Michael Jackson Told Oprah In 1993 He “Never Wanted To Be Played By A White Man”

01/28/2016 at 10:40 | theGrio

News broke this week of a UK series based on the life of Michael Jackson that will begin filming soon. While this is all good, two things stood out to many fans: it would be a comedy and the actor playing Jackson would be a white man. Joseph Fiennes is the man who will be playing Michael Jackson in this series and fans were outraged to say the least.

Then this interview popped back up. This is Oprah’s 1993 interview with Jackson at his Neverland Ranch. In the interview, Jackson specifically states he doesn’t want to be portrayed on any film or series by a white person. You can watch much of that interview below.

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