In the last couple of days people all over the world have been criticizing the Oscars when it was revealed that no colored actors were nominated this year – the news of Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson
in an upcoming movie could hence not have come at a worse time.
Joseph Fiennes tells Entertainment Tonight that he’s just as shocked over getting the role – he’s a white middle class guy from London, while Michael Jackson
is somewhat of an icon in the African American society.
In his defense, Fiennes says that Michael Jackson
had a skin disease and that his skin color was closer to his own, rather than the skin color that Michael was born with. Despite this people have been criticizing the choice of actor.