Twitter was torn into two after the first episode of Leaving Neverland aired on Channel 4 on Wednesday, March 6th.

The in-depth film discusses the child abuse allegations made against pop star Michael Jackson and features interviews with accusers James Safechuck and Wade Robson.

After part 1 of the documentary aired, many users and celebrities took to Twitter to have their say on the controversial film with the hashtag #leavingneverland.

Here are the 17 most contrasting reaction tweets to the Michael Jackson documentary.

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Tweets in support of Leaving Neverland

Many viewers spoke out in support of the accusers and their families, including celebrities that had been part of last years #MeToo movement.

Some of their tweets included details of their own experience with sexual abuse and their support of James Safechuck and Wade Robson for coming forward.

Tweets of disbelief at Leaving Neverland

Although many seemed shocked and upset by the allegations made in the documentary, some viewers were quick to come to Micheal’s defence.

Many tweeted out in support of the late pop star, speculating that the evidence given in documentary was faked or that the victims were lying.


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