Paris Jackson: Joseph Fiennes’ White Michael Jackson Is “Insulting”

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By Michael Lewittes

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Paris Jackson is “incredibly offended” and wants to “vomit” over the casting of white actor Joseph Fiennes as her father Michael Jackson in an upcoming comedy series. As Gossip Cop reported, the first trailer for Urban Myths with Fiennes as Jackson was released on Tuesday (video below), and now Paris has called the casting of Fiennes “insulting” and a “shameful portrayal.”

The Jackson episode, which is one of eight from Sky Arts, is based on a Vanity Fair article that claimed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the singer, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando jumped into a car and drove out of New York together because all of the airports were closed. Though Fiennes previously defended his being cast as Jackson, stating the King of Pop “definitely had an issue — a pigmentation issue,” and “was probably closer to my color than his original color,” Paris is furious. In a string of tweets on Wednesday, she wrote, “I’m so incredibly offended by it, as i’m sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit.”

The only daughter of the late singer continued, “It angers me to see how obviously intentional it was for them to be this insulting, not just towards my father, but my godmother liz [Taylor] as well.” “Where is the respect? they worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. shameful portrayal,” added Paris of the casting of Fiennes and Stockard Channing as Taylor. And in response to a question about Jackson identifying as black, Paris tweeted, “He made a point of it plenty of times to express his pride in his roots. he would never have wanted this.” She ended her rant with the hashtags, “#justice4mj #justice4liz.”

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