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Remember last year when it was announced that a white actor, Joseph Fiennes, would be portraying Michael Jackson in a British TV production, called ‘Urban Myths’? Well, the trailer was just released and it’s not going to help the outrage over casting a white actor to play the famous musician. (See it below.)

“Urban Myths” purports to tell a series of stories, including the most infamous one,  in which Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor (played by Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (played by Brian Cox) supposedly took a cross-country road trip after 9/11.
In his defense, actor Fiennes says he struggled with whether to take the role:
“The film is not a biopic.It’s Michael in his last days when, I have to say, he did look quite frankly rather differently than when we grew up with him in the ’80s or earlier.”
The decision with the casting and the producers — I wrangled with it, I was confused and shocked at what might come my way, and I knew the sensitivity, especially to Michael’s fans and to Michael’s family,” Fiennes said. “It doesn’t negate who he was.”
‘The most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen!⚡️ “Here’s your first look at Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson,” is one typical twitter response, which is typical of most of the response.
What do you think?

 

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