Was Micheal Jackson black? According to a new comdey based on a post-9/11 vacation taken by Elizbeth Taylor (Jackson's ex-wife) and Marlon Brando, he wasn't. Jackson's lightening of his skin later in his career has been the subject of much speculation, one the artist attributed to the skin condition Vitiligo. However, with the controversy surrounding the 2016 Oscars, critics like Wendy Williams, The View and CNN host, weighed in heavily on the film's sensitive topic.
Joseph Fiennes, 45, admits he was surprised when he was granted the role of Jackson in the upcoming yet-to-be-titled film. Fiennes acknowledges the backlash, but says he dosen't have a problem protraying Micheal Jackson.