My suspicion is that someone touched MJ sexually as a boy. It’s like many have said, a lot of people have had shitty childhoods and don’t wind up pedophiles. A lot of thoughts are going through my head. Before the fame, the boys all shared small confined sleep spaces...An older and curious boy could try to explore sexually with a sibling. It’s happened. Also, MJ was supposedly a devout Jehovah’s Witness. Have you ever seen those little booklets they hand out? They’re all about molestation. My former brother-in-law grew up JW and he said that those little books that put ideas in an innocent kid’s mind. He said it never even crossed his mind until his mother joined the organization, and he was given the books. He said they would take him into a room and ask/accuse him of touching himself or masturbating. Obviously, this is not to say this JW religion is filled with pedophiles, but I can’t help but think this focus on the masturbation and pedophilia has to affect someone sometime. Especially someone who is physically and mentally abused already. (I write this as a person who grew up catholic and did not allow my son to be an altar boy. There are some sick predators out there.)
My heart goes out to those boys—now men. That had to have been a major mindfuck to them. Confusing. And I’m sorry, but shame on their parents! I have a hard time believing they could be that naive.