Paris Jackson hits back at body shamers over underarm hair

Words: Elle Griffiths

With everything going on in the world at the moment, you’d be forgiven for thinking that people have more important things to concern themselves with than someone else’s body hair. 

Unfortunately, however, it seems as if that is not the case: earlier this week, 18-year-old Paris Jackson took to Instagram Stories to respond to trolls’ comments about her underarm hair.  

“I didn't realise that people were going to get so upset over my armpit hair,” said Jackson, speaking in a video. “I didn't realise that was such an issue. It is so funny. People are really mad.” 

Refusing to take the abuse seriously, she added: “I wish I could post some of these responses. You can just tell how angry and infuriated these people are...

“I love hair, and sweat, and BO. I f*cking love it, I think it's great. Some people think that it's like super disgusting, especially on girls, but every human body does it. It's natural.”

The teenager finished by telling her trolls to “get over it.'

Jackson recently mentioned her pride in her body hair to Rolling Stone, saying; “It's not a lot, it's really not, but I'm f*cking proud of it. Really proud. And so many people are so mad.”

She also opened up about her previous battles with mental health to the publication, revealing that she had attempted suicide at the age of 15 after suffering from depression and low self-esteem. 

On losing her dad at just 11-years-old, Paris said: "They always say, 'Time heals,' but it really doesn't. You just get used to it. I live life with the mentality of 'OK, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me.’”

“So going forward, anything bad that happens can't be nearly as bad as what happened before. So I can handle it." 

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