The Sun is reporting that Paris Jackson, the teenage daughter of the late King of Pop, is struggling with addiction.
The 17-year-old attempted suicide in 2013, and has since revealed that she is attending AA.
Michael Jackson’s daughter took to social media this week to rant about her AA meetings and the many pressures she feels. Paris compared herself first to her late father — who died of a drug-related overdose in 2009 — and then to other “normal” 17 year-old American girls.
Paris wrote angrily that she will not let “expectations and people ripping her to shreds” get to her like it did Michael.
Paris revealed that she feels pressure to spend a lot of time defending herself on social media, and hinted that this time-consuming and draining task may be compromising her efforts to get well.
“This is f****** ridiculous. I am expected to literally sit on my ass all day replying to comments people leave me (positive and negative)?
The brunette raged that her personal obligations and AA commitments are more important and should take precedence.
“I have AA meeting to go to. Family obligations. PERSONAL obligations.”
She hinted repeatedly that she feels obliged to respond to many of the comments people post on her Instagram. It is not known why Paris feels this way — perhaps the teenager has observed a pattern whereby if people are not thanked for their support they become bitter or turn into critics. Or perhaps the young brunette takes people’s comments to heart and feels she must battle every hater or correct every factual error in every idle comment.
She ranted that “the expectations are f*****g ridiculous.”
“I don’t know any of you. I appreciate the love and support, but the expectations are f*****g ridiculous.
“The expectations for my DAD were f*****g ridiculous. He didn’t owe you anything, yet he was ripped to shreds DAILY. I will not let that happen to me.”
She also wrote “It’s so f*****g selfish that I am literally attacked on ever f*****g thing I post just because people that I DON’T EVEN KNOW aren’t getting what they want.”
The Sun also notes that friends and family are concerned about the teen’s increasingly erratic behaviour. Paris Jackson’s artist account, where she goes by the name “s***tyextraterrestrial,” may also hint that she is feeling persecuted. “Extraterrestrial” hints strongly that Michael Jackson’s daughter feels alienated from mainstream society (the term “alienated” has the root word “alien” or “extraterrestrial”.) “S****y” suggests that the teenager feels not just placed aside, but put down.
The teen came under fire in recent weeks when she was photographed smoking. She took the opportunity to compare herself to other teen girls, arguing that she is doing all right by comparison.
“Sure as hell beats everything else in my past though. This is the least bad thing I could be doing right now. Especially compared to over half the population of 17-year-old girls in this country.”
The Daily Mail reported on Paris Jackson’s suicide attempt in 2013, noting that it came days after she learned that she may not share the same father as brother Prince.
There has long been a scandal and mystery surrounding the paternity of Michael Jackson’s three children.
“Paris has always wanted to believe Michael was her dad, but was aware that wasn’t really the case.
“She was convinced her and Prince were full siblings. She always idolised him. Hearing that she wasn’t started a downward spiral.”
Paris previously believed that she and Prince Jackson were the children of Debbie Rowe and the same unknown man. It 2013 it was alleged that they share the same mother but different fathers.
“The 15-year-old had previously been convinced that she was Prince’s ‘full’ sister.”
Their paternity is still unknown. It has only been confirmed that Paris and Prince may have different fathers.
Many now believe that Prince only, not Paris, is the biological child of Michael Jackson.
As late as October last year Prince Jackson was reportedly wondering if Michael Jackson is his biological father, according to TMZ. The Mirror even reported that Prince was demanding a post-mortem DNA test.
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