A comedy episode about Michael Jackson has been pulled after the music icon’s daughter complained about Jackson’s “incredibly offensive” portrayal – – Presspeep.com has learnt.
The episode of Urban Myths had caused a story for casting a white actor in the role, with the pop star’s daughter, Paris Jackson. The Urban Legends episode featuring Joseph Fiennes as Jackson was removed from Sky’s schedule after more than 20,000 people signed a petition protesting it.
Ghanaian Germany based art advocate, Ekue Gidigazo, has also shown his open disgust at the new movie – he posted:
Michael Jackson’s Daughter Fumes
Crestfallen Paris Jackson, fumed: “I’m so incredibly offended by it, as I’m sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit.”
She also branded it “shameful” in tweets that have since been deleted. “It angers me to see how obviously intentional it was for them to be this insulting, not just towards my father, but my godmother Liz as well,” Paris had tweeted.
“Where is the respect? They worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. Shameful portrayal. This world can take a perfect man and they will create flaws to crucify him over. Disgusting society we live in, folks. Disgusting.”
Withdrawal Of Movie – Press Statement
In an official statement released, Sky said: ‘We have taken the decision not to broadcast Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon, a half-hour episode from the Sky Arts Urban Myths series, in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family.
“We set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offence. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.” Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon had been due to form part of the second series, scheduled for April.
Storyline Of Movie
The episode revolved around the story that Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brandon took a road trip to Ohio to flee New York after 9/11.The film also starred Stockard Channing as Taylor and Brian Cox as Brando and also featured one Carrie Fisher’s final roles, playing a waitress in a diner.