the recent HBO documentary, "Leaving Neverland."
"Oh, absolutely. That was too painful," says Streisand, who recalled Jackson as "very sweet, very childlike."
Asked about the abusive behavior alleged in the documentary, Streisand says: "His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has. You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard say, they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”
She acknowledged having a combination of feelings about the situation. "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.”
Fox News gave more detail on the backlash Streisand has received:
Streisand’s comments immediately drew criticism from the documentary’s director, Dan Reed.
“'It didn’t kill them' @BarbraStreisand did you really say that?!” he wrote on Twitter.
Many other users quickly followed suit, one person even writing that Streisand’s comments made her feel ill.
“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 such a wrong and hurtful thing to say. Ugh.”
“These comments by Barbara [sic] Streisand on Michael Jackson’s sexual abuse accusers are sick and says volumes about Hollywood’s demented and perverted thinking,” a second commented.
“Who knew in 2019 I would throw my love for Barbara [sic] Streisand into a dumpster but here I am,” another wrote.
“It’s with great honor that I can happily report that Barbara [sic] Streisand is officially canceled,” one man wrote.
"Barbara [sic] Streisand's take on survivors of child sexual abuse: ‘It didn't kill them.’ Survivors of sexual abuse have higher rates of suicide, eating disorders, drug addiction, repeat victimization later in life, etc. Child sexual abuse literally does kill people,” one person argued.
“I have loved Barbra Streisand for my whole life. No more,” read another comment.
Access also made a video report on the story, which you can check out here: