The entire world was in shock on Tuesday after the trailer was released, showing Fiennes as the late singer, and Paris took to Twitter to share her feelings about it. After one of her followers asked her about the Sky Arts special, she answered “I’m so incredibly offended by it, as I’m sure plenty of people are as well.”
She continued on, tweeting “Where is the respect? They worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. Shameful portrayal. He made a point of it plenty of times to express his pride in his roots. He would never have wanted this.”
Just last year, fans were outraged by the news that Fiennes, a white British man, was cast as the music icon for the half hour Sky Arts special, Urban Myths, which is based on an alleged road trip Jackson took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando after flights were grounded in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks of 2001.
Urban Myths is set to debut Jan. 19 on Sky Arts. Will you be watching?