In news that is hardly surprising (but disappointing none-the-less), Diana Ross shared a message of support for Michael Jackson, tweeting “This is what’s on my heart this morning. I believe and trust that Michael Jackson was and is A magnificent incredible force to me and to many others. STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE”
This is what’s on my heart this morning. I believe and trust that Michael Jackson was and is A magnificent incredible force to me and to many others.
STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) March 23, 2019
Ross, of course, acted as a mentor for the young Michael Jackson and stood by him his entire life. Of course she would defend him. She’s an old woman with blinders on, I’m not going to get too twisted about it.
In related news, Barbra Streisand has clarified her comments about Michael Jackson, in which she said that although she “absolutely” believes Wade Robson and James Safechuck, she thinks that they were “thrilled” to be there and that the abuse “didn’t kill them.” Streisand also said of Jackson “His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has.”
Which, as you can imaging, caused quite an uproar.
Now she has released a statement saying:
“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. 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.”
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) March 23, 2019
I have a feeling this isn’t over by a long shot.