Barbra Streisand call men accusing Michael Jackson of sexual abuse 'thrilled to be there'

Iconic singer Barbra Streisand is under fire for saying the men accusing Michael Jackson of sexual abuse were "thrilled to be there" and what happened "didn't kill them".

The musician made the comments in an interview with British newspaper The Times, in which she said she believed the allegations made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck in the documentary Leaving Neverland.

"His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has," she said.

"You can say 'molested', but those children, as you heard - they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn't kill them."

Streisand said the men's parents were to blame for allowing the children to sleep with Jackson.

The documentary's director, Dan Reed, appears shocked at the comments, tweeting "did you really say that" to Streisand.

Others on social media have also slammed the comments.

"Barbra Streisand is done," said one person, while another said: "Barbra Streisand is a child rape apologist. What a time we live in."