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Paris Jackson Opens Up About Being Bullied

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Paris Jackson, one of King Of Pop Michael Jackson’s three children, is starting to give the world a glimpse into her life, and what it’s like to be the kid of one of the most famous people in the world. Not surprisingly, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

Paris says she didn’t understand why her father made her and her siblings wear masks when they were in public with him; they were too young to comprehend their father’s enormous fame and what it could mean for their lives if everyone knew what the children looked like. Now, she says, she understands, and although it hasn’t helped with school bullies, it did help her, Blanket, and Prince have somewhat normal childhoods.

“When we went out without him, we wouldn’t be recognized,” she explained. “He told us that when he was younger, he didn’t really have a childhood. He would always be stuck in the studio singing while the kids were out playing. He wanted us to have that … we had a normal childhood.”

Jackson has famously spoken out against his controlling father in the past, saying he was never allowed to do the things normal kids did once the Jackson Five took off, making them a family full of superstars.

Unfortunately, there’s only so much one can do to protect their kids against the general public, and because the kids are now school age, they are bearing the brunt of their peers’ cruelty, especially since Michael’s death and the rumors swirling around the cause.

Paris says she will push away someone if she feels their friendship is fake, and, like many kids her age, says she’s been the victim of cyber-bullying. But in a rare show of maturity, Paris says she tries not to take it to heart.

“If I feel someone’s being fake to me, I will just push away,” she says. “There are kids at my school that talk so bad behind my back and they don’t think that I can hear them… Sometimes I can hear them, a lot of times my friends will tell me what they say, and I’m like, ‘OK. Cool,’” she said.

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Paris Jackson Opens Up About Being Bullied


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  • Craig

    I will going to miss the KING of SOUL .

  • shelley

    go girl dont let a buch of punks get you down they are just jealos just remember your dad and know that you are loved nothing else maters GOD bless you honey

  • http://yahoo Jim

    Paris it is not your fault that, you were born into a famous family Your father Michael Jackson who made a difference gave a lot and then some to this world. I am a big fan of your father and his music. You hang in there and show no weakness….

  • http://scallywagandvagabond.com scallywag

    The greatest irony of Paris’ interview with Oprah is that she probably wouldn’t have had to contend with all the bullying in the first place had it not been for the media’s obsession with her family. Now here she is turning to the media that helped create the fracas to come clean about it all….

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2012/06/paris-jackson-tells-oprah-winfrey-of-classroom-bully-attacks/

    • http://yahoo Passion

      ths is true, the media can do so much damage to a persons life, thn call it a da`s wrk! Passion

  • Miss M

    Poor Paris, she has’nt even scratched the surface yet. The more she steps out in the public spotlight the harder it will be for her. So many people hated Michael and so for her, she won’t be respected either. Hopefully she has very thick skin!

    • http://yahoo Lly

      Yeah, the public hated MJ because the media & journalist(you know who your are)created and reported lies instead of reporting the truth that ruined MJ’s reputation!What I don’t understand is everyone was & still is focus on MJ, but what about those who did him wrong? Why wasn’t the media,journalist going after those who were at the root of evil?!!

      • http://- MORPHINE

        very well said Lly!!!Respect!!!

    • TK

      You must be a plum fool if you believe that Michael is there father…no matter how much one “BLEACHES” their skin, they are still BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN…!!! Those kids are as white as any snow, with NOT A HINT of AFRICAN AMERICAN IN THEM!!! Now Yes Michael did adopt them…but as far actually believing he fathered those three white kids….you are truly a ignorant, dumb, uneducated, human being…:(.

      • tammie lockhart

        Uh i come from a black father white mother and just as white as paris,so who is who to say because the color of our skin does not make our father whom is black our father! If you’re not updated how mixed children can look then you shouldn’t make a comment like that! Also fyi you could be adopted as well!

  • http://yahoo Passion

    Paris is 14 and their jealous Paris. also for those tht dnt bliv Michael is their father hold ur breath till u get DNA confirmation sick! Passion

  • Joe

    How does someone who is followed by bodyguards get bullied?

    • http://- MORPHINE

      Bullied on internet…it happens to everyone,even to you I’m sure.

  • Ellena Smith

    We should all teach our children to behave well. Remember, their first learning starts at home. As a concerned parent, I also teach my children how to help other kids being bullied by getting help from any available adults that they can run to. I have also installed this very useful and helpful app called safekidzone on their phone just in case they need my help or if I am not available, they can still get some help from our friends and relatives. At the press of the panic button, my child can send a simultaneous alert to me and other friends and relatives, and will be on a conference call with us. And when there’s a real time emergency, the call will be routed automatically to the nearest 911 dispatch their location. Here’s for more information about this app. hope this helps all concerned parents out there! http://safekidzone.com/

  • tammie lockhart

    To paris,society will always have something to say no matter who you are or what you do,they judged jesus christ,so keep screening through them and hold your head up!

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