Black Entertainment : New TV show where white actor Joseph Fiennes plays Michael Jackson

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  1. Liberty

    Liberty Banned MEMBER

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    11 January 2017

    New TV show where white actor Joseph Fiennes plays Michael Jackson faces 'whitewashing' backlash - but director insists the star 'unlocks the spirit' of his character


    As Michael Jackson fans express their dismay over actor Joseph Fiennes playing the King of Pop in an upcoming TV special, the show's director has defended choosing the white actor to play the role of the black star.

    The casting of 46-year-old Fiennes in the upcoming Urban Myths special on Britain's Sky Arts was first criticized when it was announced last year, but there was a resurgence of backlash on Tuesday after a preview for the show with scenes featuring Michael Jackson was released.



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    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    cancelled.....
     
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    103 ao kiji Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lol them people petty as hell, give em an inch, they take a 100 miles
     
  4. Liberty

    Liberty Banned MEMBER

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    I agree with you, 103. They never cease to amaze me. On what planet does this make sense at all?

    *smh*

    Anyway, I'm glad the show got canned. And, maybe they can be sued for the grief they caused, too....
     
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    Monday 16 January 2017

    Michael Jackson film announced after Sky pulls Joseph Fiennes portrayal in Urban Myths

    Fiennes' portrayal of the King of Pop caused outrage

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    .......A new Michael Jackson biopic was announced by Lifetime on the same day that a controversial episode of
    Urban Life about the King of Pop was pulled from broadcast.

    .......Jackson's daughter Paris said of Fiennes' portrayal: "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."

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...de-pull-pars-neverland-lifetime-a7529091.html

    Michael Jackson film announced after Sky pulls Urban Myths episode

    A new Michael Jackson biopic was announced by Lifetime on the same day that a controversial episode of Urban Life about the King of Pop was pulled from broadcast. Currently titled Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland, the film will look at...
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    103 ao kiji Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lol, exactly it's really disgusting ,queen liberty if we didn't know before, now we know them folks went off the deep end
     
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