The late MJ is moon walking from his grave to whoop some ass.
Back in Jan of 2016, On Tuesday white British actor Joseph Fiennes was cast to play black American superstar Michael Jackson in a “9/11 road trip comedy”, it seemed as if Hollywood had learned nothing from the #OscarsSoWhite uproar which has arisen in the wake of the Motion Picture Academy nominating only white actors for Oscars this year
Well MJ will not be pleased by this…
In a throwback clip MJ tells Oprah back in ’93. Oprah asked the King of Pop to clarify a rumor that he wanted a young white boy to star as him in a Pepsi commercial. Michael swiftly refuted that rumor.
“That’s the most ridiculous, horrifying story I’ve ever heard,” he told Oprah. “Why would I want a white child to play me? I’m a black American. I’m proud to be a black American. I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride in who I am and dignity.”
Here’s an update on that…
The Joseph Fiennes-as-Michael Jackson comedy has arrived, and it’s not pretty.
The Internet was aghast when the first trailer for the UK show Urban Myths dropped Tuesday night, with Fiennes’ prosthetics-heavy visage looking nothing like the singer he’s supposed to be playing.
Featuring a host of actors playing figures from Bob Dylan to Adolf Hitler, Urban Myths takes “a slightly tongue in cheek, mischievous – and deliberately ambiguous – look at what might have happened” in famous stories of celebrity folklore. But Fiennes’ casting, announced in the thick of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy last year, drew jeers from social media users, criticizing the series’ choice of a white actor playing the African-American singer.