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Michael Jackson’s Daughter Slams ‘Urban Myths’ For Casting White Man To Portray Him

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As if an ongoing Twitter dragging wasn’t enough to get the message across, now King of Pop Michael Jackson‘s family are chiming in to help slam upcoming British comedy, ‘Urban Myths,’ which features a white actor [Joseph Fiennes] portraying the music royal.

Jackson’s daugher and nephew, Paris and Taj, have both voiced their frustrations with the casting choices and echoed sentiments of a move many are calling “racially insensitive,” “disrespectful,” and even “shameful.”

Curious to see their weigh ins on the matter?  Read them below:

 



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43 Comments

  1. January 11, 2017 at 11:31 pm
    King says:
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    This is seriously not funny. Like where is his family can’t they stop this?
    Micheal was legend, how are you going to get a white man to play him.
    Not only that they didn’t even include the family or friends about him. I’m highly upset.
    I hope the Jackson family sues.

    • January 11, 2017 at 11:37 pm
      Ale says:
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      Should they have gotten a black man and put him in white face?

      • January 11, 2017 at 11:57 pm
        Credits says:
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        ^^^this is exactly what I was going to say. It’s a sticky one for sure because he died as what appeared to be a white man on the outside. And quite frankly, this is not a movie about his younger days before his “vitiligo.” And it seems to be more of a comedy anyway.

      • January 12, 2017 at 12:05 am
        Jasmine says:
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        I think people make a big deal out of nothing these days. As long as it is not a movie directly about Michael Jackson what is the problem? Michael has been played by various actors in the past, mostly African American, but the worst yet (not supposed to be) comedic performance of him was by Flex Alexander in Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story. People are acting like this is an autobiography of the man’s life and it doesn’t seem that way at all by the trailer .

      • January 12, 2017 at 3:50 am
        Career Ender says:
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        Like seriously?????

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        imagine getting a black man and still put him in white mask

      • January 12, 2017 at 10:42 am
        therealist says:
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        you sound dumb with that questions. blacks come in all colors and with that being said, its plenty black people that are the same color as Michael. S*** I have black cousins that color. My sister is that color and she’s fully black jackass!!!! find something educational to do with your time. google skin tones of blacks if you may.

    • January 12, 2017 at 12:05 am
      Jasmine says:
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      I think people make a big deal out of nothing these days. As long as it is not a movie directly about Michael Jackson what is the problem? Michael has been played by various actors in the past, mostly African American, but the worst yet (not supposed to be) comedic performance of him was by Flex Alexander in Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story. People are acting like this is an autobiography of the man’s life and it doesn’t seem that way at all by the trailer.

  2. January 11, 2017 at 11:43 pm
    Black power says:
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    Girl….. but he’s not even your real father!

    • January 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm
      Credits says:
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      That child has no black in her. But regardless, he did raise her.

    • January 12, 2017 at 12:18 am
      NYC says:
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      So that means she shouldn’t speak on the issue? Whether he is her father biological are not, he’s still her father, and she has EVERY RIGHT.

      • January 12, 2017 at 12:23 am
        NYC says:
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        *biologically

  3. January 11, 2017 at 11:45 pm
    Fancy BISH says:
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    This is a HOT ASS MESS…Michael didn’t look a DAY like toe up Joseph Fiennes…I don’t care what anyone has to say, Michael was VERY handsome in his day and kept his look on fleek pretty much throughout the 90’s…go look at that Oprah interview again…Michael had that lacefront hooked and that face beat perfectly lol…and a smile that could light up a room….chile, Michael was fine…I don’t know who this fool thinks he is! lol

    • January 12, 2017 at 12:15 am
      Lmfao_Hoe says:
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      Girl this mess has already got me all the way f***** up, like really??? Despite MJ’s skin condition he was still handsome. This portrayal is disrespect and nothing but it. I hope the family sues theses bastards for filth, who tf even greenlighted this bs to pass development/post-production stage in the first???

      • January 12, 2017 at 3:52 am
        Career Ender says:
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        LMAO

    • January 12, 2017 at 2:36 am
      Jasmine says:
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      Michael destroyed his good looks with bad plastic surgery. I’m just glad it is a man playing him verses a woman.

  4. January 11, 2017 at 11:58 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    I’m sorry but this is hilarious, how could Joseph agreed to do that is beyond me 😂.
    Some of my favorite comments from the DailyMail 😂😂😂

    1- What’s wrong with a white actor playing a white man?

    2- However she looks more like Ralph than her supposedly father, even with all his plastic surgeries and the ahem “vitiligo” 🙄

    😂😂😂

    • January 12, 2017 at 12:53 am
      Meme says:
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      When I tell you I am screaming. Lolol

      • January 12, 2017 at 4:22 am
        Suicide Blonde says:
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        😂😂😂😂

    • January 12, 2017 at 5:24 pm
      Caleb says:
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      F*** the Daily Mail.

  5. January 12, 2017 at 12:15 am
    - says:
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    this ain’t nothing new, they do stuff like this and gets away with it all the time so one else out there will do something like this again are even worse.

