Michael Jackson Related News: Barbra Streisand Clarifies Comments And More

- She previously 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.”

- In a statement released today, Streisand has now clarified her remarks and says “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.”

Update: Another statement from Barbra's Twitter

- Jordan Peele explains the significance behind one of the characters in his film "Us" wearing a T-shirt of Michael Jackson circa Thriller.

- Peele says that he didn't know that "Leaving Neverland" was coming out when he made the film, but that Michael Jackson's "duality" was well-documented before that.

- He says that the Jackson symbolism "addresses the idea of a shadow self" and the shadow self, which is the main theme of "Us", "involves an inability for us to ignore the truth and the darker side of ourselves." Peele adds that it's the "perfect symbol" of the movie.

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