Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross have both given statements supporting Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson's legacy is currently being questioned, following accusations of sexual abuse made in the documentary Leaving Neverland.
However it seems that some icons are struggling to overhaul their relationships with the King Of Pop.
Speaking to the Times, Barbra Streisand said: "His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has."
"You can say 'molested', but those children, as you heard say, they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn't kill them."
The remarks caused uproar online, forcing Barbra Streisand to release a further statement:
"I am profoundly sorry for any pain or misunderstanding I caused by not choosing my words more carefully about Michael Jackson and his victims, because the words as printed do not reflect my true feelings."
"I didn’t mean to dismiss the trauma these boys experienced in any way. Like all survivors of sexual assault, they will have to carry this for the rest of their lives. I feel deep remorse and I hope that James and Wade know that I truly respect and admire them for speaking their truth."
Diana Ross has also made remarks separately which has been interpreted as a show of support for Michael Jackson:
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.— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) March 23, 2019
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