1/28/2016

British Actor,Joseph Fiennes To Play Michael Jackson In New TV Movie

Joseph Fiennes is set to star as Michael Jackson in the British television movie Elizabeth Michael and MarlonThe film revolves around the alleged road trip the King of Pop took with Taylor and Brando after the September 11 attacks
Y'all remember this actor, Joseph Fiennes? He played Gwyneth Paltrow's love interest in Shakespeare in love, Well,reports reveal he'll be playing the role of Michael Jackson in a new TV movie about an alleged road trip the King of Pop took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brandon after the September 11 attacks. Fiennes told Entertainment Tonight;
'[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.'
'I’m a white, middle-class guy from London. I’m as shocked as you may be.'

This sparked a lot of outrage with fans on why a white actor should play the role of an African American star. See tweets below...

However hot on the heels of the news, social media went into meltdown over the fact Hollywood had cast a white actor to play Michael Jackson.Ranging from the bemused to the irate, users on Twitter expressed their opinion on the news.One user highlighted another case of a white actor being cast in an ethnic role to highlight the Hollywood 'problem'Other simply resorted to memes

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