Saturday 23 September 2017

Paris Jackson lashes out at magazine interview which describes her childhood as 'a little strange'

Paris Jackson attends the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Paris Jackson attends the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Actor Paris Jackson speaks onstage during the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in LA at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for GLAAD)
Paris Jackson attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)
Honoree Paris Jackson attends the Daily Front Row's 3rd Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Sunset Tower Hotel on April 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Paris Jackson Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Paris Jackson attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Paris Jackson attends the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

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Michael Jackson's daughter Paris has been left "so disappointed" by her introduction in a new magazine cover interview after the writer described her upbringing as "a little strange".

Aspiring model/actress Paris Jackson features on the cover of i-D magazine's autumn issue, and in the accompanying article, she discusses her views on a variety of topics, including feminism and the changing standards of beauty in the fashion world.

The interview was published online on Thursday, but Paris wasn't entirely happy with the piece's opening statements, in which reporter Tish Weinstock recalled her "out of the ordinary" upbringing at the King of Pop's Neverland ranch.

"Up until her father's tragic death in 2009, when she was just 11, Paris and her two brothers had lived a privileged - if sheltered and a little strange - existence," the introduction continued, before touching on her suicide attempts and her addiction issues following the Thriller icon's untimely passing.

Paris Jackson attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NARAS)
Paris Jackson attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NARAS)

Paris, 19, took issue with the opening lines and has since made her feelings known in a post on Twitter.

"The intro is definitely NOT something i gave clearance on... so disappointed. #journalists," she wrote, before explaining why she was including a link to the full article.

"But my answers were LIT (on fire) so i'm sharing it anyway (sic)," she added.

In the chat itself, Paris acknowledges her body and image don't fit the beauty norms, but she has embraced what some may call flaws - and she hopes others do the same.

Actor Paris Jackson speaks onstage during the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in LA at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for GLAAD)
Actor Paris Jackson speaks onstage during the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in LA at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for GLAAD)

"I'm not symmetrical, I'm not a size zero," she said of her figure. "I eat hella (sic) burgers and endless amounts of pizza. I can't fit into a runway sample size of designer clothes, I have scars and stretch marks and acne and I have cellulite. I'm human. Not a dress-up doll. The idea that we all have to fit one idea of beauty is outrageous and ridiculous because 'perfection' is just an opinion."

"Beauty is not measured by numbers, or symmetry, or shapes, or sizes, or colours, or anything like that," she continued. "Beauty, true beauty, should be measured by the soul, the character, integrity, intentions and mindset of a person, what comes out of their mouth. How they behave. Their heart."

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