Oprah Winfrey is hosting an “After Neverland” Q&A with Michael Jackson‘s sexual abuse accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, and people feel a way about it.
Many are wondering why Auntie O would be involved in or tied to the “Leaving Neverland” documentary, slated to air on HBO on Sunday and Monday, in any way, shape or form.
Well, in a newly released clip, Oprah Winfrey explains why she decided to do the special.
In the clip, she shared:
In 25 years of ‘The Oprah Show,’ I taped 217 episodes on sexual abuse.
I tried and tried and tried to get the message across to people that sexual abuse was not just abuse, it was also sexual seduction.
But, for me this moment transcends Michael Jackson. It is much bigger than any one person.
Watch the clip below as Oprah Winfrey offers an answer to the big “Why, sis?!”
A post on the Oprah Magazine Instagram page reads: “It’s time to say goodbye to Michael Jackson – one last time.”
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Up until a few days ago, OprahMag.com’s digital director @ariannagab was a Michael Jackson defender and had go-to lines about separating the artist from the man or how there was never any real proof that he abused children. But then @oprah and #LeavingNeverland finally convinced her to let go of the King of Pop. Her Aha-moment: Leaving Neverland is much bigger than Michael Jackson. It’s bigger than Michael Jackson's fans, bigger than defending the soundtrack to your childhood. Instead, it is about the millions of people in this world who never got to have a childhood because of the sexual abuse they experienced before their young brains were even developed enough to know what was occurring. Tap the link in our bio to read the touching essay.
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