Wade Robson and James Safechuck, the two men who accused Michael Jackson of molesting them in the HBO doc, Leaving Neverland, have blasted comic Dave Chappelle for "victim shaming" them in his new Netflix special.
In Sticks & Stones, Chappelle says that he doesn't believe the two men while tackling the fickle "cancel culture." Chappelle makes it clear that he has no intention of canceling MJ.
"I know it seems harsh, but somebody's gotta teach these kids. No such thing as a free trip to Hawaii," Chappelle said to his stunned audience.
Robson's attorney, Vince Finaldi, released a statement on his client's behalf.
"He can say whatever he wants. It reveals him, not us," Robson told TMZ.
"Although Mr. Chappelle is entitled to his opinions, however misinformed they may be, 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."
Safechuck issued his own statement to TMZ:
"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," he said. "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."