Paris Jackson has finally reacted to Joseph Fiennes‘ portrayal of her late father Michael Jackson — and she’s not enthused.
The 18-year-old took to Twitter to express her disdain over the actor’s portrayal. Joseph stars as the pop icon in the made-for-television film, Urban Myths.
After a follower asked of her opinion in the film’s casting, she responded, “I’m so incredibly offended by it, as I’m sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit.”
Paris also took offense to Stockard Channing‘s portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor in the film, who was a close friend of Michael prior to his death.
“It angers me to see how obviously intentional it was for them to be this insulting, not just towards my father, but my godmother Liz as well,” she continued.
“Where is the respect?” she asked. “They worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. Shameful portrayal.”
Paris isn’t the only family member who’s completely outraged by the film’s controversial casting. Michael’s nephew Taj Jackson also voiced his concern over Joseph’s portrayal.
“Unfortunately this is what my family has to deal with. No words could express the blatant disrespect,” he tweeted on Wednesday.
Urban Myths: A Brand New Collection of Comedies, is directed by Ben Palmer, and contains a series of “true-ish” stories, including a fabled story of Marlon Brando (played by Brian Cox), Elizabeth, and Michael’s cross-country trip back to the West Coast following 9/11.
After Joseph was casted, he quickly defended the director’s decision, claiming Michael’s skin color “probably [became] closer to my color than his original color.”
In an interview with Oprah in 1993, the icon said the idea of a white man playing him in a biopic would be “horrifying.”
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