  6. January 12, 2017 at 12:20 am
    Lmfao_Hoe says:
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    Ya need to cut that bs out too on here. ” She’s not Mjs kid, ect” It don’t matter, that man raised her regardless as a parent. How ya gonna talk s*** then pretend as though ya dads weren’t present in ya lives. At least MJ protected her and her brothers till his very death. I don’t see anyone coming after Madonna, Steven Spielberg, Angelina, ect for adopting black kids?? keep it cute now.

    • January 12, 2017 at 12:56 am
      Meme says:
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      Yeah but none of those celebs were out here lying about actually having s** and producing those kids. MJ know damn well dem not his kids, let alone actually having s** to make them. And those were his words. And how do you know people fathers weren’t in their life?

      • January 12, 2017 at 2:49 am
        Jasmine says:
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        Everyone has a right to their own opinion. I think whether or not Michael’s children are commenting is irrelevant. They still have a right to their own opinion just like you have a right to yours.

  7. January 12, 2017 at 12:50 am
    Meme says:
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    Well umm MJ skin actually was white. More white than some white people. So who the hell she want to play him? Westley Snipes?

  8. January 12, 2017 at 1:36 am
    ya says:
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    I’m tired of this ignorance people spew trying to be funny or sarcastic. Hollywood any other time have no issues finding black-mixed- light skin looking people when it comes to portrayals as black-African American people in mags, tv shows, movies, models etc but tell me that Michael wanted to be white so as to justify’s this travesty naw yall not gon do play me they could have did their F******* job in finding a better more suitable person.
    And people are being disingenuous about hiring someonwe as dark as Wesley snipes like naw why would when there are plenty of full black people that I know around the way who have Michael complexion later in life and the dude looks a fool.

    • January 12, 2017 at 2:48 am
      Jasmine says:
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      Based on your logic of a need for Hollywood to find an actor to play him based on “skin complexion” perhaps they should have cast Casper the Ghost, because that was the color of Michael’s skin complexion in his later years. He was lighter in complexion than most white people after taking skin bleaching to the extreme.

  9. January 12, 2017 at 2:44 am
    Jasmine says:
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    Michael “played” a white woman much of his later life. From the plastic surgery, feminine voice, feminine mannerisms, makeup, lipstick, caucasian wigs, adopting white children, skin bleachings, attraction to little white boys, being girlfriends with druggies like Elizabeth Taylor and Liza Minelli, etc to completely surrounding himself by only white people in his everyday life. People accepted all of this but can’t accept a white actor playing a black man in just a comedy movie?

    • January 12, 2017 at 4:22 am
      Suicide Blonde says:
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      Lmao, I f****** can’t with y’all today 😂😂😂

    • January 13, 2017 at 2:13 am
      UpMickey says:
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      I’m not 100% sure about what happened with him and the little boys…
      But YOU ARE 1000% right about him living his life like that.I said the same things,I empathize with death when it comes to anyone,I appreciate his music and entertainment,but I feel stupid feeling anything beyond that,for a person, a stranger, who mist likely would’ve looked down on me BC of my race and complexion.Im a black woman, straight up,and I’m just being honest.

  10. January 12, 2017 at 3:09 am
    truthteller says:
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    Pretty disgusting that people are saying that Paris is not entitled to an opinion or it is worth less because Michael “may” have not been her biological father.

  11. January 12, 2017 at 3:49 am
    Career Ender says:
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    MJ was as white as a snow
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    plus he aint this lil punk’s real dad
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    bye

    • January 12, 2017 at 7:40 am
      Truthful says:
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      So what if it’s her real father, why does that matter?

  12. January 12, 2017 at 3:55 am
    Danny Bey says:
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    The disrespect of the King of Pop, the Legend of Legends, in this post is beyond astounding.

    • January 12, 2017 at 5:46 am
      truthteller says:
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      And the funny thing is that most of the people dishing out the disrespect fail to realise they have MJ to thank for their faves even having a career

      • January 12, 2017 at 10:07 am
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        THAT part.

  13. January 12, 2017 at 4:39 am
    King says:
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    Its doesn’t matter how he looked when he gotten older he was a black man.
    And yes get a black man and put him in white make up why? Because micheal had a motherfuckin skin disorder. That’s why a black man in white face should play him.

    Mind white ppl do blackface without the black all the time, that’s why they act like us, use our lingo like our culture.
    Please. They want to be us so badz

    • January 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm
      Jasmine says:
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      They already had a black man in white face play him. It did not work well. Flex Alexander was the actor.

    • January 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm
      Jasmine says:
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      They already had a black man in white face play him. It did not work well.

  14. January 12, 2017 at 7:47 am
    Truthful says:
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    Most of you upset that Paris is stating her opinion, because Michael isn’t her biological father, are just upset because you ALL DON’T KNOW WHO YOUR FATHER’S ARE 😭😢😣😦…😏 Now take that envy else where.

  15. January 12, 2017 at 8:37 am
    tyana Jones says:
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    I realize Chris Brown did talk this before it premier remember?

  16. January 12, 2017 at 5:23 pm
    Caleb says:
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    This whole series looks unwatchable and ridiculous.

  17. January 13, 2017 at 8:34 am
    KING B!! says:
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    I AM EXTREMELY OFFENDED BY THIS😡😡!!! IS THERE A PETITION TO SIGN TO STOP THIS OR ANY FUTURE ONES!!!

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