Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, opened up to Oprah Winfrey for “Oprah’s Next Chapter” regarding bullying that took place when she recently started attending school. Paris was originally home schooled with her brothers Prince, and Blanket. As would be expected from the daughter of a legend, she refused to let her bully win.
“People try, but it doesn’t always work. At school some people try to cyber bully me. they try to get me with words, but that doesn’t really work.”
She wasn’t sure why she was a target, but she did say that she is wary of others and their motives, and doesn’t hesitate to take action when needed.
“If I feel someone is being fake to me, I will just push them away”
She also admitted that when she was growing up, she didn’t understand why her dad would put masks on her and her siblings.
“But I understand it now – why my dad would want our faces to be covered. When we went out without it, we wouldn’t be recognized’ She said.
It’s thanks to Michael that they “had a normal childhood – including trips to the children’s arcade restaurant Chuck E. Cheese’s.
“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”
That explains why Michael never really grew up, and held onto being a child for as long as he could. Although eccentric, Michael was a brilliant musician and clearly did what he could to ensure his children’s lives were rich with love. This shows through in Paris’ interview.
Good job, Michael – you will be missed!