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So Sorry! Barbra Streisand Clarifies Her Michael Jackson Remarks After Backlash

Barbra Streisand Clarifies Michael Jackson Remarks
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Mar. 23 2019, Published 9:24 p.m. ET

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Barbra Streisand is backtracking about her controversial Michael Jackson comments.

The 76-year-old performer caused outrage after she claimed the alleged victims abuse 'didn't kill them.'

She spoke in the aftermath of the 'Leaving Neverland' documentary to The Times Newspaper in London.

Now, she has tried some damage control by releasing a statement about her initial interview.

"To be crystal clear, there is no situation or circumstance where it is OK for the innocence of children to be taken advantage of by anyone," the statement reads.

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It added: "The stories these two young men shared were painful to hear, and I feel nothing but sympathy for them. The single most important role of being a parent is to protect their children. It's clear that the parents of the two young men were also victimized and seduced by fame and fantasy."

The singer also posted an apology to her Instagram.

It read: "I am profoundly sorry for any pain or misunderstanding I caused by not choosing my words more carefully about Michael Jackson and his victims, because the words as printed do not reflect my true feelings. I didn't mean to dismiss the trauma these boys experienced in any way."And she personally apologized to James Safechuck and Wade Robson who appeared in the documentary.

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“Like all survivors od sexual abuse they will have to carry this for the rest of their lives. I feel deep remorse and hope James and Wade know that I truly respect and admire them for speaking their truth,” it concluded.

Her post quickly gained over 7,000 'likes' but also some comments from people not buying it.



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