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Paris Jackson 'Surprised' By Network's Decision To Pull Urban Myths' Controversial Michael Jackson Episode

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A big win for the Jackson family.

As we reported, Sky Arts decided to pull the episode of Urban Myths where Joseph Fiennes portrays Michael Jackson. The casting decision was greatly criticized by the King of Pop's family, including daughter Paris Jackson who found it to be "insulting" and made her "want to vomit."

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On Friday, the 18-year-old took to Twitter to share her thoughts about the news. She wrote:

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Sky Arts Comes To Their Senses & Officially Pulls Urban Myths' Controversial Michael Jackson Episode!

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The Jacksons must be so thrilled about this update!

As you surely know, Joseph Fiennes sparked quite a bit of controversy this week as the first trailer for Urban Myths dropped — which featured the (white) Shakespeare In Love actor in the role of Michael Jackson. Crazy, we know.

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While the controversial casting caused quite the uproar when it was first announced last year, Sky Arts seemed determined to move forward with the episode… until now. Yup, after the King of Pop's daughter Paris Jackson and nephew Taj Jackson voiced their disdain for the project, the network officially pulled Fiennes' episode from the comedy series.

A spokesperson for the show explained:

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Here's How The Director Of Urban Myths Defends Casting Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson!

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And the Hollywood whitewashing conversation continues…

As we reported, the new Urban Myths series has been getting heat from Michael Jackson's family after unveiling the first look at Joseph Fiennes portraying the black music icon.

On Wednesday, MJ's 18-year-old daughter Paris Jackson blasted the trailer as a "shameful portrayal" and slammed the creators for intentionally "insulting" her iconic father.

But it looks like the creators are telling critics to beat it — as Sky Arts defended its decision to cast Fiennes in the comedic short.

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The film in question tells the story of the probably-fictional road trip MJ, Elizabeth Taylor (played by Stockard Channing), and Marlon Brando (Brian Cox) were said to have made from New York to Ohio after the 9/11 attacks.

According to director Ben Palmer, casting Jackson in 2001 (post-Black or White, if you catch our drift) proved to be "a challenge in terms of the physical resemblance" — but the white Fiennes brought something special.

Speaking to The Guardian, he explained:

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Joseph Fiennes' Portrayal Of Michael Jackson Makes Daughter Paris Want To 'Vomit'

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The backlash continues!

As we reported on Tuesday, after the trailer for Urban Myths was released, the media got its first glimpse of Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson.

The comedy is partly about a somewhat-real, somewhat-fictional road trip that the King of Pop, Elizabeth Taylor (played by Stockard Channing), and Marlon Brando (played by Brian Cox) embarked on after 9/11.

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Not only were fans pissed by the fact that Fiennes looks nothing like the music superstar, many thought it was inappropriate that a White actor was playing a Black man.

On Wednesday, Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson took to Twitter to denounce the controversial casting choice. When asked about the portrayal, she wrote:

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Eva Longoria's Curves Are Covered In White Diamonds To Celebrate Elizabeth Taylor's Latest Fragrance!

Eva Longoria is decked out in crystals!

Talk about va-va-voom!

Eva Longoria decided to really flaunt her hourglass figure at Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds Night fragrance launch in New York on Tuesday night!

Making sure she stood out, the Telenovela starlet decided to dress in a bejeweled, metallic silver frock, which seemed to enhance her bursting cleavage!

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Dusty rose Alaïa sandals and her beautiful ruby engagement ring finished off her already sparkling ensem.

It's a look the late Miz Taylor would have approved of herself, especially since Eva looked like she was dripping in diamonds!

[Image via WENN.]

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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.

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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!

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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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