Paris Jackson goes topless for Life Ball ad to raise awareness for HIV testing
Recently, Paris stormed off a Dior fashion show in France, reportedly over the insensitive usage of fur by the designers and the models
Paris Jackson does not mind shedding off clothes in front of the camera, especially if it's for a worthwhile cause. The Gringo actress recently posted a topless picture of herself on her social media account, raising awareness for HIV/AIDS testing through a new Life Ball advert.
The picture shows the 20-year-old wearing a pair of unbuttoned jeans and her loose hair let down. She captioned the image, “🌍NE #lifeball2018,” which shows her folding her arms to cover up her modesty with one while the other arm rests under her chin.
In addition to all the tattoos that the socialite already has inked on her body, the topless picture shows words like 'resistance', 'survivor' and 'accept' written in black all over her upper body. In addition to the nude picture, Paris also posted a video for the ad campaign.
In her ad, the millionaire daughter of late Michael Jackson said to the camera, "I am, I give, and I refuse to accept love but I am a warrior. I know my story. I know my status."
The actress' post comes only days after she attended an HIV/AIDS fundraiser and presented a LIFE+ Award to the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Malawi Director Joyce Jere onstage. "It was such an honor to share the life ball stage and celebrate the incredible Joyce Jere for the immeasurable difference she is making on the ground in Malawi," Paris wrote on Monday.
She continued, "Through funding from ETAF, the GAIA Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinics, which provide healthcare and HIV testing for people faced with extreme poverty living in rural villages, over 1.5 million patients have been treated free of charge...I'm proud to be apart of this and to do what I can in continuing her work until we reach an AIDS-free generation."
And when she's not supporting causes like HIV and Aids, the young socialite is a firm advocate for animal rights, and a devoted activist when it comes to usage of fur. Recently, Paris stormed off a Dior fashion show in France, reportedly over the insensitive usage of fur by the designers and the models.
According to sources present at the show, Paris decided to walk out of the show because she was not happy to see how the horses were treated on the show. “She was uncomfortable with how the horses were being handled (the whipping sound was loud) so she quietly slipped out,” the source said referring to models who were dressed as rodeos and performed on horses.
“The ladies performing with the horses were riding side-saddle so they had to use a crop to get the horses to go straight and it was pouring rain with no tent. Paris meant no disrespect to the brand. She loved the collection and had a wonderful time in Paris with Dior,” the source added.
She later made her stance clear by posting her statement on Twitter. “To be clear, I did not ‘storm out’ of the show. I quietly got up and walked out trying my hardest to not cause a scene, because I do not support animals being branded and whipped,” she wrote. “Not trying to become enemies in the fashion world in any way, but I will always be myself." She clarified that she was upset to see the use of animal fur in the fashion industry.
"I was not ‘enraged,’ just taken by surprise and a little heartbroken," she wrote. "I have no doubt that all high-end fashion brands will soon switch over to no-fur and anti-animal cruelty, as that seems to be the pattern here. And we should all be very excited about that!"