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Joseph Fiennes may have upset many people when they heard he was cast to play Michael Jackson for an upcoming film, but the white actor – to no one’s surprise – has apparently won the approval of Stacey Dash.


Weighing in on the backlash Fiennes has received for being selected to play Jackson half-hour British comedy, “Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon,” the Fox News contributor gave a thumbs up on the casting, saying “Bravo.” To hear Dash tell it, this is exactly a plus for those who have expressed how color shouldn’t be a factor in acting roles being distributed to entertainers.

“I’m sick and tired of being told ‘Sorry, Stacey, this is a Caucasian-only role,’” Dash wrote Wednesday in a blog post. “Counterintuitively, this decision by Hollywood — which looks like a diss to blacks — is actually what we’ve been saying all along: roles should NOT be based on color… I want to see more of this diversity and thinking outside of the box with the equality that this designation entails — this is the right track.”

Upon news surfacing about his casting as Jackson, Fiennes admitted that he was just as shocked as everyone who got wind of him being the one to portray the King of Pop.

Still, Fiennes acknowledged that, “[Jackson] definitely had an issue — a pigmentation issue — and that’s something I do believe. He was probably closer to my color than his original color.”

For more of Dash’s thoughts on Fiennes playing Jackson, click here.

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19 thoughts on “Stacey Dash Gives Thumbs Up to White Actor Cast as Michael Jackson

  1. Have a black man play Elvis in a movie and see if race doesn’t matter then. Michael Jackson was a black man. I dont care how much his appearance has changed DNA always remains the same. He was an African American man.

  2. I love it. All of you get your panties in a bunch each time she says something. Plus, MJ would have preferred to have a white woman play him in a movie.

  3. straightnochaser on said:

    To BAW, and the rest.of the so-called ‘black’ websites: why do you report everything this brain-dead, self-hating, glorified and willful lawn jockey says? Fox is playing ya’ll HARD, because now they realize that by paying her stupid ass to say more and more against Black folks you are going to take the bait and report it just to keep people talking. It has gotten to the point where I’m thinking you’re just as bad for reporting her bulls##t because you want the web hits. I used to really like this website but not anymore.

  4. specialt757 on said:

    I think the difference is MJ is a real person and James Bond is fictional, any ethnic group could play a suave, debonair, charming, and rich, spy. Are they casting Diana Carroll to play Liz? Or Billy Dee to play Marlon B? I think not. Truth be told, I don’t give a D A M N what they do, I won’t be watching.
    Since this is a world of entertainment (seems like), Ms. Dash doing what’s best for her, and the more people talk, the more relevant she remains. God knows there are more important things to talk about.

  5. This girl is doing this all for attention. Does she want Wendy Williams to play Liz Taylor? No. Shut up Stacy. Even MJ would not be pleased about this. MJ was a REAL PERSON and a black person even light skinned black can play his part.

  6. Timothy Green on said:

    Micheal Jackson wouldve been happy as hell to know that he turned himself white enough that a white man was chosen to play him, the man even refused to have black children opting to instead PAY a chick to be inseminated with ANOTHER non black mans sperm .. So this casting choice is MJ’s dream come true

    • Tim, so what. That still does not excuse what Statcy is saying or what these people are trying to do . MJ would not approval of this. He said so back in the day. And for the record Debbie offered those kids for MJ to take care and he did so. SO what if he did not want to tell you all about it because he was trying to protect them. I told you all this story when TJMS had a website back in 2000’s. MJ had a good heart. Whatever

    • MJ did NOT pay her, she offered to have those kids for him when MJ was going through a rough time in his life. He is not the first and he is not the last. And what does that have to do with LYING about who HE Was. MJ was BLACK who had a skin disorder. HE IS STILL BLACK.

      • Timothy Green on said:

        LOL Amber you can attempt to twist the past anyway you want to, Micheals “skin condition” lead to him having numerous surgeries to be as white as he could??…. As i stated Micheal wanted nothing to do with his AFRICAN AMERICAN ROOTS, and went as far as PAYING TO HAVE KIDS BORN FROM SOMEONE ELSE GENE POOL to insure “his kids” would in no way have african american features… As i stated i think MJ would be THRILLED to see that he accomplished his whiteness so thoroughly that he’s being played by a white man in a movie… Feel free to convince yourself otherwise

  7. As soon as they cast a black person in a white role. I can’t see them casting a black person as Van Morrison from the Doors, John Lennon, or anybody else. This chick really needs a lip check. Remember your parents used to tell you as a kid don’t say everything you think. Think first then decide if it’s something you should be sharing.

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