Sky Arts pull controversial Michael Jackson show with Joseph Fiennes

The late singer's daughter said the actor's portrayal made her "want to vomit"

Sky Arts pull controversial Michael Jackson show with Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in 'Urban Myths' [Sky Arts]

Sky has said it will not air a TV programme about Michael Jackson after his daughter said she was "incredibly offended" by the portrayal of him.

The episode - part of a series called Urban Myths - had been due to air on Sky Arts.

Sky released a statement on Friday saying they had pulled one episode after concerns were raised by Paris Jackson.

The broadcaster said it "never intended to cause any offence".

The episode told the story of Jackson taking a road trip from New York to Los Angeles with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando after the 9/11 terror attacks.

The statement reads: "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.

"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."

A petition to boycott the half-hour episode had been signed by more than 20,000 people.