As previously reported, the satirical series tells "true…ish stories" of historical figures, and Jackson's character appears in an episode titled "Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon," depicting a post-9/11 roadtrip allegedly taken by Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando.
A Jackson-themed podcast reached out to the late singer's daughter, Paris Jackson, on Twitter, asking for her thoughts on Fiennes's portrayal of her father and she responded: "I'm so incredibly offended by it, as I'm sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit."
@TheMJCast i'm so incredibly offended by it, as i'm sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit.— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017
She went on to claim that the show was intentionally "insulting," to both Jackson and Taylor (her late godmother), ultimately deeming it a "shameful portrayal."
@TheMJCast it angers me to see how obviously intentional it was for them to be this insulting, not just towards my father, but my godmother liz as well— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017
@TheMJCast where is the respect? they worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. shameful portrayal— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) January 11, 2017
Watch a clip from the controversial performance in the aforementioned trailer below.