Wednesday, August 4News For London

Tag: Michael Jackson

Joseph Fiennes, a white actor, to play Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson fans are outraged that London based actor Joseph Fiennes is set to play the singer on a TV programme to be aired on Sky Arts. Jackson fans made their disapproval of the casting evident on social media. Fiennes' casting was discussed on social media using the hashtag #whitewashing. Just as Fiennes' new role was announced, U.S. and Canada are celebrating Black History month. British news anchor Piers Morgan used his sarcasm to state his opinion on Twitter. African American talk - show Trevor Noah made a joke about this news as well. Sky Arts, which airs TV shows dedicated to the highbrow arts, claims