After national outrage of Joseph Fiennes’ portrayal of Michael Jackson in the British television show, ‘Urban Myths’, the British television network, Sky Art, announces canceling the show.

“We have taken the decision not to broadcast ‘Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,’ a half hour episode from the Sky Arts Urban Myths series, in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family,” Sky’s statement read. “We set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offence. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.”

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Actor Joseph Fiennes Will Star as the Late Michael Jackson in a half-hour comedy that will appear on the British television network, Sky Arts. According to The Guardian, the show titled ‘Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon,’ centers around a fabled road trip in which Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando tried to get home to Los Angeles from New York after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Stockard Channing is reportedly cast as Taylor and Brian Cox as Brando.

My thoughts:

I say, if Fiennes can be cast as MJ, then Idris Elba should be able to do James Bond.

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