Paris Jackson Calls People Out For Editing Her Skin Colour In Photos

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Paris Jackson is calling people out for editing the colour of her skin on photos, often lightening it.

The 19-year-old actress, activist and model, who’s the second child and only daughter of the late Michael Jackson, has been in the spotlight since she was born.

During her childhood, Paris’ father would regularly encourage her and her brothers to wear masks when they made public appearances but now, she’s happy to embrace the life of stardom.

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Taking to Twitter, Paris also stated she’s ‘finally happy’ with her appearance and asked people to stop editing her skin colour in pictures of her.

She wrote:

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 [sic].

Paris isn’t the only celebrity to be affected, as many others including Rihanna and Beyonce have been targeted by the offensive and needless editing.

It only takes one quick search through Twitter to find an example of what she’s talking about.

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This image has clearly been edited in an attempt to make Paris’ skin appear lighter, although some fans claim it may have been an accidental side effect of the picture being brightened.

One tweeter argued:

We all love you for who you are. I think sometimes it’s not intentionally done, sometimes after a lot of editing it may or may not affect the skin tone.

But sorry about it. Again we love you for being you and nothing about that will change.

Paris’ tweet, which has so fair received over 10,000 likes, at the time of writing, has been flocked with comments from fans showing their support to the star.

Another user wrote:

You’re beautiful the way you were made! It’s so sad we live in a society where people have to edit things to satisfy their description of what is acceptable to fit into society or what they think society wants to see.

Never change, stand strong! You’re beautiful!

Another message of support said:

Good for you Paris, it’s not what a person looks like outside, it’s inside that counts and if your happy with yourself, then I’m behind you 100 per cent.

Yet one tweeter apologised on behalf of those doing it writing:

I’m so sorry Paris. I’ve never understood why someone would want to change some else’s skin colour.

It’s really upsetting that you even have to point this out.

The model is set to make her big screen acting debut in this year’s upcoming film Gringo.

In the action-comedy crime caper, Jackson plays a young woman called Nelly, who’s trying to help smuggle drugs back into the United States from Mexico.

You can watch the trailer for it here:

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Gringo will be released in UK and US cinemas March 9.


Emily Murray

Emily Murray

Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn't writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.