Michael Jackson's Daughter Reacts to White Actor Portraying Her Dad: 'It Makes Me Want to Vomit'
"I'm so incredibly offended by it, as i'm sure plenty of people are as well," she tweeted.
Michael Jackson's only daughter, Paris, is slamming a British TV series in which British actor Joseph Fiennes portrays her father.
In the upcoming anthology show Urban Myths, the Shakespeare in Love star plays the King of Pop, while Stockard Channing plays Elizabeth Taylor and actor Brian Cox steps into the role of Marlon Brando.
The casting of Fiennes has come under fire in recent months by Jackson fans offended at the fact that a white actor was cast in the role.
The show, which is based upon tall tales and urban legends involving celebrities and politicians, features an episode of Jackson, Taylor, and Brando in a road trip the legendary stars supposedly took from New York following the 9/11 attacks.
A first look at Fiennes in the role was highly publicized with the release of a trailer for the series.
While Urban Myths shows a humorous take on the story, Paris Jackson is not amused. When a fan asked Jackson’s 18-year-old daughter on Twitter her thoughts on the portrayal, she blasted it.
@TheMJCast 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.— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017
@TheMJCast 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 as well— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017
@TheMJCast where is the respect? they worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. shameful portrayal— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017
Fiennes has defended his performance, telling Rolling Stone: "I deal in imagination, so I don't think imagination should have rules stamped on them."
"Joseph Fiennes is cast as Michael Jackson," Sky, the network distributing the film, said in a statement to Rolling Stone. "It is part of a series of comedies about unlikely stories from arts and cultural history. Sky Arts gives producers the creative freedom to cast roles as they wish, within the diversity framework which we have set."
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