Urban Myths released its first trailer today featuring Joseph Fines as Michael Jackson.
Joseph Fines of course is white and Twitter is of course unimpressed.
Keith Powell says “I hope it loses every single dime of its budget. Every single dime.”
Chrissie Teigan tweeted…well you can read.
Scott Warner says Michael Jackson? Please tell me this is a joke.
And Ric says RIP Joseph Fiennes career
For his part Fiennes says
"The decision with the casting and the producers -- I wrangled with it, I was confused and shocked at what might come my way, and I knew the sensitivity, especially to Michael's fans and to Michael's family. It doesn't negate who he was.”
So the question remains: Does it matter if you’re black or white?