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A biracial actor has been cast to play young Michael Jackson in a new biopic titled “Michael.”

Juliano Krue Valdi, a 9-year-old newcomer, is cast to play young Michael in his early days in the Jackson 5, according to Variety.

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“When Michael was very young – 11 years old – he astounded the world, possessing the spirit and talent of an adult. He was truly an old soul. He and Juliano have that in common,” said producer Graham King.

“Beyond being a phenomenal young talent, Juliano is deeply inspired by Michael and his music, and has managed to translate that inspiration into a presence and performance that captures the true magic of young Michael Jackson.”

But Michael’s fans on Black Twitter wonder why the producers didn’t cast a Black actor to play young Michael.

One Twitter/X user wrote: “Michael Jackson wasn’t bi racial or a lighter skinned Black American, You people are revising our history right before our eyes.”

Another user wrote: “They couldn’t find a little Black boy. This kid looks mixed.”

And a third person wrote: “So the casting director thought Michael Jackson was that complexion his whole life apparently.”