‘It don’t matter if you’re black or white…’ her famous father sang. However, Paris Jackson, does care about how her skin tone is either being darkened or whitened by fans, according to how they choose to view her.
Daughter of the legendary pop star Michael Jackson, Paris has had to come out and tell fans to stop what they are doing. The 19-year-old actress took to Twitter to request her followers to stop editing her skin colour.
She wrote, “I appreciate everything y’all make for me. I enjoy every single edit I see. But please stop lightening my skin to make me look more white.” She added, “And please stop darkening my skin to make me look more mixed. I am what I am. I’m aware of what I look like and I [am] finally happy with it.”
i appreciate everything y’all make for me, i enjoy every single edit i see. but please stop lightening my skin to make me look more white. and please stop darkening my skin to make me look more mixed. i am what i am. i’m aware of what i look like and i finally happy with it..
— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) March 7, 2018
Last year, Paris, whose parents are the late Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe, had spoken about her racial identity. She had stated, “I consider myself black.” Apparently, her father would look her in the eye, point his finger at her and tell her, ‘You’re black. Be proud of your roots.’ “And I’d be like, ‘Okay, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’” she explained.
Paris also pointed out that most people who don’t know her, call her white. “I’ve got light skin and, especially since I’ve had my hair blond, I look like I was born in Finland or something.”
Paris makes her film debut alongside Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo, with Gringo which releases today, March 9. She has revealed a few faves and peeves during recent interviews, such as that…
Her favourite Instagram account is @NASA.
She finds herself “too facially expressive”.
The last time she was nervous was when she met Paul McCartney.
She can’t stand someone “questioning my integrity or honesty”.
And that though people tell her she looks irritated 24/7, “in reality, it’s only 50% of the time!”
Her real weakness is “Kind eyes” while her go-to mantra is “What would Ooogway do?” (She highly recommends watching Kung Fu Panda!)
“Intuition” is her best trait, and her worst – “The stereotypical Aries cons — feisty, impulsive, stubborn.”
Don’t you just love her already!