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Michael Jackson’s Only Daughter Paris Identifies As A Black Woman

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Michael Jackson’s Only Daughter Paris Identifies As A Black Woman

Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late, great pop music star Michael Jackson, said lately that she considers herself to be a black woman even though she is mixed-race.

“I consider myself black,” Paris declares, honoring her father’s lineage and traditions, both musically and physically, adding that her father would have wanted her to “be proud of her roots.”

Paris Jackson is an American actress, model, and singer who was born on April 3, 1998. Her parents are Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe.

Newly arrived members of the Jackson family, Paris, 25, and her two brothers Bigi, 22, and Prince, 27, came into the spotlight, attracting a large number of admirers who wanted to know everything there was to know about them.

The Billie Jean singer used masks, veils, and blankets (for Bigi) to shield his kids from curious onlookers when they were younger.

Jackson’s security described the three children to People in 2007 as “well-mannered, well-behaved kids…They are really level-headed…They were Michael’s first priority.”

But when their father passed away in 2009, the children’s shield was lifted, and they were thrust into the spotlight on their own, becoming easy pickings for the paparazzi.

And it caused post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Paris. She said, “I experience audio hallucinations, sometimes, with camera clicks and severe paranoia and have been going to therapy for a lot of things, but that included.”

At the age of 15, the young woman acknowledged that she had made “multiple” attempts at suicide. In 2019, she checked herself into a rehab facility.

She said: “It was just self-hatred…Low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore.”

‘She is who my dad is’

She explains that Prince Michael Jackson, her older brother, has had a significant influence on her today, saying, “He’s everything to me, you know?” Regarding her relationship with Prince, she said to People in 2020, “I’ve always looked up to him and always wanted his approval and everything, and wanted to be more like him.”

Prince asserts that his younger sister is more like their father, though. “Basically, as a person, she is who my dad is. The only thing that’s different would be her age and her gender.”

He continues by saying that his younger sister is similar to her father “in all of her strengths, and almost all of her weaknesses as well. She’s very passionate.”

She has walked the catwalk for high-end labels like Chanel and is the lead singer and guitarist for the band The Soundflowers. In addition to her intense dedication for her work, she is dedicated to carrying on her father’s legacy.

“Everyone in my family does music. I mean, I’m a Jackson,” she said in 2020. “It makes sense that I’m a musician but like, a Jackson doing folk indie?”

All about the race

She shares a racial bond with her late father.

The hitmaker, who was African-American and had a darker complexion in his younger years, was said to have suffered Vitiligo, a condition that alters skin color, whereas the Beat It singer had fair skin later in life.

Throughout his career, Jackson’s look has been the subject of much suspicion, although he has consistently denied bleaching his skin.

The Thriller actor said in a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey that his skin’s depigmentation was caused by vitiligo and that his nose operation was the only cosmetic procedure he has done.

“I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am,” Jackson told Winfrey at the time.

Paris claims to identify as black, keeping in mind her dad’s African-American ancestry.

Paris stated that she “considers [herself] black” and that “[Michael] would look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, ‘You’re black,'” when discussing the situation with Rolling Stone magazine in 2017. “Be proud of your roots,” he’d say.

She talks about her lighter skin and says that many people think she’s from “Finland or something,” she adds, “And I’d be like, ‘okay, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’ So I just believe what he told me. [Because], to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me.”

Not surprise, she faced considerable backlash after her statement of race was made public. “I get that she considers herself black and everything, but I’m just talking about the visual because you know…black is not what you call yourself, it’s what the cops see you when they got steel to your neck on the turnpike,” said a very outspoken talk show host mockingly of Jackson’s only daughter for identifying as a black woman.

She adds: “It’s what they see. But that’s cute and good for her.”

What do you think about Paris Jackson identifying as a black woman in order to carry on her father’s legacy?

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