well that was quick.
even resting peacefully,the king of pop can still make moves.
so remember ( x that disgusting trailer ) for what i thought was a movie,
but is really a show,
called “urban myths”?
they had a white actor “trying” to play michael jackson.
well it’s been pulled from the episode line up.
here is what happened via npr…
How much criticism can a single half-hour episode of television sustain before it gets the ax?
On Friday, we may have gotten our answer: An episode of the British comedy series Urban Myths — which drew widespread complaints for featuring the white actor Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson — has been canceled by Sky TV before it could air.
“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,” the European pay-TV company said in a statement. “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.”
Those “concerns” had been expressed quite bluntly by the late singer’s family on Twitter.
The episode was to depict Jackson on a post-Sept. 11 road trip across the U.S. in 2001, with Elizabeth Taylor, played by Stockard Channing, and Marlon Brando, played by Brian Cox. Intended to be a “light-hearted look” at an event rumored to have actually taken place, the episode had been positioned as a satire by its creators.
“It’s a sketch about a story that could have been a legend or could have been true,” Fiennes told AFPTV in Rome early last year, though he, too, admitted he “was shocked” that he was cast in the role of Jackson:
“You have to ask them as to why they would want to cast me.”
The director of the episode, Ben Palmer, told The Guardian this week that the casting was based partly on the challenge of matching physical resemblance, partly on the basis of Fiennes’ performance.
“We were really looking for the performance that could unlock the spirit, and we really think Joe Fiennes has done that,” Palmer said. “He’s given a really sweet, nuanced, characterful performance.”
i guess they didn’t read michael didn’t want a snow wolf depicting him.
that actor better hope his career isn’t over before it started.
they are all dismissed for this nonsense.
article credited: npr