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Produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.
But as we all know, behind the powerful music and swift dance moves, Michael Jackson had to face many demons, starting with an abusive father, Joe Jackson, that forever traumatised the artist. As an example, when Joe Jackson discovered that his son was self-conscious about his nose, he started to call his own son "Big Nose." This led to a series of drastic plastic surgeries that forever disfigured the artist, to the point that he had to wear a prosthesis covering a hole surrounded by some bits of cartilage.
Becoming a worldwide celebrity, Michael Jackson not only altered his own face, but started to create his own world too, in the form of the infamous Neverland ranch, a vast estate filled with toys, animals, that became his own private amusement park. Jackson openly loved children and ended up spending his time with children instead of adults, to such an extent that some children would spend their nights in Michael Jackson's own bedroom.
While Jackson claimed his entire adult life that nothing happened with these children, he also had to face decades of allegations saying that he sexually abused kids. And he also confirmed that he actually spent many nights in the same bad as those children but that he never molested any child.
Next month, a new explosive documentary will be released on HBO, that will provide a different telling ont his story. Titled Leaving Neverland, the movie tells the story of Wade Robson and James Safechuck, two former young friends of Michael Jackson, who now tell a very dark side of the artist, claiming that he was, simply said, a pedophile.
Here is an interview (not part of the documentary) of Wade Robson, who became a famous choreographer, revealing that Michael Jackson was a pedophile:
Directed by Dan Reed, the four-hours long documentary premiered at the Sundance film festival and depicted graphic sexual abuse against underage boys. It will air on March 3, 2019 on HBO.
The truth is out there... on Amazon Prime.
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While Neeson tried to explained himself in an exclusive interview on Good Morning America, the controversy keeps getting momentum, to such an extent that the red carpet will be removed from the premiere of his new film Cold Pursuit. The screening will still take place though.
On a more interesting note, it is important to mention that the actor did not get caught in a gotcha-type question, neither did he face any outside revelation. He simply shared a dark incident that took place in his life in an honest way.
The problem is that we live in an era where social media plays a fundamental role. You cannot hide anymore. Everything sticks. And while there has always been celebrities that were loved before being hated, the level is much more profound these days and it will probably not change anytime soon.
The question remains. Will Liam Neeson's career fade away simply because he shared a controversial moment in his life? Can public figures show honesty even if it does not please the media? While we won't answer those questions, we can only reflect on what's happening and regret that the media (including social media) can, at times, be much more violent than justice itself.