thanks to the recent casting of white actor Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson i’m gonna say this once again:

Michael Jackson was BLACK

he was proud to be black and continuously said so throughout his life

he supported black communities, attended black pride events, wrote songs/spoke out against police brutality/institutional racism, and explicitly stated to Oprah that he would not want a white actor to portray him because he was a black American

mj suffered from vitiligo as confirmed by his official autopsy report and thus underwent a gradual depigmentation of his skin

a white man playing him IS white washing

do not see this movie, do not support this movie, and let your outrage be known

Please everyone reblog this, this is really important.

the actor’s response to the casting and criticisms:   While Fiennes acknowledges that he might receive some criticism for playing an African American, he doesn’t think his race should come into play. “[Jackson] definitely had an issue – a pigmentation issue – and that’s something I do believe,” the Shakespeare in Love star explained. “He was probably closer to my color than his original color.” X