A White Actor Has Been Portrayed To Play Michael Jackson!

International superstar, Michael Jackson has made headlines again and it is NOT for anything good.

A British made for TV movie will be released this year detailing a road trip Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Bando took together after the 9/11 attacks.

Here’s the catch, white actor Joseph Fiennes will play Michael Jackson.

Jackson definitely had an issue — a pigmentation issue — and that’s something I do believe….. He was probably closer to my color than his original color.” Fiennes said in an interview with Vanity Fair in reference to him being cast for the role. He went on to further defend his role by saying, “It’s a light comedy look.  It’s not in any way malicious. It’s actually endearing.

There has been much controversy on social media surrounding Fiennes playing Michael:

“Joseph Fiennes can play Michael Jackson. (A real person). But Idris can’t play James Bond (a fake spy for a fake agency)? Cool, cool, cool.”

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Like… this is so ridiculous that it’s ALMOST funny. White people are now trolling us. Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson, dude.

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Regardless, of Michael’s skin color, at the end of the day he is black.

Per Michael, “That is so stupid. That’s the most ridiculous, horrifying story I’ve ever heard. It’s crazy…. Number one, it’s my face as a child in the commercial. Me when I was little. Why would I want a white child to play me? I’m proud to be a black American. I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am.

Ironically, the actors they have portraying Taylor and Brando looks just like them.

For two years in a row, we couldn’t get any blacks nominated for the Oscars, but white America in film decided to cast one of their own to play an iconic figure in our history.

What are your thoughts on this?

  • Imari W