Yeah, So Here’s Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson In ‘Urban Myths’
Yeah, So Here’s Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson In ‘Urban Myths’

 

Almost exactly  year ago, the news broke that Joseph Fiennes was cast as Michael Jackson in the movie Urban Myths.  Joseph Fiennes is white. Michael Jackson was black.  Then when he made a lot of money, Michael Jackson was white. I think we all know what this means for the writers at Slate. I’m not sure which black actor they could have cast here without him doing white face. I assume Sky Arts didn’t want to be racist like that. Or did they? I don’t know. It’s still basically 2016, so everything can be racist if you scream it long enough on Twitter.

 

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Joseph Fiennes Is Playing Michael Jackson
Joseph Fiennes Is Playing Michael Jackson


Joseph Fiennes has been cast as Michael Jackson. It’s 2016, so you know what that means. Think pieces. Twitter outrage. Normally this would be an issue, but I don’t think Sky Arts could afford to cast Nate Parker and pay for his facial reconstruction. I mean, Stockard Channing is one of the leads. This is probably only getting made because of GoFundMe. I guess they could have did him like Lupita Nyong’o in Star Wars, but again, that probably cost money.  And if we’re being honest with ourselves, nobody should be mad that a white guy is playing Michael Jackson. It’s what he would have wanted. 


Missed casting opportunity there, Sky Arts. Rose McGowan would’ve killed it (NSFW):


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