Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Sky Arts pulls the Michael Jackson
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January 13th, 2017 under Michael Jackson
Everyone was shocked when Sky Arts announced that they cast Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in their show Urban Myths. Then we were all mortified when we saw what he looked like in the role, but no one more than his own family. All that backlash to the network Tweeting today, “We have taken the decision not to broadcast Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon, a 30min episode from the Sky Arts Urban Myths series. This decision was taken in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family. We set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events & never intended to cause any offence. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.”
I understand what they were thinking, but the casting was just horrific. In this day of hair and makeup being as complex as it is there is no reason why they couldn’t cast someone like Jacko and make them look like him. Fiennes was never right for the role. Glad they listened. But then again, it might’ve all been a publicity stunt that worked out brilliantly for them. I mean, who outside of Britain, knew about Sky Arts before all of this?


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