(AllHipHop News) The two men in the cross-hairs of Dave Chappelle’s Michael Jackson jokes have come forward to reply to the funnyman’s wisecracks about their alleged molestation.
The comedy legend’s new stand-up show debuted on Netflix on Monday night and contained explosive material about the allegations James Safechuck and Wade Robson made about Jackson in the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” earlier this year.
“I don’t believe these motherf##kers,” Chappelle said of the two accusers, before telling his audience not to watch the two-part film, because it’s “f##king gross.”
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 g###### Michael Jackson, was it? This kid got his d##k 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##t?”
“I’m heartbroken for all those children who look to see how they will be received when they finally find the courage to speak out about their sexual abuse,” James Safechuck said in a statement. ‘I just want to reach out to other survivors and let them know that we can’t let this type of behavior silence us. Together we are strong.”
“It’s unfortunate that he has chosen to use his platform to shame sexual abuse victims, and spread his ignorance of sexual abuse and the way it is perpetrated upon children, in an attempt to resurrect his career,” added Wade Robson’s lawyer Vince Finaldi added.
During his candid set, the 46-year-old also said he was “pretty sure” R. Kelly was guilty of charges relating to the alleged sexual abuse of underage girls.
And added he had been asked to appear in the investigative documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” but declined, as he didn’t know the R&B singer.