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GIST: Michael Jackson’s family offended over choice of actor to play MJ in new movie

Family and fans of the late pop star Michael Jackson have expressed displeasure over the choice of using a white actor Joseph Fiennes for the role of the late MJ in new movie ‘Urban myths‘, describing it as culturally insensitive.

Late MJ’s daughter Paris Jackson and her cousin Taj Jackson took to Twitter to air their frustration just after the trailer for Urban myths was released.

(@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017

@TheMJCast it angers me to see how obviously intentional it was for them to be this insulting, not just towards my father, but my godmother liz as well

— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017

@TheMJCast where is the respect? they worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. shameful portrayal

— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017

#justice4mj #justice4liz

— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017

@soledadobrien Unfortunately this is what my family has to deal with. No words could express the blatant disrespect. https://t.co/WKCiwOqPpN

— Taj Jackson (@tajjackson3) January 11, 2017

Fans have also started an online petition to boycott the movie upon release.

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