Dan Reed, the director of the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland has clapped back at Dave Chappelle over comments that he made during his recent Netflix special, Sticks & Stones.
"I don't think Dave Chappelle was very funny or clever to do what he did. You know, mocking kids who were raped by famous people, it's like: Is that funny?" Reed said on the red carpet at the Creative Arts Emmys, per Deadline.
"Some people think it's funny, but I don't want this film to be positioned as part of the sort of 'Cancel Culture,'" he added.
"I don't believe those motherf*ckers," Chappelle said about Jackson's accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck. "Don't watch it… It's f*cking gross… really nasty sh*t."
"I don't think he did it, but you know what? Even if he did do it … you know what I mean? 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?"
Did Chappelle take it too far?