Michael Jackson fans harass Paris on his birthday: a sad phenomenon

On what would have been her 65th birthday, Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson sent a message to some of the late singer’s most toxic fans. In a video posted to Instagram on August 29, the 25-year-old revealed that she receives abuse every year on her father’s birthday.

In her video, Paris first explains that Michael didn’t like being the center of attention on his birthday. “He actually didn’t even want us to know when his birthday was because he didn’t want us to have a party or anything like that,” she said, apparently referring to her- even and to his two brothers, Prince, 26 years old, and Bigi Jackson, 21 years old.

Paris claimed this happens every time she doesn’t post a tribute to her late father, but she also explains why his birthday isn’t mentioned. In the clip, Paris explains that when she doesn’t post anything on social media for Michael’s birthday, she receives abusive, even violent, messages from some of her fans. “There have been times when I don’t post anything for my dad’s birthday and people lose their minds,” the singer said. “They tell me to kill myself. And basically, they measure my love for my own father by what I post on Instagram. »

Michael’s daughter has slammed trolls who she says even told her she should ‘kill herself’ and made a suggestion on how her fans can honor her in a way that doesn’t involve d send hatred to his family members. Speaking to the camera again, Paris shares ideas on how fans of Michael can celebrate his birthday in a more positive way. “Now if you’re a superfan of MJ and you want to do something that he would have loved, which is not to celebrate his birthday, my suggestion would be, you know, there are always ways to get involved in the raising awareness about climate change, doing stuff for the environment, animal rights activism, those were things he loved and was very interested in. »

In response to her post, Paris received support from fans and other public figures. Musician Questlove wrote: “This is what’s happening.” Designer Jeremy Scott commented: “TALKING THE TRUTH.” Evan Ross, actor and son of Diana Ross, wrote: “I love you sis.” Many of Michael’s fans also showed their love. “You’d better leave her alone.” Michael wouldn’t want you to say bad things to his kids! True fans know this! » wrote one supporter.

This is not the first time that Paris has denounced cyberbullying. In 2016, when she was 18, she said the hate she received online led to a suicide attempt three years earlier. In her post, Paris, who is a singer, included a clip of herself on stage at a recent gig she performed with bands Incubus and Badflower.

In her video, Paris asks her fans to stop using her father as an excuse to abuse, manipulate and harass her daughter. She explains that on her father’s birthday, fans express their love and affection on social media, and if she doesn’t wish her father a happy birthday through these platforms, some fans react violently.

Paris also points out that Michael didn’t want his birthday to be the center of attention, preferring to focus on causes close to his heart, like climate change awareness and animal rights. She therefore asks her fans to celebrate her birthday in a positive way by getting involved in these causes.