Michael Jackson's family couldn’t be happier to protect his legacy.
The iconic singer's daughter, Paris Jackson, took to Twitter on Friday express her gratitude after Sky Arts announced its decision to pull its controversial Urban Myths episode, "Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon."
"It's a huge victory. Casting Fiennes made no sense. It was insensitive and wrong," MJ's nephew, T.J. Jackson, said in a statement to ET. "I hope all production companies long into the future take notice and respect who my uncle was. A proud black man who suffered from the skin disease vitiligo."
"Thank you to everyone who made their voices heard. As I said it wasn't comedy, it was mockery with no taste," he added on Twitter. "A great victory for his legacy!"
Thank you to everyone who made their voices heard. As I said it wasn't comedy, it was mockery with no taste. A great victory for his legacy! pic.twitter.com/SfcPqAVguy
Sky Arts confirmed to ET on Friday that its Urban Myths episode about the music icon had officially been cut following backlash from Jackson's family and fans, who criticized the decision to cast a white man, Joseph Fiennes, as the late singer.
"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 Arts' 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."
Paris, T.J., Marlon, and Taj Jackson had all spoken out against the project, slamming the episode as a "disgusting mockery."