This is supposed to be Michael Jackson

by Jeremy Mersereau

January 11, 2017

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Joseph Fiennes is playing Michael Jackson in an upcoming made-for-TV movie. This is what he'll look like.

As previously reported, Urban Myths is an upcoming Sky Arts TV show that focuses on probably-apocryphal pop culture legends, and starts airing January 19th. One episode will recount an almost definitely fake road trip supposedly undertaken by Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, and Michael Jackson after 9/11, and now, thanks to the show’s recently-released trailer, we finally have an image of what Joseph Fiennes as MJ will look like.

Warning: the image below may cause confusion, nausea, and general malaise:

Huh…well, that’s one way to depict the King of Pop, i.e, as a militant internet atheist who goes to a lot of steampunk conventions.

Many denizens of social media aren’t exactly enthused about the casting choice, because why would you be excited about Jack White:Β Brony Edition?

Many are decrying casting the lily-white Fiennes as MJ, but as Fiennes told Entertainment Tonight a year ago, “[Jackson] definitely had an issue – a pigmentation issue – and that’s something I do believe. He was probably closer to my color than his original color.”

The 30-minute episode will also feature Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor andΒ Brian CoxΒ as Marlon Brando.Urban Myths airs January 19th on Sky Arts. Watch the trailer below:

[H/T Telegraph]

Tags: Music, News, WTF, Michael Jackson

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