Barbra Streisand Spent Her Weekend Trying to Walk Back Saying That Michael Jackson Having Sex With Kids Was Basically Fine

When you’re as famous as Barbra Streisand, there are very few things you can say or do that will jeopardize that celebrity, but probably at the top of the list is doing an interview where you say “Hmm, you know, having sex with children is really no big deal, if you think about it.”

Babs did an interview with The Sunday Times who really know how to bury a lede because the headline they went with was “Barbra Streisand at 76: dog cloning, art collecting and being a grandma” but what she said was “His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has,” and “You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard them say, they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.” Holy s**t. That’s as close as you can come to saying it’s okay to molest kids without actually saying it.

As you can imagine, she wanted to walk that back immediately. She’d have tried to make it disappear from the internet if it wasn’t for the something effect. I forget what it’s called. Anyway, she tweeted what wasn’t an apology but more along the lines of an “I misspoke, I didn’t mean to say raping children is awesome.”

Of course, it was Twitter legend Dril, basically the only good Twitter account, who encapsulated this whole mess better than anyone else could have.

Yeah,. we’re going to have to rename the Streisand effect, because I think it just moved from being “when you bring attention to something no one knew about by trying to make it disappear” to “when you do an interview with a major media outlet and you accidentally defend pedophilia.” It’s also known as “pulling a Milo Yiannopoulos” if you’re a fan of Joe Rogan’s podcast.

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