Michael Jackson accusers are going after Dave Chappelle and Netflix over his standup special.
Dave Chappelle has caused another stir after he touched on the recently released documentary Leaving Neverland in his latest Netflix Special. The special entitled Sticks and Stones touched on a plethora of controversial issues none more so than Chappelle’s opinion on brand new sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. Chappelle as witty as ever presented his unique opinion in defense of the King of Pop. He started by stating simply, “I don’t believe these motherf***ers, I do not believe them.”
He went as far as to say “even if he did do it, you know what I mean, its Michael Jackson, I know half the people in the room were molested, but it wasn’t no Michael Jackson, was it? This kid got his d*** sucked by the King of Pop. All we get is awkward Thanksgivings for the rest of our lives. You know how good it must have felt to go to school the next day after that s****?”
Implying that they should be grateful to be molested by the king of pop. One must take this with a grain of salt however as Dave Chappelle is a comedian and these statements were clearly meant as jokes, furthermore ruffling feathers is apart of being comedian.
Understandably one of Michael Jackson’s accusers Wade Robson expressed his disgust at both Dave Chappelle and Netflix.
Robson described the content as “disgusting, irresponsible and inexcusable.” He declared he didn’t personally care whether Chappelle believed him but “we can and should do better than this.”
The documentary, Leaving Neverland which has been nominated for five Emmy Awards has created a lot of speculation towards the life of Michael Jackson, and his legacy is definitely under threat in light of these allegations. Many believe the allegations while there are also many like Chappelle who jump to the defense of the deceased superstar.
Was Chappelle wrong in the way he presented his opinion? Should creatives be censored on the basis of not offending anybody?
Leave your views and be sure to take a peek at Dave Chappelle’s Special “Sticks and Stones” to get his views first hand.