The internet is crying foul after a new biopic on Michael Jackson has cast a white British actor, Ralph Fiennes.

The movie focuses on the King Of Pop’s fabled post-9/11 road trip from New York to Los Angeles with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor. Brian Cox and Stockard Channing have been cast as Brando and Taylor.


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“I got the script the other day,” Fiennes explained to WENN. “It’s a challenge. It’s a comedy. It doesn’t poke mean fun but it’s a story, possibly urban legend, whereby Michael, Marlon Brando, and Liz Taylor were all together the day before 9/11 doing a concert. Airspace was shut down and they couldn’t get out and Michael had the bright idea to go to hire a car and drive.” h/t bet

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Many postings on social media slamming the producers’ choice to cast Fiennes as MJ, were accompanied by the hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter.