Macaulay Culkin confirms true nature of relationship with Michael Jackson

Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin has given a rare insight into his friendship with Michael Jackson defending their controversial relationship.

The actor, who previously admitted during the singer’ child sexual abuse trial he’d slept in the King of Pop’s bed many times as a child, described it simply as "normal".

Culkin was just 10 years old when he shot to international fame in the Home Alone movies playing Kevin McCallister before he was befriended by Jackson.

Speaking on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside Of You podcast, the now 38-year-old actor detailed his life with the late Thriller singer, describing him as being “hilarious”, “funny” and “sweet”.

“He reached out to me because a lot of things were happening, big and fast with me, and I think he identified with that,” Culkin said.

“At the end of the day, it’s almost easy to say it was weird or whatever but it wasn’t because it made sense. At the end of the day, we were friends.”

The actor said the one reason people found it unusual was because Jackson "was the most famous person in the world.”

“I was a peerless person,” Culkin told Rosenbaum.

“Nobody else in my Catholic school had even this much idea of what I was going through and he was the kind of person who’d been through the exact same frickin’ thing and wanted to make sure I wasn’t alone.

“He was f**king hilarious. He was charming, f**king funny, silly. For me, it’s so normal and mundane.

“I know it’s a big deal to everyone else, but to me it was a normal friendship.”

Culkin has always maintained he was never abused by the musician and called the allegations of sexual abuse against his friend “absolutely ridiculous”.

He then discussed the relationship with his own “mean b*****d” father telling how he was raised by a large family and went to a Catholic school.
The actor described his father as “complicated man”.

When asked by Rosenbaum to expand on his comment, he said, “Honestly, he was a mean b*****d. He really shouldn’t have been a father, to be honest.

“The word ‘proud’ never came across his lips.

“I do actually go out of my way, when it comes to my brothers and loved ones, when they do something really good or great, I go out of my way to say that I am proud of them, because that’s something I never really heard.”

Culkin said he has not spoken to his father in “about 23 years”.

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