The Little Britain star has slammed Michael Jackson, saying he “can rot” after watching the brand new documentary film, Leaving Neverland.
Matt Lucas has slammed Michael Jackson saying that he “can rot” after watching the damning documentary series, Leaving Neverland, which is due to transmit on Channel 4 at some point in the near future. The comedian said that the film was “a very tough watch” but added that the testimonies from Wade Robson and James Safechuck were “brave” and “vital”.
Leaving Neverland is a very tough watch indeed but the brave and vital testimonies of Wade Robson and James Safechuck and their families must be heard. After four heartbreaking hours, you don't doubt them for a moment. Michael Jackson can rot.
— 🏳️🌈🇪🇺 Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) February 13, 2019
The four-hour film, which will be shown in two, two hour programmes, has already proved controversial with fans of the late Michael Jackson and his family. It is due to broadcast on Channel 4 in the near future. The decision to broadcast the series has proved problematic for the channel after being deluged with messages of disapproval from users on Twitter.
In the film, both Wade Robson and James Safechuck allege that Michael Jackson began a long-running relationship with them. The Jackson Estate released a statement denoucing the film as”yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson.”
Speaking ahead of the documentary, filmmaker Dan Reed said in a statement, “If there’s anything we’ve learned during this time in our history, it’s that sexual abuse is complicated, and survivors’ voices need to be listened to.
“It took great courage for these two men to tell their stories and I have no question about their validity.