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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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Michael Jackson's Nephew Taj Jackson Slams Joseph Fiennes' Urban Myths Casting As 'Blatant Disrespect'

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We're not surprised Taj Jackson is upset!

On Wednesday, Taj took to Twitter to disclose his frustrations over Urban Myths' decision to cast Joseph Fiennes as his late uncle Michael Jackson.

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As we previously reported, people were stunned, offended, and weirded out by Tuesday's trailer — which showed Fiennes' creepy take on the icon. From the actor's discolored skin to butchered nose, it was a total sh*t show.

In response to the controversy, Jackson tweeted:

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Your First Look At Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson Has Arrived! Watch The Full Trailer For Urban Myths HERE!

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This is quite the look.

On Tuesday, Urban Myths debuted its first trailer featuring Joseph Fiennes as the late Michael Jackson.

Related: Joseph Says He's 'Shocked' To Be Playing Michael Jackson!

As we previously reported, Joseph's casting news sparked outrage as well as confusion. The internet felt it was extremely inappropriate for a white man to play an African-American man.

Now it looks like fans' worst fears have been realized as Joe looks NOTHING like the icon. In fact, the actor looks like one of those disturbing wax figures!

Watch the trailer and see the weirdness for yourself (below)!

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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.

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

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