Michael Jackson once told Oprah Winfrey that he is a proud black man and he wants a black man to play him in a movie


This might explain Paris Jackson’s frustration on Twitter yesterday.

Michael’s first daughter, Paris, revealed that she was outraged by actor Joseph Fiennes playing the role of Michael Jackson in a new TV comedy series.

Most people couldn’t understand her outrage because Michael looked more white than black in his later years.

In an old interview Michael granted Oprah in 1993, he said he would not be pleased if a white actor played him in a film.

 During the interview, Oprah asked Michael about a rumour that he wanted a white boy to play him in a ’90s Pepsi commercial and Michael replied calling the rumour stupid.

“That is so stupid. That’s the most ridiculous, horrifying story I’ve ever heard. It’s crazy.”

He went on to say that he is a black American and proud to be so.

“It’s my face as a child in the commercial. Me when I was little. Why would I want a white child to play me? I’m a black American. I’m a black American. I’m proud to be a black American. I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am.  

"That’s like you wanting an oriental person to play you as a child. Does that make sense? Please people, stop believing these horrifying stories,” he said.