'Leaving Neverland': Why is the world fixated on Paris Jackson in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson? | Opinion

Why is no one really talking about Prince or Blanket Jackson like they owe an explanation to the world about their late father? 


                            'Leaving Neverland': Why is the world fixated on Paris Jackson in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson? | Opinion

'Leaving Neverland' left behind a trail of controversy after it was aired earlier this year. The bizarre and chilling details about Jackson's alleged pedophilia and sexual abuse led to the reassessment of his legacy, a lawsuit against HBO and a battle for the truth between Jackson's lawyer Mark Geragos and filmmaker Dan Reed.

But what it also did was leave everyone fixated on Michael's daughter Paris Jackson - which begs the question, is she the only child MJ has left behind? Why is no one really talking about Prince Jackson or Blanket Jackson (Bigi) like they owe an explanation to the world about their late father? 

Paris Jackson attends the the Versace fall 2019 fashion show at the American Stock Exchange Building in lower Manhattan on December 02, 2018 in New York City.
Paris Jackson attends the the Versace fall 2019 fashion show at the American Stock Exchange Building in lower Manhattan on December 02, 2018 in New York City.

While Paris' alleged suicide attempt is being debated and commented on, even though she has firmly denied it, both of her brothers aren't obsessively written about or commented on social media.

The world is so obsessed with Paris that when the shocking documentary came out, it seemed like only Paris was expected to defend and explain the accusations.

She kept her silence for a while but after a point, she could no more. She reminded everyone that it wasn't her role to defend him implying that she didn't owe anyone any explanations and rightly so. She's all of 20 stuck in a mess that isn't even of her doing.


 
 
 
 
 
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A recent report on Radar Online claims that Prince has stepped in to help Paris after her alleged suicide attempt that she's firmly denied on social media with a source saying "He wants to act almost like a father figure to Paris right now". The report also claims that Prince, who is just two years elder than Paris has told her that "her behavior is not going to fly anymore." Paris is made to look like a problem child who needs fixing, doesn't she?



 

On Monday, paparazzi photos surfaced that alleged that Paris fell asleep at her wheel while driving, which as it turns out, was her shutting her eyes for a moment to listen to her favorite song, as she clarified on Twitter. Apart from this, there have also been allegations that suggest that she may be into "meth" and that she's refusing to check into rehab after her alleged suicide attempt, according to TMZ's sources.

We don't hear these stories about her brothers so why is Paris the center of all this distasteful attention? Her brothers come from the same family, they all share the same dad and at some point, shared the same amount of $8 million allowances a year. Why is she so easy to sensationalize even though all three of them are around the same age group with Prince being 22, Bigi being 17 and Paris, 20? It is definite, why the way the world has always looked at her - the daughter of arguably one of the greatest stars to ever live, always in a mask when she was younger, dehumanized and filthy rich.



 

While Prince and Bigi were also just as mysterious, they didn't rip off the mask as Paris did and that is perhaps why she will also be the center of attention. She's been open about her battles with depression, alcoholism, anxiety, self-hatred and self-harm in interviews and has allowed herself to be vulnerable. But if you take a look at her public image, she's seen as a brat who made out with Cara Delevigne, partied at West Hollywood's Hyde Sunset like there's no tomorrow and smoked weed on Instagram. She shocks people with who she is, making her a perfect target of the tabloids.


 
 
 
 
 
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She doesn't back down from a fight. Every time someone's accused her of something, she's always clapped back. Be it rumors about her being a raver or about her keeping her silence about her dead father. She's reactive and has a say, giving tabloids enough material to go on about one after the other. But while she's the center of attention, there's one thing worth saying - for someone in her position, she's doing a damn good job of keeping her sanity.