Michael Jackson may have died in 2009, but to this day some aspects of his life are still up for debate. Many serious allegations of child abuse were made against the pop icon when he was alive, for instance, with these claims continuing to taint the star’s legacy to this day. And perhaps one of the most famous names embroiled in the controversy is former child actor Macaulay Culkin.
Culkin became friends with the much older Jackson when he was still just a boy. Back then, the Home Alone actor appeared in a music video with the singer and even went on vacation to Bermuda with Jackson alongside his own family. And the young star also slept in the same bed as his fellow celebrity – something that raised eyebrows even at the time.
Then in 2019 a new documentary about Jackson debuted that alleged the singer was a sexual abuser of children. And the claims made in Leaving Neverland led to a huge backlash against the late singer, with some radio stations boycotting his music as a result. In the midst of the furor, however, Culkin decided to speak out.