I watched Leaving Neverland so you didn’t have to, and finding clips on the Leaving Neverland doc is outrageously hard. I’m glad they are. Thankfully, I’m not a sexual assault survivor, because I think if I was, watching this brilliant expose would have left me triggered AF.
Parts 1 and 2 aired on HBO last week and I felt sick after watching both. Hard to do. ‘Today’ had a great recap and used OPRAH’s televised special ABOUT the special to highlight how seriously you should consider removing Michael Jackson from your life.
Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck aren’t acting. You have to be numb to not know the difference between acting and real pain. Listening to both combined with Oprah’s new wokeness when it comes to her old friend, is very real. #Leaving Neverland grotesquely details how Michael Jackson raped Wade and James repeatedly, showed them how to masturbate, normalized it, then scared them into silence. Like every child victim of sexual assault, are now dealing with it much later in life and just like #I’MWITHHER, #I’MWITHTHEM.
It’s not possible Michael wasn’t disgustingly inappropriate with children and if you don’t believe that at this point you just don’t want to.
— shifty (@shifty_0) March 7, 2019
The evidence is undeniably overwhelming Michael Jackson stole the innocence of children around the world and I’ve been trying to remind people for a while now. Under no circumstances is it OK to normalize or look the other way when a man admits to sleeping in a bed with young boys.
Since Michael Jackson fans won’t believe Wade Robson & James Safechuck. Here is a clip from MJ talking about having kids sleep in his bed. His answer is totally normal and not at all creepy. #LeavingNeverland pic.twitter.com/gdxeCp07A7
— Monika Subasic (@monika_subasic) March 4, 2019
Martin Bashir’s interview aired 20 years ago and watching clips of it now, I seriously can’t believe Michael wasn’t arrested 2 seconds after this aired. Can you imagine hearing this today, saying to yourself “Meh, might be legit? He seems nice enough.” Then you hear about the motion and heat detectors in the hallway leading to his room and the 7 locks and the deadbolt on his bedroom door 20 years later and feel like a dick for ever doubting this behaviour was abnormal.
— Laura (@Lauratweets2017) March 6, 2019
‘Surviving Neverland’ was the most disgusting, accurate, disturbing, honest account of who Michael Jackson really was. A Serial Sexual Predator who preyed on young boys, buying off their parents who ignored their own son’s abuse for personal gain.
Every other victim was paid off.
Family members were paid millions.
It’s absolutely, true.
— i Neaux Nerdy (@iNeauxNerdy) March 5, 2019
The irony in the media is everywhere. The same media companies who won’t hire Matthew Barnaby will unabashedly play a paedophile’s music because it’s beneficial to their bottom line.
Every single Radio Operator in this country is well aware of the #Leaving Neverland Documentary and I’d like to think one person would be able to lead by example and pull his music. Maybe I find the hypocrisy of it unfair, but you can’t refute mountains of evidence because he’s dead or was never found technically guilty. By that logic, OJ Simpson should be the Commissioner of the NFL And Jian Ghomeshi shouldn’t be hiding in New York considering a move to a different country to change his greasy identity (which is actually true).
Logic and putting your money where your mouth is in regards to your corporate principals shouldn’t be hard 95% of Radio and TV is owned by one of 5 companies in Canada, so please don’t tell me SOMEONE lead by example for Christ’s sake.
Media, much like professional sports, knowingly looks the other way until they can’t when it comes to matters of principle. Basically, as long as the juice is worth the ratings/financial squeeze until clients start to question their ads being played 30 seconds after an MJ song.
It’s a tough spot. Banning the “King Of Pop” would kill half of every easy listening Radio Station’s playlist in the country and those happen to be the biggest money makers. ‘Soccer Mom 92.5 can’t play ‘Man in the Mirror’? EZ Rock (whatever, there are a billion EZ rocks) can’t play ‘Wanna be startin’ sumthing’?’
— 𝔖𝔲𝔷𝔢𝔢 𝔙𝔢𝔯𝔬𝔫𝔦𝔠𝔞 (@suzeeveronica) March 5, 2019
Rogers, Bell, CORUS, Stingray; Do the right thing. I know that means more Carly Jepsen and Bieber but there’s never been a better time to turn to CanCon to make a statement that playing the music of a man who convinced us it was ok to sleep with children and taught a few of them to masturbate along the way, is wrong.
The idea that Michael Jackson is innocent is fucking gross. He is so very obviously guilty. Infantilizing him, excusing faxes and recordings of obvious grooming, etc is disgusting. He molested boys. Not an opinion. Absolute fact. #LeavingNeveland
— Anonymous Charles (@AnonChar) March 5, 2019
So, who goes first? Rogers? Bell? Stingray? Corus?
Cogeco Media, which operates 23 radio stations in Quebec, has decided to stop playing Michael Jackson songs. https://t.co/uJUfNvYdpr
— CBC News (@CBCNews) March 5, 2019
Atta boy, Cogeco. Might be easier to do in a french speaking part of Canada, but big balls to make a statement on how to NOT exploit the music of a paedophile for corporate gain.
I get it, so it’s incredibly surprising you don’t.
Michael Jackson on kids sleeping in his bed. pic.twitter.com/lbXdEvxRpA
— Niall (@niallmoran_) March 5, 2019