joseph fiennes

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Michael Jackson once told Oprah he didn’t want a white actor to play him

In the middle of a controversy over white actor Joseph Fiennes’ new role as Michael Jackson in an upcoming British TV movie, who better to hear from than the King of Pop himself? In 1993, Jackson explained his pride in being black. That didn’t stop Fiennes from coming up with an excuse for his casting.

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Michael Jackson’s daughter is speaking up about the shameful way the new movie Urban Myths has whitewashed her father’s identity

Paris Jackson didn’t take long to weigh in on the baldly ridiculous choice to have Joseph Fiennes portray her departed father, Michael. Joseph Fiennes is a white man. Michael Jackson was a Black man. Though the movie, Urban Myths, is plainly a farce designed for the maximum ridiculousness, the choice is offensive in a way that’s only worse for being so blithe and intentional.