Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, has criticized Joseph Fiennes’ portrayal of her father in a new British comedy series.
The first glimpse of Shakespeare In Love actor Fiennes as the King of Pop was revealed yesterday in a trailer for Urban Myths, Sky Arts’ upcoming comedy series recreating rumored tales about celebrities.
Fiennes plays Jackson in Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon, an episode in which Stockard Channing co-stars as the late Elizabeth Taylor and veteran Scottish actor Brian Cox (Rushmore, Troy) portrays the late Marlon Brando.
Fans jokingly compared Fiennes’ face in the trailer to The Mighty Boosh star Noel Fielding, but Paris Jackson expressed graver concerns with the casting decision.
Asked for her thoughts on Fiennes’ portrayal of her father on Twitter, she replied: “i’m so incredibly offended by it, as i’m sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit.”
She also criticised the depiction of her godmother Elizabeth Taylor in the series, writing: “it angers me to see how obviously intentional it was for them to be this insulting, not just towards my father, but my godmother liz as well.”
“where is the respect?” she added. “they worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. shameful portrayal.”