Earlier this week, news of an upcoming Michael Jackson film had began to circulate. While that news is would usually be awesome (especially if it were anything like The Jacksons: An American Dream), but fans were taken aback when they heard of Joseph Fiennes, a White actor out of the United Kingdom, playing the role.

Why did casting make that call? Someone one dug real deep to find a 1993 interview between Michael and Oprah Winfrey that makes it clear of the “Bad” artist’s expectations of what type of person should portray him on-screen.

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Keep in mind, he and Oprah discussed a White child actor to play him as a child in a commercial. However, I believe his sentiments would still apply for this upcoming film.

“That’s the most ridiculous, horrifying story I’ve ever heard. Number one, it’s my face as a child in the commercial. Me when I was little. Why would I want a white child to play me? I’m a black American,” he said. “I’m a black American. I’m proud to be a black American. I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. That’s like you,” he says to Oprah, “wanting an oriental [sic] person to play you as a child. Does that make sense?”

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