Paris Jackson grateful for show axe

  • Paris Jackson grateful for show axe

Paris Jackson grateful for show axe

Do you feel like Lifetime's movie will honor the King of Pop?

. A Sky Arts rep explained in a statement that they simply "set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never meant to cause any offence,"and that "Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision".

The episode was scheduled to be part of a series called "Urban Myths" and was set to air on Sky Arts.

The 18-year-old daughter of the late pop star has said she was "incredibly offended" by the casting.

Paris took to twitter to say that she was surprised the episode was actually pulled and she's appreciative of the decision.

Paris Jackson is grateful that Sky has axed an "insulting" TV show about her father Michael Jackson. Paris Jackson continued. "They worked through blood, sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies".

The controversial episode featured Michael taking a road trip from NY to Los Angeles with Elizabeth and Marlon following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Joseph Fiennes himself has admitted that he was shocked to be picked for the role and said that he knew that "this is territory that is sensitive". As I said it wasn't comedy, it was mockery with no taste.

Director Ben Palmer has previously defended his casting of a white actor to play Jacko and said:"We were casting Michael Jackson in 2001 and that obviously is a challenge in terms of the physical resemblance".

Did Sky Arts make the right decision?

Sky Arts announced the launch of the series a year ago, which also featured episodes about Hitler, former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali and Irish writer Samuel Beckett. Well, when Paris Jackson speaks, the British production company, Sky Arts, listens.