The stars of Gogglebox Australia have slammed the parents of Michael Jackson’s alleged abuse victims after watching the harrowing Leaving Neverland documentary.
The two-part HBO series, which aired on Channel 10 over the weekend, features disturbing accusations by Wade Robson and James Safechuck that they were groomed and molested by ‘The King of Pop’ as children.
After watching the documentary Matt Dalton claimed he accepted that Jackson was a paedophile as well as a ‘superstar musician’.
Other Goggleboxers directed their anger at the parents of Jackson’s abusers, whose negligence allowed the alleged child sex abuse to take place.
‘What mother puts their child in this situation?’ The Gogglebox cast reacted with horror to Michael Jackson abuse documentary Leaving Neverland on Thursday’s episode. Pictured: Isabelle Silbery in tears over allegations
After listening to Robson’s allegations that he was abused by Jackson from the age of seven, Faye Kontos said she could not understand how parents would let their children stay with the singer overnight.
‘I believe them [the accusers], and I think the parents are f**ked for allowing their kids to stay overnight,’ she said, visibly angry.
Isabelle Silbery also questioned the parents of Robson and Safechuck, asking tearfully: ‘What mother puts their child in these situations?’
Disbelief: ‘Why would you say “yes” to your child being taken out of your hands to go and stay with a grown man?’ asked Gogglebox star Lee (pictured)
Harrowing: Leaving Neverland, which aired on Channel 10 over the weekend, features disturbing accusations by Wade Robson (pictured) and James Safechuck that they were groomed and molested by Michael Jackson as children
Meanwhile, Di Kershaw described one of the alleged victim’s parents as ‘beyond stupid’.
Gogglebox favourite Lee also demanded answers, saying: ‘Why would you say “yes” to your child being taken out of your hands to go and stay with a grown man?’
While her husband Keith acknowledged that Jackson’s accusers could be lying, he said there was ‘too much detail’ to the allegations for them to be false.
Graphic allegations: While Lee’s husband Keith (left) acknowledged that Jackson’s accusers could be lying, he said there was ‘too much detail’ to the allegations for them to be false
Leaving Neverland was aired for the first time in the U.S. earlier this month. The documentary was later broadcast in the UK, followed by Australia.
Jackson’s family has called the documentary and news coverage of the accusations a ‘public lynching’, insisting that Michael was ‘100 per cent innocent.’
It has since emerged that the children of Michael Jackson are considering suing the alleged victims over a number of grounds, including emotional distress.
Explosive: The shocking allegations were aired for the first time in the US earlier in the week and have since aired in the UK (pictured left Wade Robson with Jackson, and right Jimmy Safechuck with the singer)