Paris Jackson, the daughter of late pop star, Michael Jacksons, is furious about white actor Joseph Fiennes being chosen to portray her father in an upcoming comedy series, Urban Myths.
The episode which has Paris all riled up is based on the claims by a Vanity Fair article that Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando all drove out of New York by car following the September 11 attacks because all the airports were closed.
After the trailer for the Jackson episode was released, Paris expressed her outrage via her Twitter account.
“I’m so incredibly offended by it, as I’m sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit.” She wrote.
“It angers me to see how obviously intentional it was for them to be this insulting, not just towards by father, but my godmother Liz as well.” She continued.
In another tweet she asked, “Where is the respect?” And referred to Fiennes portrayal of her father as shameful.
“They worked through blood, sweet and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. Shameful portrayal.”
When asked by a Twitter user about her late father identifying as black, she replied,
“He made a point of it plenty of times to express his pride in his roots. He would never have wanted this.”
Recall that Fiennes had previously defended being cast as the king of pop, saying that Michael Jackson had an issue with his pigmentation and “was probably closer to my color than his original color.
Source: Entertainment News Feed