Joseph Fiennes Is Playing Michael Jackson in 9/11 TV Drama and Many People Are Freaking Out About It - E! Online

It don't matter if you're black or white...or does it?

Joseph Fiennes, a British actor best known for his leading role in Shakespeare in Love, has been cast as Michael Jackson in a new TV drama, one about 9/11 no less, Sky News and other outlets reported this week. Many people are freaking out about this because, well, guess.

"A White Actor will play MJ. Because we aren't whitewashed enough in Hollywood, apparently," read a tweet posted on BET's Twitter page Wednesday.

Read the full article at E! Online.

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TelevisionFanboyContributor
Jan 27, 2016 2:02PM EST

So this is a "fictional" story about how three deceased celebrities were stuck together after the horrific events of 9/11 for a road trip. Whitewashing is just the tip of the iceberg, this whole project is disturbing and unnecessary!

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zazerhContributor
Jan 27, 2016 2:25PM EST

I can't even...

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Jan 28, 2016 3:32AM EST

And yet when they do the reverse it is perfectly fine.

But honestly, by 2001 Michael looked more white than he did black. So this really isn't a racial issue it is more of a how much makeup do they want to have to apply issue.

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