Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson in a film about an alleged road trip he took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brandon

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Earlier this week, It was reported that British actor, Joseph Fiennes has been asked to play Micheal Jackson in a film about the road trip he took from New York to Los Angeles with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor after the 9/11 terrorist attack. Twitter exploded on Thursday  over the news. See tweets below.

Fiennes addressed the backlash saying, “I’m a white, middle-class guy from London,” the 45-year-old actor told Entertainment Tonight about being cast in the role. “I’m as shocked as you may be.” He continues, “[Jackson] definitely had an issue — a pigmentation issue — and that’s something I do believe. He was probably closer to my color than his original color.”

Hmm…How can we begin to explain this one?

 

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