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Post Reply Is it racist that a white guy will be portraying Michael Jackson in an upcoming movie?
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We should levy Fiennes on him till he's broke.


Though honestly I'm more offended by the premise than the actors roles, but whatever. I don't see myself being offended by a white guy playing a white guy than when Shymalayan white washed the cast of Avatar.
Posted 2/5/16
It's either that or paint a black actor white, I feel people will be upset either way. I dont think it's racist though.
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Sorry, but they couldn't seriously find a black actor to portray Jackson? It's not like the UK is short on folks.

You could use makeup to lighten that person up.



No disrespect to Fiennes, but yeah, I kind of find this a little...off.
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It's not racist, just weird... The actor should resemble the person he's acting as. Can't be so hard to find an actor that is both good and black.
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Nalaniel wrote:

It's not racist, just weird... The actor should resemble the person he's acting as. Can't be so hard to find an actor that is both good and black.


They hardly do that, they had Flex Alexander terribly potray him in a terrible movie.
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Nalaniel wrote:

It's not racist, just weird... The actor should resemble the person he's acting as. Can't be so hard to find an actor that is both good and black.


Or they could use two actors.
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Posted 2/5/16
Don't even know, man.
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To me, it isn't racist
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Depends. Are we talking pre-vitilgo or post-vitiligo? Either way I don't think Michael would care. He himself said "It don't matter if you're black or white!"
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Buckerss wrote:

Depends. Are we talking pre-vitilgo or post-vitiligo? Either way I don't think Michael would care. He himself said "It don't matter if you're black or white!"


He actually would care - in an interview once, post-vitiligo, he commented on a white child playing him in an ad and about what it upset him. He's black even if he has a disease that damages his pigmentation.
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Posted 2/5/16
I think I gave up caring when Hollywood Asian casted every main character in Dragonball Evolution except Goku.
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Idk
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Happencheese wrote:

He actually would care - in an interview once, post-vitiligo, he commented on a white child playing him in an ad and about what it upset him. He's black even if he has a disease that damages his pigmentation.


Looked it up. Seems you're right.
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By the time he died he was white since he had all that plastic surgery
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