Leaving Neverland portrays Michael Jackson as a pedophile and sexual abuser. The documentary, which debuted at Sundance earlier this year, premiered on HBO last night and sent #BlackTwitter into a frenzy with incredulous fans.
Wade Robinson and James Safechuck accused the beloved entertainer of molesting them while they were 7 and 10-years-old. Robinson and Safechuck revealed heartbreaking details about their alleged time with MJ at the controversial Neverland Ranch.
Their shocking allegations sent social media awry and polarized critics and fans, leaving them debating if the documentary was self-serving and a plot to extort money out of the MJ estate.
Jackie, Tito and Marlon denied the accusations against their brother during an interview with Gayle King on CBS.
“I know Michael. I’m the oldest brother. I know my brother. I know what he stood for, what he was all about, bringing the world together, making kids happy,” they said.
It seems like the public agrees with the brothers. According to critics of the documentary, there are no receipts or evidence, besides pictures, to validate their claims.
Here’s what they’re saying:
The ‘Leaving Neverland’ Documentary Left Michael Jackson Fans Polarized was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
Wade Robson’s career, finances, and marriage in disarray, he began shopping a book that claimed he was sexually abused by Michael Jackson. No publisher picked it up. #LeavingNeverland pic.twitter.com/poFYRq8i4g— BallerAlert (@balleralert) March 4, 2019
HBO should be ashamed to air such a one sided and totally biased portrait. Too much of the story don't add up and after some quick research about the families this is laughable... Jackson estate better sue HBO if possible #LeavingNeverland— Flex (@Rodriguez1__) March 4, 2019
#leavingneverland I watched this with an open mind. I didn't want to believe it, but wanted to hear their side, and read what documents/testimonials/court paperwork others had. I still do not find anything to convince me MJ did what he is being accused of. pic.twitter.com/CNwjjWqBkU— Delsina (@delsina363) March 4, 2019
Who knew that if you created a one-sided doc based on shock value and recycled false claims people would believe you. The main reason this doc exists is because defamation laws do not apply to the dead. This is a slap in the face to real victims of sexual abuse. #leavingneverland— Kennedy 🧸 (@goinpIaces) March 4, 2019
So Wade said MJ put his hands on his head and his hair felt like Brillo. Rasict bullsh*t aside he didn't feel the balloon MJ had to have inserted under his scalp to stretch it in order to help them remove the scare tissue from his Pepsi burn? #LeavingNeverland pic.twitter.com/huL5rGjuBr— Dan It Cuts...Like (@K_N_Ife) March 4, 2019
#LeavingNeverland may be one of the biggest buckets of bullshit I have ever witnessed in my life. A boring, sappy, indescribably inaccurate documentary rife with contradictions and moronic statements.— PerfectHarbinger (@PerfectHarb) March 4, 2019
Calling this a "mockumentary" is an insult to mockumentaries. #MJInnocent
Last month Elvis Presley received an all star tribute to his life and career on NBC. All while his history of drugging & sleeping with underage girls was well known. There is and will never be a documentary on him like the one about MJ tonight #LeavingNeverland— Pras Michél (@PrasMichel) March 4, 2019
anyone who is watching and believing #LeavingNeverland should be ashamed of themselves for not doing their own research and reading the facts. this is a BLATANT money grab built on lies! stop following today’s outrage culture and think for yourself for once.— ramy b 🇪🇬 (@ramyb_) March 4, 2019
This flimsy piece of shit #LeavingNeverland documentary is so flimsy. HBO and everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves. Go get Roman Polanski or Woody Allen. You know, the guys that actually are pedos and still alive— another man (@MarkusTaffy) March 4, 2019
Corey Feldman, who wants to expose the Hollywood pedo ring admitted that many famous celebs raped him and Corey Haim when they were kid stars. When asked about MJ, he said mj was one adult that he could feel safe with in Hollywood because he never touched kids #LeavingNeverland— Crystal Star (@MeCrystalStar) March 4, 2019
The only thing that this "documentary" proves to me is that the name Michael Jackson is still interesting enough to generate loads of money.— ᗪᗩᐯIᑎᗩ 💖 (@DavinaSteinweg) March 4, 2019
And that's what is all about for those boys: money.#LeavingNeverland
Michael Jackson was under FBI surveillance for well over a decade. They found NOTHING to substantiate claims of child abuse. He was also fully exonerated following his '05 trial. #LeavingNeverland fails to highlight these FACTS - and MJ is no longer here to defend himself.— Elgin Charles (@ElginCharles) March 4, 2019