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Dave Chappelle’s jokes about Michael Jackson’s accusers left Leaving Neverland director feeling ‘physically sick’

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Director of Leaving Neverland, a documentary about Michael Jackson accusers, felt ‘physically sick’ watching comic Dave Chappelle make jokes about the 2 males within the movie who spoke about their time on the singer’s ranch.

During his Netflix particular, Dave stated he ‘didn’t consider’ Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who have been the principle topics of Dan Reed’s two-part documentary.

Now British filmmaker Dan, who not too long ago received the Creative Arts Emmy for excellent documentary or nonfiction particular for Leaving Neverland final Saturday, has blasted the comedic stalwart for ‘mocking’ James and Wade and calling into query their accusations towards the King Of Pop.

In stand-up particular Sticks and Stones Dave, referring to the 2 MJ accusers, stated to the gang: ‘I don’t consider these mom**kers.’

He then went to joke if their claims have been true then they need to have recognized that Michael wouldn’t have lavished them along with his time and presents except he was getting one thing in return.

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Accusing the comic of simply attempting to be controversial to spice up his personal profession, Dan stated on the Emmys: ‘Chappelle is driving on a wave of being contrarian, being controversial, and this, to me, was revolting.

‘I felt physically sick listening to what he was saying … You can make comedy out of so many other things. Why not do something brave instead of crapping on some victim of child rape?’

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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
Wade and James, pictured with Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed (Picture: Invision/AP)

In his routine Dave concluded his MJ gags by joking about the Thriller hitmaker’s friendship with Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin, who has at all times maintained that he shared a protracted and fantastic friendship with Michael and that nothing sexual ever occurred between them.

He stated: ‘You know … I’m not a paedophile. But if I used to be … Macaulay Culkin’s the primary child I’m f**king, I’ll inform you that proper now. I’d be a goddamn hero. “Hey, that guy over there f***ed the kid from Home Alone”. And you understand onerous he is to catch”.’

In the HBO movie Wade and James claimed they have been abused by Michael at his Neverland ranch and on tour with him after they have been befriended by the pop famous person as kids.

Wade alleged he was sexually abused from the age of seven till 14, whereas James claimed he was a sufferer from the age of 10 till he hit puberty.

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The pair’s allegations have been categorically denied by the Estate for the reason that movie was launched in March.

In the wake of Dan’s Emmy win, the property has branded the choice to recognise the documentary a ‘complete farce’.

An announcement learn: ‘For a film that is a complete fiction to be honoured in a non-fiction Emmy category is a complete farce.’

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