Just a single day soon after Barbra Streisand was raked more than the coals for her comments relating to Michael Jackson’s sexual abuse accusers, Jackson’s extended-time pal Diana Ross is asking his critics to just “quit.”
Ross took to Twitter on Saturday to express her personal feelings about the resurgence of interest and scrutiny in the wake of Wade Robson and James Safechuck sharing their stories of sexual abuse in HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” docuseries.
The series itself has been met with criticism from Jackson’s supporters, as it is decidedly a single-sided, when nevertheless other critics think each Robson and Safechuck have been inconsistent in their stories and are motivated by funds.
“I think and trust that Michael Jackson was and is a magnificent remarkable force to me and to quite a few other people. Quit in the name of really like.”
This is what’s on my heart this morning. I think and trust that Michael Jackson was and is A magnificent remarkable force to me and to quite a few other people.
Quit IN THE NAME OF Adore
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) March 23, 2019
Coming on the heels of a similarly-themed docuseries on allegations against R. Kelly that has led to new charges becoming brought against the singer, “Leaving Neverland” finds the late King of Pop once more beneath the scrutiny of the public for allegations of youngster sexual abuse dating back decades.
Jackson was completely exonerated in an earlier trial brought forth by a different man, in portion due to the fact of the testimony of Robson, who insisted then that absolutely nothing untoward had occurred amongst him and Jackson, and an earlier allegations was in portion debunked by each Safechuck and Robson.
In “Neverland,” on the other hand, each males claim they have been not prepared then to speak their truths, or have been not but completely conscious that they had been abused.
Jackson’s estate was enraged more than the docuseries, and is suing HBO for airing it. They sustain the pop singer’s innocence, as he did all through his life.
Whilst Ross’ comments have been not practically as incendiary or explosive as Streisand’s — who recommended any alleged abuse “did not kill” the two males and that they seemed “thrilled” to be in Jackson’s business — she was nonetheless also met with a lot of critics on the web. Streisand has considering that apologized for her initial comments.
Beneath are just a sampling of the comments Ross received from critics as properly as Jackson’s supporters who applauded her for speaking out:
Ms. Ross is nevertheless the BOSS!!! @DianaRoss https://t.co/szg0d5wrSw
— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) March 23, 2019
Mith Diana Ross normally has that man’s back. She will forever have that spot on his correct buddies list. And that is period. pic.twitter.com/vuhDnIxDkU
— Agent Dᴀɪ. ✨ (@thatsforalltime) March 23, 2019
Oof, girl. Not a fantastic appear.
— anthony (@anthonysthots) March 23, 2019
What is taking place to Diana Ross suitable now is precisely why much more celebs have not spoken out in defense of Michael. They never want to be attacked or have their personal reputations place in jeopardy. It is a sad state of affairs that we’ve come to this.
— Raven Woods (@emailraven) March 23, 2019
I’ve normally loved & respected you. You comprehend a particular person can simultaneously B two issues at after? He can have been the particular person you knew&loved & a harmful, abusing, pedophile as well? They hide in plain sight. Reality:people today of your generation shield abusers=why we are exactly where we are😢
— Emily Filmore (@EmilyFilmore) March 23, 2019
Evan Ross, (@realevanross) Diana Ross’s SON, grew up realizing Michael Jackson and deemed him to be household. He has shared his mother’s tweet on Instagram and has repeatedly defended Michael in his comments. #MJInnocent ❤️ pic.twitter.com/eUKhlygaOu
— MJJLegion ♕ (@MJJLegion) March 24, 2019
When do survivors of sexual assault get any fucking really like?
— The Other Heather (@pinklady_ktown) March 23, 2019
— Courtlin (@CourtlinD1) March 23, 2019
diana ross: give me that beer
barbra streisand: i am not accomplished holding it
diana ross: i mentioned GIVE ME THAT FUCKING BEER
— blaine capatch (@blainecapatch) March 23, 2019
Thank you, Ms Ross! I am glad that nevertheless soon after all this time you come out correct and powerful in help of Michael. If only much more had your courage to not be swayed by the mass hysteria of the media.
— Pez Jax (@Pezjax) March 23, 2019
She’s a piece of perform.
Diana Ross is denying Jackson was an abuser as well.
— Michele (@UnimpressedTX) March 23, 2019
Diana Ross is a lady of integrity as opposed to the guilty till confirmed innocent, pitchfork waving, thick as mince airheads who consider an egregious propaganda film with no proof trumps the court verdicts. So fantastic for Diana, she’s the epitome of class. Michael Jackson is innocent. https://t.co/KYhVU9WQuI
— Grace Mourby (@badgraciebabes) March 24, 2019
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