Michael Jackson‘s daughter Paris has responded to criti-cism she’s faced for saying that she “considers herself black” in a new interview. Paris Jackson, 18, is the late star’s only daughter with second wife Debbie Rowe. Paris was 11 years old when Jackson depart in 2009. Speaking to Rolling Stone in her first-ever in-depth interview, Paris opened up about race, among other topics, saying: “I consider myself black,” before adding that her father “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, ‘OK, 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.”
“Most people that don’t know me call me white,” Paris added. “I’ve got light skin and, especially since I’ve had my hair blond, I look like I was born in Finland or something.” US talk show host Wendy Williams responded negatively to Paris’ comments, saying on air: “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. It’s what they see. But that’s cute and good for her.” Watch in the video below, at the 3.43 mark.
Paris Jackson has responded to Williams’ crit-icism on Twitter, saying in a later-deleted comment that Williams “didn’t birth me so.” She then added: “She seems to think about the family a lot considering she makes all these claims about us. why are we on her mind so often”. Elsewhere in her Rolling Stone interview, Paris Jackson said that she’s “absolutely” convinced that her father was eliminate, saying: “He would drop hints about people being out to get him. And at some point he was like, ‘They’re gonna k-ll me one day’. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like b-ls-hit, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup.
On her quest for justice, she added: “It’s a chess game. And I am trying to play the chess game the right way. And that’s all I can say about that right now.”
Chante Franco – Paris is damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t. If she had said she DIDN’T consider herself Black Wendy and everyone else would have been up in arms. I mean, damn. SMH
jm m – Wendy is so shady, its pathetic. Paris Jackson is a teenager, so no, she hasnt made any music yet!?!! Maybe the magazine respects her father? Paris is finding her voice!
Perlita Habanera – I feel for Michael and for the kids. She said she was at 14 by a complete stranger, and she didn’t tell anyone, why? and? where were the body guards? I think that is more important than her race, the name of the magazine or should be in the cover.
Joana Rodriguez – She identifies with black people because she was being raised by her black family. Obviously she knows her skin color is white. I don’t think she is denying that. She is just simply saying she was raised in a black family (grandma, uncles, cousins etc) so she is black too. There is nothing wrong with embracing a culture that gave you love.
Stop making her feel like she has to choose one vs the other.
Darima2 – I read the Paris Jackson article yesterday and I was surprised at how candid she was. She talked about being really being crazy a few years ago. It doesnt shock me that the whole family thinks he was eliminate. What was more surprising to me is that she revealed that MJ struggled with depr-ession. And also that she considers herself black! She said he would tell them you’re black, be proud of who you are. She looks so much like an early Madonna , its sc-ary. She really is strikingly beautiful.