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Watch the controversial trailer below.
Paris Jackson has hit back at the controversial representation of her late father, Michael Jackson, in the upcoming British comedy series 'Urban Myths'.
Jackson has labelled the portrayal as "shameful" and is "incredible offended" by the imitation.
British actor Joseph Fiennes can be seen playing the 'Thriller' singer in the newly released trailer, which has been slammed by both Paris and Michael's nephew, Taj Jackson.
Watch the controversial trailer below:
Paris' response displayed her disgust on Twitter, claiming the video makes her "want to vomit":
@TheMJCast 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-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017
@TheMJCast 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— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017
@TheMJCast where is the respect? they worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. shameful portrayal— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017
Taj echoed his cousin's sentiments.
Twitter users were also quick to weigh in on MJ's portrayal, with many bashing the "disrespectful" imitation.
So Michael Jackson gave an entire interview saying he doesn't want a white man to portray him in any movie yet here we are...DISRESPECTFUL. pic.twitter.com/ThSNwH1QIC— LORD OF THE AUX CORD (@pradahungry) January 11, 2017
I feel disrespected that casting had the audacity to portray the international icon that is Michael Jackson as boo-boo the fool— Alexis (@Lexiiness) January 11, 2017
IDGAF how pale Michael Jackson became. He was B L A C K and he said HIMSELF he didn't want a Caucasian to play him in ANY film. Disrespect— Stoney Σavage (@Stoney_Blu) January 11, 2017
The 'Urban Myths' series is set to air on Sky Arts from 19th January 2017.