Paris Jackson wants her fans to stop photoshopping her skin color!
Photoshopping has always been a common technique used in the world of entertainment, from magazine covers to social media posts; we never know what’s real anymore. Luckily, the days of overly photoshopped photos seem to be coming to an end!
Magazines like Glamour and clothing brands like Aerie have all taken a stand against the editing technique by featuring models and celebrities that are photoshop free. Another big name who has had enough with the edits is the daughter of icon Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson, according to Elle UK.
Paris is speaking out about her own photographs being photoshopped, pleading to her fans who make such edits to stop changing the color of her skin. The 19-year-old, who is the daughter of Michael and Debbie Rowe, is starring in Gringo, the star’s first major film.
Jackson recently sent out a tweet to her followers asking them to stop editing pics of her. Although one would think she’s worried about fans removing imperfections or slimming her down, rather, she’s concerned with them changing the color of her skin to make it either lighter or darker.
“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”, Jackson wrote on Twitter. She continued by saying: “And please stop darkening my skin to make me look more mixed. I am what I am. I am aware of what I look like and I am finally happy with it”.
Jackson has struggled with her identity in the past and has even received backlash from the public after a Rolling Stone issue last year. Jackson spoke with the publication and opened up about her skin color. She noted that although many people consider her to be “white”, she considers herself black.
“Most people that don’t know me call me white”, Paris said to Rolling Stones. “I’ve got light skin and, especially since I’ve had my hair blonde, I look like I was born in Finland or something,” she continued.
We can imagine the struggle of constantly being labeled due to her physical appearance, but we’re glad she recognizes her roots and is standing up for something she feels strongly about.