On Tuesday (March 6), Paris Jackson took to Twitter to request her fans to not edit her photos in order to change the color of her skin. Paris insisted that after all the years she has learned to accept her body for what it is and expects the same form others.
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Paris is one among the many celebrities who have been a victim of the bizarre social media trend where the social media users edit the images of the celebrities in order to change the color of their skin. However, Paris is among the first ones who have come forward to publicly address this issue.
After coming across a picture in which her skin color was changed and made a stark white, Paris immediately jotted down a heartfelt message to her followers and 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'm finally happy with it..." After Paris posted this tweet, she soon got a pool of positive response from all her fans. However, one fan tried to explain why the editing might have happened in the first place.
"We all love you for who you are. I think sometimes it's not intentionally done," the fan wrote. "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."
While another wrote, "I'm so sorry Paris. I have never understood why someone would want to change some else’s skin color. it’s really upsetting that you even have to point this out." Another user spoke about how Paris is perfect the way she is and it is unfortunate that we live in a society where things such as this take place.
"Your 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!," the tweet read.
Meanwhile, there was another user who wanted to understand what Paris meant when she wrote "mixed". to which she responded, "Sometimes peeps say I don't look mixed enough to be bi-racial." One could believe that this particular incident seemed to trigger Paris because of her father Michael Jackson too was a victim of people questioning him regarding his skin color.
This is not the first time that Paris has spoken out against the internet trolls. Previously, she was criticized for sharding pictures where she posed nude. People were not happy with it and questioned the woman she had grown to be. In response to that Paris wrote, "Nudity started as a movement for ‘going back to nature’, ‘expressing freedom’, ‘being healthier’ and was even called a philosophy. [B]eing naked is part of what makes us human. For me, it helps me feel more connected to mama Gaia."
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