In the wake of HBO’s “Neverland” documentary, “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Joseline Hernandez is defending the late pop legend Michael Jackson.
The “Neverland” documentary became the talk of social media after two men came forward and accused Jackson of sexually abusing them when they were boys. The allegations sparked controversy among fans who believe the alleged victims are trying to profit off the pop star’s death, one of those fans being Hernandez.
The self-proclaimed “Puerto Rican Princess” took to Instagram on March 4, and ostensibly blasted all of those who were a part of the HBO documentary, trying to “benefit” from the “Billie Jean” singer’s legacy.
“The same people that benefited from him now are trowing stones at his grave. Literally,” Hernandez wrote. “Stand for something or fall for anything. Everything is not what it seems. Lord forgive the ones that are willing to benefit from him once again while he tries to Rest In Peace.”
Hernandez continued indicating that the children who participate in her “PR Princess Foundation” — “a nonprofit organization dedicated to long-term relief and sustainability for the economy of Puerto Rico” — will know the difference between a person who tells the truth and those who are looking to acquire money.
“@prpfoundation is going to make sure our kind of kids can be aware of the chess move the masters play to keep all the money, silence us and try to make another slave,” she wrote with the hashtag “#RIPMJ.”
Fans chimed in underneath Hernandez’s post with mixed reactions, some agreeing with the reality star, and others not so much.
“You BETTA REAAAADDDD @joseline Facts 😫🙏🏽💯,” one Instagram user said. “Let the man rest on my goodness and his momma been sick as well evil people.”
“Honestly y’all can make fun of her speech all u want but she spoke ALL TRUE FACTS💯‼️” another user exclaimed. “This man is gone now they’re trying to make money By trashing his name again.”
“I find you guilty of poor grammar and being uneducated. The man is a sex offender and he paid everyone off!”
“Wow your really protecting a pedophile he slept in the bed with those kids!”
“🤷🏽♀️ IDK if he did it but if he did he ain’t alone! The parents pimped their children for a come up and that’s more disgusting then the act!”
The first half of the “Neverland” documentary aired on Sunday, March 3, featuring James Safechuck and Wade Robson — who claimed Jackson, who died in 2009, sexually abused them as children. It explores the alleged victims’ stories about the abuse they experienced while staying at the singer’s estate.
The four-hour film, which concluded on March 4, has been condemned by the entire Jackson family, who called it a “public lynching.” The mega-pop star’s estate filed a lawsuit, claiming that “HBO breached a pre-existing contract not to disparage the star by airing the film,” Page Six reported.
Jackson’s nephew Taj Jackson has also spoken out against the documentary and denounced it via Twitter, “I’ve been around my uncle only thousands and thousands of hours. And since my uncle is not here to defend himself, the credibility of the accusers matter. And Wade and James have none.”