Michael Jackson’s Biopic Will Glorify A Man Who Raped Children? Asks ‘Leaving Neverland’ Director Dan Reed
Reed in his documentary, Leaving Neverland detailed two men who alleged that they were sexually assaulted by Jackson
Michael Jackson needs no introduction, but his controversial life and sexual choices have once again sparked discussions following the announcement of his biopic. Well, that’s not all, even his death was full of mysteries. However, fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief, as they can probably hey a glimpse into the controversial and intimate life of the pop icon.
Now, a controversial director of the documentary Leaving Neverland, Dan Reed opposed the idea of the pop maestro’s biopic. ALSO READ | Michael Jackson Biopic All Set To Go On Floors! Singer’s Nephew Jaafar Jackson To Play Him In Antoine Fuqua-Directed Film
Reed in his documentary, Leaving Neverland - which was released in 2019 - details two men who alleged that they were sexually assaulted by Jackson when they were children in his hometown in Neverland Ranch. However, the documentary did not go well with the netizens.
Speaking to The Guardian, the director of Leaving Neverland, Dan Reed also spoke about the biopic of Michael Jackson.
He said, “No one is talking about “cancelling” this movie, which will glorify a man who raped children…To the filmmakers, I say: how will you represent the moment when Jackson, a grown man in his 30s, takes a child by the hand and leads him into that bedroom? How will you depict what happens next?”
Dan Reed further added, “By sidestepping the question of Jackson’s predilection for sleeping with young boys, you are broadcasting a message to millions of survivors of child sexual abuse. That message is: if a paedophile is rich and popular enough, society will forgive him.”
Earlier, it was reported that Michael Jackson’s biopic will “not shy away from the controversies of Jackson’s life.” However, there are no confirmed reports as to how much controversy or which controversies will be covered in the biopic. ALSO READ | Michael Jackson And Lisa Marie Presley Were Very Much In Love And Their Relationship Seemed REAL: Claims Director Wayne Isham-DETAILS BELOW!
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