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PopWrapped | Celebrities

Michael Jackson's Family Fights Back Against Joseph Fiennes Casting

Rachel Leishman | PopWrapped Author

Rachel Leishman

Updated 01/17/2017 6:19pm
Michael Jackson's Family Fights Back Against Joseph Fiennes Casting | Urban Myths
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Michael Jackson was good friends with Elizabeth Taylor, and there was once a story of the two taking a road trip together. Urban Myths, a Sky TV program, seemed to have an interesting take on the story. Except for, you know, casting a white man to play Michael Jackson and making it almost a parody of the actual event.

But Jackson's family made sure to make their thoughts known. Michael's daughter Paris took to Twitter after the trailer was released to express her distaste for the film.

"It honestly makes me want to vomit," said his daughter Paris. The trailer is less than stellar and makes a mockery of the supposed road trip between Liz Taylor, Michael and Marlon Brando. So, when Paris took to Twitter expressing her hatred of what the series was doing, no one disagreed with her.

So much so that the series decided to pull the episode from ever airing.

But the family's wishes were finally taken into consideration. The network decided against the project by the end of it, but, still, the problem was brought to light. It should have never been underway. Yes, Michael is hard to portray, especially with his skin condition and the fact that, in his final days, he was lighter skinned. So maybe don't attempt it?

Or get an actor of color to play the King of Pop. We can suspend our disbelief. Joseph Fiennes doesn't even look like Michael in the trailer, and the entire thing just makes the show more of a laughing stock than giving us somewhat true stories of famous people. (Even "Adolf the Artist" looks pretty bad.)

Luckily for us all (and the Jackson family), we won't have to worry about it. The episode will not air as part of the series after all.

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