Michael Jackson White actor Joseph Fiennes to play king of pop in film, Internet reacts

How ok is it for a white actor to play the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson? Check out Twitter reactions to Joseph Fiennes' casting as Michael Jackson in movie.

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Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor

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While the Internet is yet to get over the #OscarsSoWhite and lack of diversity controversy, news that British actor Joseph Fiennes will  play the late Michael Jackson in an upcoming TV film has surfaced online.

Fiennes has been cast as the legendary king of Pop in a movie about MJ trying to escape New York City with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando after the tragic 9/11 events.

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Currently titled "Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon," the film will also feature Stockard Channing as Taylor and Brian Cox as Brando.

Following the announcement, fans and critics took to social media to slam the film for casting a white actor as the black singer.

Check out reactions below;

 

 

 

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