“It’s hard to explain the relationship between superstars of the 80s and their fans to people who weren’t alive or old enough to remember the decade.” Strong piece by @CraigSJ on the doc I’m dreading to watch. https://t.co/FHPi95vdlN— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 2, 2019
Michael Jackson super fans are really going hard in my comments for simply sharing an article by a cultural critic who shared his opinion on the doc. This is one of the kindler, gentler comments. I mean, Annie, are you okay? ‘Cause this is a lot. 🥺 https://t.co/GWQIIPiyKa— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 4, 2019
Part 1 of the gut-wrenching "Leaving Neverland" documentary, which chronicles the allegations of the sexual abuse that Wade Robson and James Safechuck suffered when they were children at the hands of the late musician Michael Jackson, aired tonight on HBO. Needless to say, it prompted strong reactions on social media and a few celebrities reacted to it (and to the preview of Oprah's upcoming interview "After Neverland" with Robson and Safechuck as well).
michael jackson docu is on now on HBO - haunting ...— ROSIE (@Rosie) March 4, 2019
As a former child actress, I can’t help but watch this documentary and think about how wrong it is for children to be put in the position of performing for the soul purpose of pleasing adults. It’s such a slippery, dangerous, often abusive slope. #LeavingNeverland— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 4, 2019
People are going to be deeply loved by the Michael Jackson documentary. It will also help a lot of people know how children and families are lured into dangerous situations. It is an important film. https://t.co/gNCv5mNX02— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) March 3, 2019
Of course. Because then they would learn something they don’t want to know.Lack of curiosity and empathy for his victims is essential to fighting to keep the estate healthy.What would happen if they acknowledged he was a talented man who hurt children? They could help the world. https://t.co/LDlVRhoLqF— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) March 3, 2019
When you have been sexually abused since the age of seven not every moment of your life is crystal clear in your memory but you certainly know what happened to you, over and over. The Michael Jackson doc starts in 15 minutes on the east coast. All should watch with compassion. https://t.co/ZlYrywjtku— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) March 4, 2019
The survivors are brave. .@Oprah is brave. The documentarians are brave. This is what brave is folks, standing against the grain, going against the norm, rocking the boat because sometimes it needs to be rocked. It is hard to hear truth, but that’s what growing pains are. #Brave https://t.co/luV8wiImAp— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) March 3, 2019
I'm afraid to watch this Michael Jackson doc but I have to.— Bryan Greenberg (@bryangreenberg) March 4, 2019
Lot of disturbing details I wasn’t ready for. #LeavingNeverland— Bryan Greenberg (@bryangreenberg) March 4, 2019
Speechless. #LeavingNeverland— andy lassner (@andylassner) March 4, 2019
A reminder that part 2 of the documentary airs on March 4th on HBO at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Oprah's "After Neverland" interview with Wade and James airs directly afterwards.
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This documentary was so heartbreaking to watch.