Macaulay Culkin and Michael Jackson’s longstanding friendship has been in the news again as Culkin reflects on their close bond. The two first became friends after Culkin was shot to fame for his lead role in the 1990 movie “Home Alone,” and Jackson stood by him as stardom alienated him from his peers.
Culkin recently appeared on Michael Rosenbaum’s “Inside of You” podcast, where he shared that he and Jackson had a lot in common, and Jackson reached out to him during a time when things were happening fast for the young actor. Culkin also appeared in Jackson’s “Black and White” music video, cementing their friendship even further.
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This is not the first time Culkin has spoken about his friendship with Jackson. In a 2018 appearance on the “WTF With Marc Maron” podcast, Culkin referred to Jackson as his best friend for a significant period of his life. Culkin also addressed Jackson’s affinity for children, stating that Jackson was emotionally young and enjoyed being a kid with him. Culkin never found their friendship odd and was never uncomfortable around Jackson, adding that “that was just the way he was.”
Despite the controversy surrounding Jackson in the years since his death, Culkin has continued to affirm his close relationship with the late singer.
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Macaulay Culkin and Michael Jackson’s friendship has been the subject of much public attention and scrutiny over the years. While many have questioned the nature of their relationship, Culkin has always maintained that it was nothing but a close friendship.
In recent years, Culkin has been more vocal about his time with Jackson, perhaps in part due to the renewed public interest in the singer following the release of the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland.” In the documentary, two men accused Jackson of sexually abusing them when they were children. The Jackson estate has denied the allegations, and the controversy surrounding the singer continues to be a topic of debate.
Despite the allegations against Jackson, Culkin has never wavered in his defense of their friendship. He has spoken out against those who have tried to use their friendship as evidence against Jackson, stating that their relationship was purely platonic.
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Culkin’s continued loyalty to Jackson has earned him both praise and criticism. Some have commended him for standing by his friend, while others have accused him of ignoring or dismissing the allegations against Jackson.
Regardless of the opinions of others, it is clear that Culkin values his friendship with Jackson and cherishes the memories they shared. As he stated in his recent podcast appearance, “He was my best friend growing up for a good, fat stretch of my life.”