On Friday morning, British TV station Sky Arts reported its choice not to air the “Urban Myths” scene after Jackson’s family communicated its shock over Joseph Fiennes’ depiction of the late symbol.
“We have taken the decision not to broadcast ‘Elizabeth, Michael, and Marlon,’ a half-hour episode from the Sky Arts ‘Urban Myths’ series, in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family,” in an announcement from a Sky representative.
Fiennes’ throwing a year ago started shock, a white British performing artist playing the dark King of Pop? Truly? Be that as it may, it was nothing contrasted and general society’s quick sicken after observing the main trailer for the arrangement. Jackson’s little girl, Paris, expressed that the venture was “disgraceful” and made her wiped out to her stomach, opinions resounded by her cousin Taj Jackson.
Fiennes said, “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.” An appeal to blacklist the scene was propelled and drew more than 20,000 marks.
The show, which was set to air Jan. 19, concentrated on the pop star’s famous road trip from New York to Los Angeles with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando after 9/11. Stockard Channing was given a role as Taylor and Brian Cox played Brando.
At the point when news first broke of Fiennes role, the Shakespeare in Love star said that he comprehended why individuals would be “ready to fight” about a white man grabbing the part of the King of Pop.