Comedian Dave Chappelle has hit out at Michael Jackson’s accusers, claiming he doesn’t believe the allegations made against the pop singer in the controversial documentary Leaving Neverland.
In his new Netflix special Sticks & Stones, Chappelle openly criticised Jimmy Safechuck and Wade Robson – the two men in the documentary who allege that they were sexually abused by Jackson as children – telling the audience: “I don’t believe those motherf***ers.”
While the comedian made it clear that he didn’t believe the allegations, he went on to joke that it would be better to be abused by Michael Jackson than someone who isn’t famous.
“I mean, it’s Michael Jackson. I know more than half the people in this room have been molested in their lives, but it wasn’t no goddamn Michael Jackson, was it?
“This kid got his d*** sucked by the King of Pop. All we get is awkward Thanksgivings for the rest of our lives. You know how good it must have felt to go to school the next day after that s****?”
He added: “I know it seems harsh, but somebody’s gotta teach these kids. No such thing as a free trip to Hawaii. He’s going to want to look at your butthole or something.”
Chappelle also said that, if the allegations are true, then he finds it hard to believe Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin, who maintains that he was never abused by Jackson.
“I’m not a paedophile, but if I was, Macaulay Culkin’s the first kid I’m f***ing. I’ll tell you that right now.”
The comedian went on to tackle what he calls “celebrity hunting season”, in which he defended his friend and fellow comedian Louis C.K.
“This is the worst time ever to be a celebrity,“ he said, before adding: ”Louis C.K. was a very good friend of mine before he died in that terrible masturbation accident.“