Cape Town – In case you missed it Joseph Fiennes will play legendary popstar Michael Jackson in a new TV series, Urban Myths.
The controversial casting continues to make headlines after the first teaser trailer was released.
See it here:
Michael Jackson's family members have slammed the show.
His nephew Taj Jackson and daughter, Paris Jackson called the show disrespectful and insulting.
In response to a user Taj said the show is blatant disrespect.
In a series of tweets, Paris went on to say that the trailer makes her want to vomit and tarnishes both MJ's and Elizabeth Taylor's legacies.
@TheMJCast 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.— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017
@TheMJCast 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— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017
@TheMJCast where is the respect? they worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. shameful portrayal
— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017