Paris Jackson is appreciative of her legions of fans on social media. She has 2.6 million followers on Instagram.com alone. But she begged some of her followers to stop editing her photos to make her look lighter.
Fans of Michael Jackson's daughter regularly edit her red carpet photos and repost them on their own accounts. Paris asked them to stop making changes to her skin tone when editing and sharing pictures of her on social media.
"i appreciate everything y’all make for me, i enjoy every single edit i see," the 19-year-old tweeted on Tuesday night, "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."
Paris is the daughter of the king of pop's late doctor Arnold Klein and former nurse Debbie Rowe, both of whom are Caucasian.
Michael Jackson asked Rowe to be a surrogate parent for Paris and her older brother Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., 21. The biological parents of Michael's youngest son, Prince Michael Jackson, 16, is unknown.
Paris previously opened up about her ethnicity to Rolling Stone magazine.
"I consider myself black," she said, adding later that her dad (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.' 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," she said. "I've got light skin and, especially since I've had my hair blonde, I look like I was born in Finland or something."
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