Paris Jackson under fire for her 'insensitive' tweet in wake of the Texas church massacre
After the Texas Chruch massacre took place that left 26 people dead and more than 20 people injured, Paris Jackson tweeted something that drew the ire of people as they thought it was 'insensitive'. However, the actress later came forward with another tweet where she clarified why she actually wrote that tweet.
The Texas Chruch Massacre shook the USA yet again and while many celebrities came forward to convey their condolences through their tweets, one particular tweet by Paris Jackson left people angry.
Her tweet read, "why the f**k do people keep dying". People were quick to respond to the tweet with angry comments and called her statement 'insensitive'. However, Paris came forward with yet another tweet where she revealed that she hadn't been aware of the Texas shooting when she tweeted that.
whoa just now hearing about texas, & realized how insensitive to the families my last tweet must seem.. to clarify, that was about a friend— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) November 6, 2017
The Texas shooting left 26 people dead and more than 20 people were wounded during the incident. Jackson's second tweet read, "whoa just now hearing about Texas, & realized how insensitive to the families my last tweet must seem.. to clarify, that was about a friend."
my heart is with everyone affected and in pain during this tragic time— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) November 6, 2017
Jackson tried to clarify that her tweet was not directed towards the victims of the massacre and that she was deeply saddened by the incident. She showed her sympathy towards those who were affected and wrote, "my heart is with everyone affected and in pain during this tragic time."
While she was quick to clarify her intentions, Jackson is known to be upfront and honest with her views on social issues. Previously, at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, she had been asked to present the award for the best pop song, but the actress did so only after she addressed the political issue that had been prevailing at that time.
The speech was directed towards the clash between protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia that left demonstrator Heather Heyer dead. Jackson left no room for confusion as she made it clear that she believed one could fight racism if everyone came together.
She said, "You know, if we were all to put our voices together, do you know the difference we could make? If we were to stand up all united as one, our impact it would be ‘huge.’ It would be ‘huge.’ Believe me, ‘huge.’ And that’s not fake news."
“So, let’s leave here tonight remembering that we must show these Nazi, white supremacist jerks in Charlottesville and all over the country … We have zero tolerance for their violence, their hatred, and their discrimination. We must resist," she continued.
After Jackson finished her speech, the audience erupted in applause and agreed with her. Meanwhile, Jackson has also shown her support towards AIDS research and is an ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
In an interview with People, the actress revealed that she has always been inspired by Elizabeth Taylor and the courage the actress had to fight social injustice. Jackson refers to Taylor as 'a real badass' and sincerely believes that anything is possible if one puts their heart and mind into it.
"It’s very rare that you see someone with that kind of influence really use their platform for something so important," Jackson said about Taylor. "Her story is an example of how one person can have such a profound and positive effect on the whole of humanity," she added.
Previously, in an interview with Daily Telegraph, she said that she was trying to have a more 'optimistic outlook' on the country's current situation' and that 'it's also not productive' to be driven 'by fear, anger or resentment,' as her activism is 'about being ruled by love.'
Jackson has also slammed critics who have often body shamed her and has spoken about beauty, embracing nudity, and different body sizes on multiple occasions.
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