7 controversial castings

21 January 2017

Here are 7 casting choices that made headlines - for all the wrong reasons.

When the trailer for Urban Myths came out showing Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson, the singer’s daughter Paris was quick to attack the programme and sent a series of now-deleted tweets including: “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.”

Her obvious disgust was enough for the broadcaster to cut the show from airing, and in a statement the company insisted it never intentionally set out to cause any offence. The pulled episode followed the story of a car ride Michael reportedly took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando after the 9/11 terror attacks.

Here are 6 other controversial castings.

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