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Stacey Dash Applauds Controversial Casting Choice Of Joseph Fiennes To Play Michael Jackson — Shocker!

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Stacey Dash is at it again!

After sparking controversy for her opinions on Black History Month and the BET channel, the Clueless alum has decided to weigh in on the highly talked about decision to cast Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in a new special.

Related: Janet Hubert Calls Stacey a 'Media Ho'!

In regards to the controversial casting choice, the Fox starlet took to her blog and wrote:

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Michael Jackson Told Oprah The Idea Of A White Actor Portraying Him Was 'Ridiculous' & 'Horrifying'! Watch The 1993 Interview Clip!

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After it was reported that Joseph Fiennes would be playing Michael Jackson in an upcoming British TV movie, many critics found the casting choice a perfect example of the entertainment industry's lack of minority representation!

The Shakespeare In Love actor claimed due to Jackson's skin pigmentation, casting a white guy to play the King of Pop in the 9/11 road trip comedy Elizabeth, Michael, and Marlon wasn't a big deal, explaining:

"He was probably closer to my color than his original color."

But the late music legend was always against the prospect of a white actor playing him on the screen, telling Oprah Winfrey back in 1993 that the idea was "ridiculous."

Related: Oprah Gets Paid $13.8 Mil For Tweeting Weight Loss Tips!

In the clip, which has resurfaced on the internet in the wake of the casting controversy, Oprah asked MJ about the rumors in which he reportedly requested a young white actor to play him in a Pepsi commercial!

The Billie Jean singer blasted the reports, saying:

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Joseph Fiennes Says He's Just 'As Shocked As You' That He's Playing Michael Jackson! And See What He Said About His & MJ's Skin Color!

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Earlier this week, Joseph Fiennes made headlines after it was reported the actor will be portraying Michael Jackson in an upcoming British TV movie.

Fans of the King of Pop were a bit surprised to find out that a white British guy would be playing MJ, and Fiennes himself admits:

"I'm a white, middle-class guy from London. I'm as shocked as you may be."

The 9/11 road trip movie Elizabeth, Michael, and Marlon is a "light tongue-and-cheek look" at an urban legend that appeared in a May 2011 Vanity Fair article.

Related: Twitter Isn't Happy That Charlie Hunnam Is Playing A Mexican Drug Lord Either!

The story takes place right before September 11, 2001, when Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Thriller singer were

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HUH?! Joseph Fiennes Will Play Michael Jackson In A 9/11 Road Trip Drama!

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Our minds just exploded!

Joseph Fiennes just scored the most unlikely role of all time…

Playing Michael Jackson in a TV drama!

Related: Michael Jackson's Longtime Friend Passes Away

No, we are not sh*tting you! The project for SkyArts is about a road trip that the King Of Pop took with besties Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando to escape New York after 9/11.

The wacky story was reported in a 2011 issue of Vanity Fair, and according to sources, the zany trio made it all the way to Ohio!

However, other sources discredit such a tale. According to Brando's former assistant, the actor stayed behind in New York.

According to Fiennes

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Is A Cancerous Tumor Forcing Janet Jackson To Get Throat Surgery? Here's An Update On The Singer's Health Status!

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Oh no!

On Monday, it was reported that Janet Jackson's upcoming throat surgery may be due to a potentially cancerous tumor that was allegedly discovered on the singer's throat. Say it ain't so!

Video: Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt Go FULL Janet!

A source told RadarOnline:

"Doctors found a growth on Janet's vocal cords that could be serious. It's a medical condition that has to be taken care of immediately."

Well if this proves to be true, we have a feeling Michael Jackson's sis won't be kicking of the 2016 leg of her Unbreakable world tour on January 9.

To make matters worse, if this growth is in fact cancerous, the Grammy winner's career

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