Paris Jackson is standing her ground when it comes to her image.
It's 2018, and with the amount of content that passes through our feeds every day, it's difficult to determine the validity of it all. Especially when we all have the means to edit content. That's something Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson, is experiencing now. She took to Twitter to share her disappointment regarding photos that have been circulating online.
"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. i am what i am. i’m aware of what i look like and i finally happy with it.." Despite her light complexion, she still considers herself Black, as revealed in an interview last year.
The teen is biracial, and identifies as Black after conversations with her father. She shared that Michael "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.’" In a subsequent tweet, Paris revealed an unfortunate perception people have of her, "sometimes peeps say i 'don’t look mixed enough to be bi racial.'" Hopefully this call-to-action will halt the alterations that skew the skin she's so proud of.