Paris Jackson is so unhappy with the casting of the white British actor Joseph Fiennes as her late father Michael in the TV special Urban Myths, she took to Twitter to say:
"It honestly makes me want to vomit." Tell us how you really feel, Paris! Seriously, we don't blame her! The show is based on an alleged road trip Jackson took with Elizabeth Taylor (played by Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando after flights were grounded following the September 11th terrorist attacks of 2001. Weird but intriguing ... but Paris finds the casting of Fiennes deplorable:
"I’m so incredibly offended by it, as I’m sure plenty of people are as well." She goes on to say: "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." And:
"Where is the respect? They worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. Shameful portrayal,” she continued, concluding, “He made a point of it plenty of times to express his pride in his roots.
He would never have wanted this." The production, Sky Arts, commented on the casting: "It is part of a series of comedies about unlikely stories from arts and cultural history. Sky Arts gives producers the creative freedom to cast roles as they wish, within the diversity framework which we have set."
YOU watch and decide ...