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With #OSCARSSOWHITE trending and the Academy Awards busy reformulating the ballot rules for its judiciary members, is it at all surprising that it was announced that Joseph Fiennes (who is not black), will be portraying Michael Jackson?!
The yet-to-be released UK Television dramedy follows the lives of Jackson, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor as the trio jettison off on a road trip, post 9-11.

What is going on here?!

You're telling me that there isn't ONE BLACK PERSON TO PORTRAY Michael Jackson? Not one, in this entire world? This is too much! #Ridiculousnessrunamok

Nonono let's not do that because you know he's black so it only makes sense for him to be played by a black guy. I don't give 2 craps about a "pigmentation issue." Michael Jackson was and always will be black. Plain and simple.
@ButterflyBlu EXACTLY. He's black. There was no excuse for them to cast a white guy to play him. If darkness was the issue then like you said they could've casted a light skinned black person. No excuse.
@MajahnNelson I agree. Do we need to pull out baby pictures? The man was black. What he CHOSE to do along the way was just that: a choice. Stick with the facts. The man was black and a black actor should have been cast. If his skin needed to be lighter, then at the very least, cast someone mixed or lighten his skin with makeup. There is an entire industry dedicated to that alone. Disappointing.
I SAW THIS!! It actually makes me confused and angry...
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