A year ago, it was announced that White actor Joseph Fiennes would be portraying Michael Jackson in a British TV program.
“Urban Myths” tells a series of stories, including a fabled one in which Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor (played by Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (played by Brian Cox) supposedly took a cross-country road trip after 9/11.
Here are some of the best Twitter responses to a first look at the white-washed portrayal of MJ.
Black Twitter Is Not Here For Joseph Fiennes’ ‘Unsettling’ Portrayal Of Michael Jackson was originally published on globalgrind.com
1. Would you be surprised?
They have Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson. Maybe Tom Hanks will play Berry Gordy in the next Motown movie.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 10, 2017
3. After seeing Joseph Fiennes as MJ.
Joseph Fiennes just sabotaged his own career— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) January 11, 2017
5. Mutually Exclusive.
I think this white man playing Michael Jackson might be more offensive than Donald Trump's entire presidential campaign..— Shadi (@SHADIthaSHOOTER) January 11, 2017
6. Questions that need answers.
So a white man can play Michael Jackson in the new movie, but idris Elba can't be the first black James Bond in a film? white washing smh— Tha_SilkyGod_Is_An_AwesomeGod (@claycitos_way) January 11, 2017