Scandal

Paris Jackson upset with Joseph Fiennes portrayal of her dad

Joseph Fiennes, left, has been cast to play Michael Jackson in a TV drama.

Joseph Fiennes, left, has been cast to play Michael Jackson in a TV drama.  (AP/ Reuters)

The daughter of the late-King of Pop is furious at the portrayal of her father Michael Jackson in the upcoming British TV special “Urban Myths.”

She took to social media after seeing a clip for the upcoming production calling it “shameful” and disrespectful. Joseph Fiennes plays Michael Jackson in the film and his casting previously caused controversy because he is white.

In response to a fan’s question about the trailer, Paris Jackson wrote, “[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.”

Jackson added that she was also upset by the depiction of Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor is played by Stockard Channing in the TV special.

The Michael Jackson portrayal is part of the anthology series “Urban Myths: A Brand New Collection of Comedies.” The show will tell the story of a rumored cross-country drive Jackson took with Taylor and Marlon Brando after September 11th.
 

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