A new British comedy making fun of everyone from Bob Dylan to Adolf Hitler is under attack for its portrayal of Michael Jackson. Jackson’s daughter Paris tweeted that she’s so offended, “it honestly makes me want to vomit.”
Many other critics have attacked the decision to cast white actor Joseph Fiennes in the role of the King of Pop, calling it culturally insensitive and insulting to Jackson’s legacy.
So, if anyone tries to tell me there isn't an issue with race in Hollywood, I can point to Joseph Fiennes's casting as Michael Jackson, yes?
— MikeBrendan (@MikeBrendan) January 27, 2016
Although Jackson famously sang that “It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white,” it still matters who plays whom on the big screen.
Watch the trailer below: