Paris Jackson Is Black Or Something And Don’t You Forget It

March 7, 2018 | celebrity | Sam Robeson | 0 Comments

 

If this job has taught me anything it’s that no class of people are more marginalized than celebrities, and the definitely 100% African American celeb Paris Jackson has been put through the damn ringer recently. People on the Internet have been photoshopping pictures of the nineteen-year-old Jackson, and in some of the edited images, her skin tone appears lighter than it does in person. For shame, Internet. We might as well have shot the poor thing in the face with such an egregious offense. I mean really. Fuck North Korean work camps. This is the single most important thing facing the world right now:

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 finally happy with it..

Celebrities of color often challenge magazines that lighten their skin, and in the case of actually black celebrities, this is a legitimate concern. But Jackson has the exotic pigmentation of Jesse Eisenberg – no matter how much black face she spackles on in the morning – and this slamming of the h8ers seems like more of a means of cultivating some sort of minority status so coveted by celebs.Rose McGowan now identifies as a potato for God’s sake. I’d stand behind Jackson full-stop if her angle was that she had to witness her father Kevin Spacey-ing toddlers on the merry-go-round. Because that would not be fake news.

 


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