When Joseph Fiennes was cast as Michael Jackson in the British TV series Urban Myths, people were…confused. Now, footage from the show has been released and people have a lot of feelings to say the least. Mostly, they’re not good feelings. Paris Jackson, Michael’s daughter took to Twitter to say she is “offended” and it makes her “want to vomit.”
The real Michael Jackson:
@TheMJCast 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.
— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017
Lots of others agree:
— Slate (@Slate) January 10, 2017
— POPSUGAR Ent (@POPSUGAREnt) January 11, 2017
Sorry, Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson is something you can’t unsee https://t.co/9M7StXOnTz
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 11, 2017
What in. The fuck. https://t.co/Hp1dzTYMtx
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 11, 2017
— Tammy Tam (@nubiansweet) January 11, 2017
Okay? But why does Joseph Fiennes as MJ look like the scarecrow you’d find at the edge of a pumpkin patch!? pic.twitter.com/OxFjP5SZQs
— Rosalina Watson † (@AboutRosalina) January 11, 2017
Michael Jackson: pic.twitter.com/DxIGqT8IQn
— General Principle (@Gorgeous_Puddin) January 11, 2017
i wish i knew voodoo so i could put a curse on all the people involved in this Michael Jackson movie with Joseph Fiennes.
— Overrated Dan (@DanBeThyName) January 11, 2017
I hope the people behind this film, especially Joseph Fiennes, understand what they are doing and if we can somehow boycott it, even better!
— amanda (@moonwalkhealy) January 11, 2017
They have Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson. Maybe Tom Hanks will play Berry Gordy in the next Motown movie.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 10, 2017
I woke up feeling like it’s going to be a beautiful day and then I remembered this is someone’s idea of Michael Jackson: pic.twitter.com/sG8oxEUfs0
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) January 11, 2017
[featured image via screen grab]