Dave Chappelle has courted controversy by slamming the two men who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse in his new Netflix special.
The comedy legend's new stand-up special, Sticks & Stones, debuted on the streaming service on Monday and contained explosive material about the allegations James Safechuck and Wade Robson made about Jackson in the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland earlier this year.
"I don't believe these motherf**kers," Chappelle said of the two accusers, according to The Daily Beast, before telling his audience not to watch the two-part film, because it's "f**king gross".
The comedian went on to mock their claims that they were abused by the pop star when they were children in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Imagining if the Thriller hitmaker was guilty, he added: "I mean, it's Michael Jackson. I know more than half the people in this room have been molested in their lives, but it wasn't no goddamn Michael Jackson, was it?
"This kid got his d**k sucked by the King of Pop. All we get is awkward Thanksgivings for the rest of our lives. You know how good it must have felt to go to school the next day after that s**t?"
Going on to blast the naivety of accepting free trips and treats from a popstar, Chappelle continued: "I know it seems harsh, but somebody's gotta teach these kids. No such thing as a free trip to Hawaii. He's going to want to look at your butthole or something."
The Chappelle's Show star also joked that Macaulay Culkin, who also befriended Jackson as a child but has denied claims he was molested, would be "the first kid I'm f**king" if he were a paedophile.
During his candid set, the 46-year-old also said he was "pretty sure" R. Kelly was guilty of charges relating to the alleged sexual abuse of underage girls, and added he had been asked to appear in the investigative documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, but declined, as he didn't know the R&B singer.
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