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Stacey Dash Applauds White Actor Set To Play Michael Jackson

"BRAVO," Dash said in support of the casting.
Stacey Dash applauds the casting of white actor Joseph Fiennes in the role of Michael Jackson.
Stacey Dash applauds the casting of white actor Joseph Fiennes in the role of Michael Jackson.

Just when you thought Stacey Dash was finished addressing controversial topics, think again.

This time around, the “Clueless” star is offering her two cents on the backlash surrounding the casting of white actor Joseph Fiennes in the role of Michael Jackson in the upcoming half-hour British comedy, "Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon." 

Unsurprisingly, Dash says “BRAVO” to the announcement. “I’m sick and tired of being told ‘Sorry, Stacey, this is a Caucasian-only role,’” Dash wrote on Wednesday in a blog post. “Counterintuitively, this decision by Hollywood -- which looks like a diss to blacks -- is actually what we’ve been saying all along: roles should NOT be based on color... I want to see more of this diversity and thinking outside of the box with the equality that this designation entails -- this is the right track.”

After his casting was announced, Fiennes responded by saying he was just as shocked as the public but also stated, "[Jackson] definitely had an issue -- a pigmentation issue -- and that's something I do believe. He was probably closer to my color than his original color."

Read more of Stacey Dash’s thoughts on Joseph Fiennes’ upcoming role as Michael Jackson here.

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