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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Outrage as white actor plays Michael Jackson in new TV Comedy

Joseph Fiennes, a British actor best known for his leading role in Shakespeare in Love, has been cast as Michael Jackson in a new half-hour TV comedy about an unconfirmed road trip the singer reportedly took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
A rep for production company Sky Arts confirmed the news on Wednesday, adding that the project is titled Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon but many people are freaking out about Fiennes' casting because, he's white.
"A White Actor will play MJ. Because we aren't whitewashed enough in Hollywood, apparently," read a tweet posted on BET's Twitter page Wednesday.
Legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson who died in 2009 at the age of 50 suffered from the skin condition vitiligo and starting in the late '80s, he began to look paler and paler. Investigators found 30 tubes of skin whitening cream at his home after his death.
The casting news comes amid recent criticism aimed at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the lack of diversity among the nominees of this year's Oscars.

Screenwriter Neil Forsyth tweeted Wednesday the project has been filmed and is set to be released in the U.K. "soon."

76 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Wat's wrong with it? I dnt get


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DBANJ CRUSH said...

Whatever






LINDA NOTIFY DBANJ

Genesis said...

Wrong choice...there's no resemblance.

deeshap said...

OK noted

Babylawyer. said...

White people can shai worry about trivia things but their right by d way. Mj wasn't white so why will a white act him out.


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Michael is a white man na Lol

Chop Chop said...

How about black man plays Elvis Presley?

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Looking forward to watch the movie, make-up artist must also play a good role most especially the nose region.

Uzo said...

An you guys want, play make we watch

Anonymous said...

Silly joke... Micjak never considered himself as Black why 'Black' him now he's no more. I mean, look at his kids.
I know I'm gonna have a problem explaining to my kid one day if Michael Jackson is black or white.

Adaoma Anna said...

I dnt think it is wrong to act as M.J....

lucky boss said...

Go and sit down for gutter ... Mj dont look black, i wonder how a black man will play mj, the colour no go rhyme na, is it the film directors fault that a black man looks nothing like black, look at his kids sef, no atom of black .. this pple no get work

BONARIO NNAGS said...

They should stop being emotional, Michael already bleached himself to a white man, so it's not out of place for a Whiteman to play his role.


~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Freda Odigie said...

That's trashy. Micheal Jackson may have vitiligo or go white for all I care but he is a black man.

Rihana said...

funny

PROPHET BAAL.LINDA FUTURE HUSBAND said...

I hear ooooooo

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Even MJ never loved his colour. So why the outrage?

Ivy Godspower said...

Buh micheal changed his skin to white



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daniela desmond said...

Lol...so MJ is white now????

Ngene Olivia said...

But there's nothing bad in it na














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BEAUTIFUL9JADELTA said...

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTABABE.. ok ohh hmm anyway me am Justsayingmaownohh via ma LATEST TECNO F7.
@lindaikeji d lindus am still waiting ohh

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute....Black folks are taking things too far we are asking for too much! So tell me has bleached his skin like MJ did that can play MJ? MJ became white hence they need to look for his look alike to fit the role...

I MUST WIN LINDA GIVEAWAY said...

Ok

Abdulateef Adepetu said...

Blacks Wallai! Are No.1 racist. Micheal Jackson wants to be seen as white. Before he died, please let young kids who do not have history of micheal tell us if he is white or Black! Abegy make una go seat down. Did he marry a black are his children not half caste. Let oyinbo man prtray him. I don't care. Let truth be told, that is what micheal will love to see. I bet!

osondu arinze said...

Ogbasara ha. That Imo boy

gentle said...

He looks like micheal Jackson tho. Micheal as I knew him when I was young wasn't dark. He was even lighter than the man to play his character. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!
See the car in Akure that has got everyone talkingSee photos of the car.

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BeBe Carter said...

Lol....... d man no white reach,Michael Jackson is whiter than him.

Efy Udosen said...

na wa oooo

Anonymous said...

LOL

Unique Treasure said...

ok

Solomon Chukwuka said...

OK....what next

solomon john said...

Can't wait to watch, I know it's gonna be interesting!

Linda's pearl said...

Seen

Anonymous said...

