"Leaving Neverland" director Dan Reed says watching comedian Dave Chappelle's make jokes about James Safechuck and Wade Robson's accusations that Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children made him feel "physically sick".
The British filmmaker - who won the Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special for his documentary last Saturday - has blasted Chappelle for mocking accusers James Safechuck and Wade Robson and for stating that he doesn't believe their accusations against the late King of Pop in his Netflix stand-up special 'Sticks and Stones'.
Accusing Chappelle of just trying to be controversial to boost his own career, Reed said at the Emmys: "Chappelle is riding 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?"
In his "Sticks and Stones" routine Chappelle, referring to Safechuck and Robson, says: "I don't believe these motherf**kers."
Chappelle then went to joke if their claims were true then they should have known that Michael wouldn't have lavished them with his time and gifts unless he was getting something in return.