Daytime talk show queen Wendy Williams taunted Michael Jackson's troubled daughter, Paris Jackson, after the 18-year-old told Rolling Stone magazine she is black.
Paris told the magazine that her late father told her she was black.
"I consider myself black," said Paris, who added 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.”
Wendy Williams, who is black, took offense at the youngster misappropriating the black race, saying, “By the way, she considers herself black, period. She’s not going to address this again. She was raised black. Her father would constantly remind her of what it means to be black and proud and so don’t ask her again,” Williams said. "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.”
Paris' mother is Debbie Rowe, a nurse and longtime friend of Michael's.
Paris' father is rumored to be Michael's doctor Arnie Klein, who died in 2015.
Both of Paris' biological parents are Caucasian.