After receiving an overwhelming amount of backlash, Sky Art has announced they are scrapping the “Urban Myths” episode with Joseph Fiennes‘ disrespectful portrayal of Michael Jackson.
“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,” Sky’s statement read. “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.”
Smooth move, Ex-Lax!