I still remember the first time I heard a Michael Jackson Song. It was when YouTube had just started to gain prominence and my locality had just started to get broadband connections.

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On a blisteringly fast speed of 512 kbps, I loaded the website and saw something called “Black or White”.

When I clicked that link, my life changed. It was a totally different type of music, an interesting mix of pop and rock that got me hooked. Ever since that day, I have been a loyal MJ fan, that is until now.

Leaving Neverland, a documentary about two men who as children were sexually abused and assaulted by Jackson, was just released.

It is a compilation of these men’s interviews as well as their families and stock footage of Jackson and these men as kids.

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If you want to learn more about the specific allegations, read this article here.

At the end of the two-hour documentary, I was not a fan anymore. Even though these allegations had been public since 1993, this documentary really did me in.

Watching these men talk about what they went through as kids and the effect it had on them and their families made it more concrete and real in my mind.

What disturbed me is not just the sheer audacity with which Jackson leveraged his star power to get these kids alone and abuse them, every star-abuser does that.

Rather, that he was cognizant of the fact that he was abusing them and he knew that this was illegal and he’d go to jail if he was caught.


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The victims recount accounts of Jackson telling them that if anyone found them out, they’d BOTH go to jail. MJ wasn’t just a man who did this out of desperation. He liked doing it.

The documentary shows a man so disturbed and perverted that he becomes like a son in the family of the children he abuses.

Not just that though, he then goes on to separate the child from his family by using the fascination and adoration the kid has for him to strengthen their bond and weaken his family’s.

He twists the children’s mind to make them feel that performing sexual acts is completely fine and it is actually something one should enjoy.

We see the men recounting how they felt good doing that because it made Michael happy, and of course, they would do anything to make Michael happy.

Towards the end of the documentary, Michael tries to make one of the kids (who is a dancer and was onstage with him multiple times) stay with him for a year. The mother refuses, making her bad in MJ’s book.

We then see the family return to Australia and the mother realize that she needs to take her son back to Michael to further his career. This leads to a bitter divorce and splitting of the family.

However, when they return to America to see Michael, we see that he has moved on to another kid and that he treats them very badly, only letting them stay so that he can have more sex with the kid.

All of this made me re-think my love for the man and his music. Whether this pervert was deserving of my adoration. It was quite painful to see an idol who’s journey and music inspired me, fall so much in my eyes.

I don’t think I will be able to hear his music the same way ever again. Whether I will be able to see the “Black and White” video the same way ever again.

Because it would remind me of the tortured faces and voices of the men who’s lives Jackson exploited and ultimately ruined.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hey, its a shame that you believed these two frauds being an Indian who have jumped in to American’s bandwagon. This mockumentary is already debunked and their lies have been exposed. Do more research before condemn a dead man after watch a bs on a screen without knowing the truth. No any real victim sues an abuser’s estate for 1.5billion$ after being dismissed from court of laws in the past and try to sell their abuse story on a book deal when any publisher didn’t buy it. These two people have a big agenda behind the show and you have easily fallen to their crocodile emotions, emotional music, poor script and their fiction. You are the one who have groomed by their lies, fooled by their crap when they have smirky and laugh faces include in their mothers and many pauses than they talk in real. I have never seen any victim does the acts of these accusers do. These liars have manipulated Michael and best backstabbers
    of him then to mislead a whole world and this movie really is a shame for real victims and it mocks and teases real victims and enable real pedophiles to harm children with the use of this movie word tricks so don’t teach your believed garbage to other Indians because they highly saw the beautiful pure heart of Michael Jackson and they know he was a spiritual human. Michael Jackson is innocent! Period.

    • Don’t let the Liars control your mind. Go and have some reseacrh if you really doubt Michael did something wrong to those children. Dont frgt these r two liars who hlpd Michael in His trial of 2005 they had been testified frm the court. You cnnot believe what is been shown bcz they are doing nothing good but indeed lying and they are after Michael ‘s money
      They are using a great hit piece of Propaganda to destroy Michael wth any means. This whole scenrio is been created by the liars Robson James Dan reed and many more but not by Michael. Something is bigger than those people ths r all masterplan . Dont believe this itd just a ficctious movie dnt waste four hours indeed go and search for truth the Facts whch is more imprtnt because its about somebody’s life and about His respect . No one has rght to destry anybody life. If this kind of false accusation is been thrown to an Innocent person it can destry his/her life. Please dont let this happen. Back 1993 the same thng happens. Then again in 2003 then again in 2019 . 13 years of FBI investigation its not a small thng His own home was charged of somethng He nver can think of nor He evr do it. Please Let the Man Rest in Peace . Just go through the Facts dont spread lies if dont knw anythng abt that matter just use the facts and brain to thnk. Dont listen to haters and dnt read tabloids. Just through the Facts is simple. Michael Jackson Is Innocent Forever . MICHAEL JACKSON WAS INNOCENT
      MICHAEL JACKSON IS INNOCENT MICHAEL JACKSON WILL BE INNOCENT FOREVER.

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