Wednesday, August 4News For London

Tag: Michael Jackson

Joseph Fiennes, a white actor, to play Michael Jackson

Film
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. https://twitter.com/cag419/status/692124759878975489 British news anchor Piers Morgan used his sarcasm to state his opinion on Twitter. https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/692660719775584257 African American talk - show Trevor Noah made a joke about this news as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-SV8YL4Fmg Sky Arts, which airs TV shows dedicated to the highbrow arts, claims