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Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special tries to cast doubt over Michael Jackson’s accusers: ‘I don’t think he did it'


Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (Netflix)

Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special took a swing at all sorts of controversies, and hit plenty where it hurts.

In “Sticks & Stones,” the 46-year-old comedian offered his take on “celebrity hunting season” and some of the perceived victims, including the ever-polarizing Michael Jackson.

Chappelle responded in detail to the allegations leveled at the late pop star in HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” docuseries, released in March, which centered on James Safechuck and Wade Robson accusations that Jackson sexually abused them as children.

“I’m going to say something that I’m not allowed to say, but I got to be real,” Chappelle said. “I don’t believe these m-----------s. I do not believe it."

Chappelle acknowledged his reputation as a “victim blamer," noting that if someone mentioned a case of domestic abuse (specifically Chris Brown beating up Rihanna years ago), Chappelle would ask what the victim did. If Jackson had molested kids, Chappelle said he would wonder, “'Well, what were those kids wearing at the time?' I don’t think he did it."

Bolstering victim blaming status, Chappelle said that if the allegations are true, the victims should take comfort in who harmed them.

“I know more than half the people in this room have been molested in their lives. But it wasn’t no G-----n Michael Jackson, was it?” Chappelle reasoned. "This kid got his d--k sucked by the King of Pop. All we get is awkward Thanksgivings for the rest of our lives.”

Mostly though, Chappelle doubts the allegations because of “Home Alone” star Macaulay Culkin’s continued defense over Jackson.

“If Michael Jackson’s out here doing all this molesting, then why not Macaulay Culkin, hm?" he asked. “I’m not a pedophile, but if I was, Macaulay Culkin’s the first kid I’m f-----g, I’ll tell you that right now.”