Michael Jackson's Daughter Reacts to a White Actor Playing Her Dad

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08:  Paris Jackson attends the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Michael Jackson's Daughter Reacts to a White Actor Playing Her Dad

Joseph Fiennes portrays the King of Pop in a new TV movie.

Published January 12, 2017

We know where Paris Jackson stands on Joseph Fiennes, a white actor, portraying her father Michael Jackson in a new made-for-TV movie. She's not happy about it at all.

Asked on Twitter for her thoughts on Fiennes playing the King of Pop, she didn't hold back her disgust one bit.

A trailer for the film, which explored a rumored post-9/11 road trip with Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, was released on Wednesday.

"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," she wrote in the first of a series of tweets. "It angers me to see how obviously intentional it was for them to be this insulting, not just towards my father, but my godmother, Liz, as well."

"Where is the respect?" she continued. "They worked through blood, sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. Shameful portrayal."

Last year, Fiennes offered this justification for portraying 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.” 


See how fans are reacting to a white MJ on the screen with BET Breaks, above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


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