Paris Jackson has taken to Twitter to politely ask people to stop changing the colour of her skin in photos posted on social media channels.
Paris Jackson truly appreciates the support she receives from her fans around the world, but she has one important request for them: stop altering the colour of her skin in photos.
Jackson, the daughter of Debbie Rowe and the late Michael Jackson, regularly shares photos of her from fans on Instagram stories, but she’s had enough of people changing her skin to be “more white” or “more mixed” in snaps.
Which is why the Gringo actress has taken to Twitter to politely ask her fans to refrain from doing so again in the near future.
“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,” Jackson posted. “I am what I am. I’m aware of what I look like and I [am] finally happy with it.”
In an interview last year with Rolling Stone, Jackson spoke about her mixed race identity, saying that she considers herself to be black.
“I consider myself black,” Jackson said, adding that her dad “would look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, ‘You’re black. Be proud of your roots.’ And I’d be like, ‘Okay, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’ So, I just believe what he told me, ‘cause, to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me.”
But the Chanel model did admit to understanding people’s confusion, explaining, “Most people that don’t know me call me white. I’ve got light skin and, especially since I’ve had my hair blonde, I look like I was born in Finland or something.”
It’s not the first time Jackson has called out people on social media for unacceptable behaviour towards her appearance. Last year, Jackson posted a photo of herself with underarm hair (we know, the horror) and some people left comments saying it was unacceptable for a women to not shave her underarms.
“I love hair, and sweat, and BO. I f**king love it, I think it’s great,” Jackson replied. “Some people think that it’s like super disgusting, especially on girls, but every human body does it. It’s natural.”
Never change, Jackson.
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