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Joseph Fiennes faces 'whitewashing' backlash over Michael Jackson role

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The very first look at Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson has surfaced. The actor will be playing the King of Pop in a TV special on Sky Arts, an arts-oriented channel. "Urban Myths" tells a series of stories, including a fabled one in which Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando supposedly took a cross-country road trip after 9/11. Social media users went wild over the clip, suggesting it was 'whitewashing' and stressing that Michael Jackson once told Oprah Winfrey that the idea of a white actor playing him on screen would be 'horrifying'.