Fans of the King of Pop were outraged following the airing of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. The seemingly one-sided series is attempting to mar Michael Jackson’s once unquestionable legacy.
Featuring Wade Robson and James Safechuck, Director Dan Reed filmed the controversial documentary to bare skeletons in MJ’s closet. Wade Robson alleges that the beloved pop star molested him for 7 years. James Safechuck claims Michael Jackson molested him for years from the age of 10. However, fans of the icon are saying the men featured are liars. Among the major complaints is the testimony that both men provided in their adulthood where both men stated Michael Jackson never harmed them.
Celebrities that were close to Michael Jackson have yet to co-sign the allegations of Michael’s abuse. Macaulay Culkin and Corey Feldman were both incredibly close to the singer in their youth. While Wade Robson says Culkin replaced him, Culkin maintains MJ never harmed him. Corey Feldman, who has comprised a list of all known pedophiles in Hollywood, has stated multiple times that Michael was the one adult he knew would keep him safe.
Other inconsistencies from the alleged victims accounts have drawn criticism along with evidence that they have attempted to profit from their connection to Michael. On August 29th, 2015, it was discovered that Wade Robson had listed several items on eBay. Using a pseudonym, Chantal818, the seller listed Michael Jackson memorabilia from Playa Del Rey, California. Priced at $1100, one photo was of particular significance as the inscription read “To WADE the Best friend in the universe. Love, Michael Jackson.” So how did fans discover Wade listed the items? Instagram. Found of Wade Robson’s sisters Instagram, the post featured the same coffee table from eBay listing.
Inconsistencies in James Safechuck’s account of sexual abuse has drawn much ire from the public as well. In May 2014, Safechuck alleged that Michael assaulted him during the 1988 Bad Tour. However, the timeline for the tour and following events do not match Safechuck’s account. Safechuck insists that he was assaulted in New York after Michael Jackson performed at the 1989 Grammy’s. However, the Grammy’s took place in Los Angeles, not New York and Michael didn’t perform, nor did he attend.
Those critical of dissonant fans are showing support for Safechuck and Robson as survivors. Many state that the contact Jackson had with children that were not his own was questionable. They also implore those loyal to the singer to examine their cognitive dissonance and dethrone the king of pop.
What’s your stance on Leaving Neverland? Are you standing with survivors or do you think Michael Jackson is innocent?
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.