As far as am concerned, even Micheal himself would have wanted a white man to play him.

anyaorah queendlin said...

This guy is just funny. But why Michael Jackson of all people. Watch the Comedy video Here Hilarious!

DA BOSSLADY Debbie said...

Maybe because MJ changed his skin color to white when he was alive, that's why they choose a white guy to play the role hmmm, anyway not my bizz mtewwww!!!

Jude Akinwole said...

Just passing jare... #Yimu

DA BOSSLADY Debbie said...

Maybe because MJ changed his skin color to white when he was alive, that's why they choose a white guy to play the role hmmm, anyway not my bizz mtewwww!!!

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Anonymous said...

Enough of this black nd white rubbish...as its obvious that Michael bcame very fair...hw cn a black person play him. Plus they need to stop making everyone feel sorry for them...making excuses bcos dey r black. Pls dey need to take several seats...always complaining. Blacks hv BET ( black entertainment TV) if whites should do something like that they would b called recists. Abeg we need to stop feeling sorry for ourselves and giving excuses of being under appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Am sorry but the guy isn't evn white enuf. Plus these African Americans are so annoying. Be complaing abt everything. Sitting down on their asses nd b blaming whites for where they r. No they r to b blamed.

samson adele said...

Can u imagine...Elber can't play james bond. If Denzel Washington wanted to play Elvis,he couldn't. Yet, joseph fiennes to play Michael Jackson.Eisshhh

femi fex said...

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Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

I wonder ooo

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Blacks are just too racist gosh, Michael never wanted to be black, so f**k off

Pesin Pikin said...

MJ is a white na

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Madam, MJ is black and a white man is playing a role meant for a black. That's what's wrong with it.

uche ekwulugo said...

I know see any thing bad there, mj died a white man. So if na him adult hood na white him be. But if na him childhood Dem wan act join then Dem gat use black. So MY NA BLACK AND WHITE



AJ MAIN BOY...

Rossyurch said...

Dis black man bleached himself 2 be a white man (Micheal) so any white man can play his role.

* Rozy*

RareSpecie Z said...

Its aiit since Mr Jackson wanted 2 be white so badly.

Anonymous said...

What are you saying??have some sense pls

ada abraham said...

Y d outrage naaa according 2 micheal hes white

Miriam Aguzie said...

Ok. #Lindangwanu#

joy michaels said...

What is wrong with this man playing MJ....for pits sake he died a white Man...black people should stop joor

Anonymous said...

Dat MJ pix thot!

Nkemy said...

Michael already denounced the black tribe when he decided to turn white.....so seriously let the actor be, he is only doing his job which is to be assigned roles, act it out and get paid for it. Chikena!!

Frank Odigie said...

So?....shd a black guy play MJ who is white?.... They can start wit a black guy & move to a white guy.... Beat it!

Jamila Shaibu said...

Meaning????

niny said...

An actor is suppose to play any role white or black

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

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Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Jst passing

#FINEST

Juliet Iwuno said...

Munachi, which black man can bleach enough to fit into the role. Michael was dark skinned but later became white after series of body whitening and surgeries. Linda take note!

udeh martha said...

Just passing jare.

Anonymous said...

Well since MJ did not look black it might be a bit difficult for a black broad nosed actor to play him.

Anonymous said...

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG IN IT , BECAUSE MICHAEL HAS SEVEN COLOURS, HE WAS BLACK, PINK, YELLOW, BROWN , WHITE , RED LIPS AND TANGO AND TINGO COLOUR.

Theresa Egan said...

MJ didn't accept or loved the fact that he was black when he was still alive. So na them sabi jare

Di Mateo Xavie said...

their business

Anonymous said...

Same here. Did he not turn himself to white?

DeeD25 said...

There are many light skinned African American actors that can play the role of Michael Jackson! They should stop this mess!!!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with that. MJ himself would have preferred a white man to play him. Anyone who knows anything about MJ will know this, so the film-makers are on point.

Ebere Nwabueze said...

Micheal was even more white than the white men thenselve

Angel Makiz said...

funny......angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What happened to make up? Haven't you seen white chicks?

If roles were reverse do u think a black man would be cast to play a white man? Pls they shd have several seats!

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