Is it racist to have a white actor play Michael Jackson? Well, that’s what’s trending online right now.
Joseph Fiennes will portray the late-singer in a TV movie set to air later this year. Fiennes, who starred in “Shakespeare in Love,” will play the King of Pop in “Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon.”
This is a one-off comedy looking at an imagined cross-country road trip Jackson took with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor, from New York to Los Angeles, post-9/11. As the unconfirmed story goes, Jackson hired a car after the terrorist attacks to get him and his famous friends back to LA.
So, how do you feel about having a white actor play Michael Jackson?