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Written by on October 11, 2023

The eldest of the Jackson siblings, Paris has released a statement saying that she identifies as a black woman.

The actress, model and singer addressed her ethnicity after some people labeled her as ‘white’.

Born to parents Debbie Rowe and Billie Jean hitmaker Michael in 1998, and has gone on to follow in her father’s musical footsteps.

Paris Jackson is the eldest of Michael Jackson’s three kids. Credit: Gary Miller/WireImage











Discussing the matter with Rolling Stone magazine in 2017, Paris said that she ‘considers [herself] Black’, saying: “[Michael] would look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, ‘You’re black. Be proud of your roots.’

“And I’d be like, ‘OK, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’ So I just believe what he told me. ‘Cause, to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me.”

Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson pose at The MJ, The Michael Jackson Musical Celebrates the 2021-2022 Broadway Season at Tavern on The Green on May 11, 2022 in New York City. (Image: Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)









Paris also addressed her lighter skin and noted that many people who don’t know her say presume that she’s white as she looks as if she is ‘from Finland or something’.

Michael Jackson was said to have Vitiligo, which caused the pigmentation in his skin to go lighter as he got older.

Taking his African-American heritage in mind, his daughter Paris says she identifies as Black.

Michael Jackson pictured with two of his children. Credit: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images











Just like her father, Paris continues to face criticism regarding her complexion and ethnicity.


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