Michael Jackson is demanding an apology from a magazine which spoofed him in a recent edition.
A spokesman said the star was "furious" at an article in GQ which featured a series of photos featuring a Jackson impersonator.
The photos accompany an article called "Where's Michael?" which documents the writer's quest to find Jackson in Bahrain, where he now lives.
The star also wants the edition pulled from circulation.
In one photograph, a Jackson look-alike sits in a darkened cinema with a row of children.
In a statement Raymone Bain, a spokesman for Jackson, said the singer was: "furious that his image has been used in such a misleading way, and is demanding an apology from the editors of GQ, and its publisher, Conde Nast.
"Mr Jackson is also demanding that the magazines be pulled from newsstands."
Jim Nelson, GQ editor, said: "It is very clear that the pictures in the story are satirical, whether it's a picture of a Michael Jackson imitator sitting in a Bahraini cinema or an image of The Gloved One standing flamboyantly in the desert.
"Mr Jackson may feel that the person in the photographs is an 'impostor', but he is merely an imitator," said Nelson.