Barbra Streisand presents "BlacKkKlansman" at the Oscars on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP) ORG XMIT: CADA673 (Photo: Chris Pizzello, Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP)

Barbra Streisand believes that the allegations of sexual abuse brought against the singer of superstar Michael Jackson, but she also said to have pity on Jackson.

His comments provoked reactions online.

In an extensive interview published Friday by The Times of London, Streisand claims to believe the charges of 36-year-old Wade Robson and 40-year-old James Safechuck in HBO's recent documentary "Leaving Neverland".

"Oh, absolutely – it was too painful," said Streisand, who told the newspaper that she had met Jackson a few times and had rejected her request for a duet from "I can not just do not stop loving it. " "He was very kind, very childish."

Asked about the abusive behavior alleged in the documentary, Streisand said: "His sexual needs were his sexual needs, stemming from his childhood or his DNA."

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It also assesses the long-term effects felt by Robson and Safechuck. "You can say" molested ", but these kids, as you've heard, were delighted to be there, they got married and both had children, so it did not kill them. . "

Streisand says that she has a combination of feelings about the situation. "I feel bad for the children, I feel bad for him, I blame, I guess, the parents, who would allow their children to sleep with him."

The superstar has since faced online reactions for his comments.

"Barbara Streisand's comments about Michael Jackson's accusers are … outrageous and confusing, to say the least," tweeted Alexander W. McCall.

Anthony King also tweeted critics: "Shame on you @BarbraStreis and disrespect towards child rape victims." Low class, contemptuous and shocking banalization. "Speaking on behalf of an abuser. child … I expect MJ disturbed fans but not you who should know better. "

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