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:
Janet Jackson and her newborn son Eissa are being treated like the Queen and Prince they are!
As you may recall earlier this month, the music icon welcomed her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana at the age of 50. And like the rest of the world, we honestly couldn't be happier for them!
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Thankfully, Miz Jackson had an "easy birth" as one insider dished to Us Weekly:
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:
This is quite the look.
On Tuesday, Urban Myths debuted its first trailer featuring Joseph Fiennes as the late Michael Jackson.
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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)!