Sky Pulls Controversial Urban Myths Episode


Sky has announced that it will not air an upcoming episode of Urban Myths that has Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson. The announcement came after the release of a trailer for the series showed Fiennes as the King of Pop was released and received a huge backlash from the Jackson family. The official statement reads:

We have taken the decision not to broadcast 'Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,' a half-hour episode from the Sky Arts 'Urban Myths' series, in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson's immediate family. We set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offence. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.

The half-hour episode centered on Jackson taking a cross country trip to L.A. with Elizabeth Taylor (Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (Brian Cox) after the attack on 9/11. An example of another episode in the anthology series that will air has Cary Grant (Ben Chaplin) and Dr. Timothy Leary (Aidan Gillen) doing LSD together.

You have to wonder just who at some point thought any of this was a good idea.

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Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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