Paris Jackson not happy about Joseph Fiennes being tapped to play the role of Michael Jackson in a comedy show
12 January 2017 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – A new comedy show will be out regarding the life of Michael Jackson and the man tapped to portray the role of the legendary singer is Joseph Fiennes , which made Paris Jackson take to Twitter to express her anger and disgust.
In the British TV show “Urban Myths,” the new episode featuring the late King of Pop is entitled “Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon” and the trailer for this was released on Wednesday. A Michael Jackson podcast called “The MJ Cast” then tweeted a message to Paris saying, “@ParisJackson Thoughts on this portrayal of Michael? So many fans r sickened by it. Able to hit this original tweet up with a RT? J. https://twitter.com/ TheMJCast /status/818960432404656128.” The MJ Cast also asked for people to boycott the show as it is culturally insensitive and urged people to contact the director of the show, Philip Edgar Jones.
Paris then replied in a series of tweets by saying that she is incredibly offended by it and she is sure that a lot of people have the same feeling that she has. She also said that the trailer made her want to vomit. In the next tweet, Paris said that it angers her to see how intentional it was for the show to be insulting not just towards her father but also to her grandmother, Elizabeth.
She ended he series of tweets by saying, “where is the respect? they worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. shameful portrayal.”
Other fans also took to Twitter to say that Michael deserves a great theatrical movie with black actors portraying him. Another fan said that he does not care about how bale Michael became because the musical legend said himself that he was black and did not want a Caucasian to play him in any film.
To watch the trailer, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ShSdbE3oPR8 . The episode will air this January 19 on Sky Arts.
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