Saturday, 14 January 2017

Paris Jackson doesn't do irony

Apparently, Paris Jacksons is upset about a TV film in which Michael Jackson was to be played by a white actor.

I don't get it.

Paris Jackson is a white actress who has been playing the role of Michael Jackson's daughter for the last 18 years, and nobody complains about that:

9 comments:

pen seive said...

If a woman or black actor can play white Shakespearean kings, why can't a white actor play a black (but slowly turning white) suspected paedophile singer? Personally, I can't wait for the release of the Judy Garland story, starring Julian Clary.

Mark Wadsworth said...

PS, true. How is this any different to the PC brigade saying that a black actor should play James Bond? Why is that "good" but white actors playing black characters "bad"? (Interestingly. Felix Leiter, Bond's mate in the CIA has been played by black actors and by white actors).

Pablo said...

Micahel Jackson was white, wasn't 'e? (more or less)

DP said...

Dear Mr Wadsworth

Miss Jackson's Twitter profile describes her as an actress. If she were an actress, she ought to know that actors act. Since Michael Jackson was practically white, a black actor would have to white up (can that be done as successfully as white actors blacking up?).

If Miss Jackson is demanding a colour bar on actors acting, who else could demand segregated roles? Will axe murderers demand that only axe murderers can play axe murderers?

DP

Bayard said...

"who else could demand segregated roles?"

To answer that question, just check out all the high-ranking cards in your nearest Victimhood Poker pack.

H said...

I suppose I am just being naĂŻve if I say she doesn't look much like Michael Jackson (particularly not the young Michael Jackson).

Mark Wadsworth said...
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Mark Wadsworth said...

H, no! But nobody is allowed to say it for some reason.

DP said...

@ Bayard said... 15 January 2017 at 18:39

"who else could demand segregated roles?"

To answer that question, just check out all the high-ranking cards in your nearest Victimhood Poker pack.


Are axe murderers near the top?

DP