Controversial Michael Jackson TV series cancelled

2017-01-13 14:35
 

London — A British broadcaster has cancelled a TV comedy starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson.

Sky Arts says it has decided not to broadcast the program "in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson's immediate family." It says Fiennes supports the decision.

Sky had been criticised for casting a white actor as the late musician in Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon.

Jackson's daughter Paris tweeted that she wanted to vomit after watching a trailer for the show.

The trailer has since been removed. 

The show is an episode in the Urban Myths series, which Sky says looks at "remarkable stories from well-known historical, artistic and cultural figures, which may or may not have happened in real life."

It centers on a supposed road trip taken by Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando in 2001.

READ MORE: Here’s what Michael Jackson's family had to say about THAT trailer

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