Diana Ross is defending her friend, Michael Jackson, as resurfaced allegations of child abuse have come to light since the documentary Leaving Neverland was released.
In the HBO show, Wade Robson and James Safechuck speak out about the abuse they suffered as children by the hands of the king of pop. They went into graphic detail of what they both say is years of abuse and molestation. It has changed the opinion of Jackson in the eyes of many fans and friends.
However, Jackson’s estate has vehemently denied any claims since the documentary came out. Several celebrities, like Barbra Streisand, have come to the defense of a man who is not here to defend himself, while others have distanced themselves from his legacy. Streisand did backtrack her words saying she does believe the accusers but she only changed her tune after significant backlash claiming her words were taken out of context.
.@DianaRoss is the latest celebrity to defend Michael Jackson amid sexual abuse allegations.
“STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE” pic.twitter.com/WOYuaIO8Ae
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 23, 2019
Ross is the latest famous face and close pal of Jackson to criticize those speaking out against 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. STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE,” Tweeted the 74-year-old singer.
Ross often performed with Jackson as his career was on the rise, as well as at the height of his stardom. It is classic Ross to quote her famous song from The Supremes.
Her Tweet earned her mixed reactions on social media. Twitter blew up with people attacking the iconic singer, while others came to her defense.
“Ms. Ross is still the BOSS!!!” Tweeted actress Debbie Allen
“You fake woke clowns can just sit ALL THE WAY DOWN. Don’t dare come for the Queen @DianaRoss for telling the TRUTH about her baby Michael Jackson. She knew this man before he was a man. A lot of you are nothing but a bunch of uneducated ignorant BULLIES,” wrote Nicole’s View.
Diana Ross knew Michael Jackson closely for 40 YEARS. She trusted him with her children and they adore him. He named her as a possible guardian for his children in his will. She has EVERY RIGHT to defend the man she knew now that
he cannot defend himself.
THANK YOU @DianaRoss. pic.twitter.com/dzBr6Lzgxn
— MJJLegion ♕ (@MJJLegion) March 24, 2019
“First Streisand, now Diana Ross. They’re getting canceled like a chain reaction,” shared Autobiography out Now
“Diana Ross is done. It’s over for her. Never listening to her music again,” Tweeted can’t be dealing.
Diana Ross is not here for people coming at Michael Jackson, as the allegations he sexually molested children are surfacing again. It is a clear divide, but not everyone is ditching the king of pop amid the child molestation accusations.