So remember when Joseph Fiennes was cast as Michael Jackson even though he is a white English man and everyone thought hey that’s a terrible idea? Turns out, it’s a REALLY terrible idea!
But don’t worry guys, Joseph Fiennes determined that it was totally okay because it wasn’t stereotyping. Except for the fact that Michael Jackson was never a white man no matterhis skin tone. So.
“I deal in imagination, so I don’t think imagination should have rules stamped on them,” he continued. “If it promotes stereotyping, then it’s wrong. I made a distinction that the Jackson project doesn’t do that.”
Well alright then! Problem solved.