Paris Jackson is tired of meeting the expectations of others and has let it be known via Instagram that she owes the world nothing. The teen is feeling the pressure of having thousands of Instagram followers and disclosed exactly what’s she feeling.
The posts have now been deleted, but included some of Jackson’s genuine thoughts and concerns, noted ET Online.
“This is f***king ridiculous. I am expected to literally sit on my ass all day replying to comments people leave me (positive and negative)? I have AA meetings to go to. Family obligations. PERSONAL obligations. It’s so f***ing selfish that I am literally attacked on every f***ing thing I post just because people that I DON’T EVEN KNOW aren’t getting what they want. I don’t know any of you. I appreciate the love and support, but the expectations are f***ing ridiculous. The expectations for my DAD were f***ing ridiculous. He didn’t owe you anything, yet he was ripped to shreds DAILY. I will not let that happen to me.”
Tell ’em, girl! Paris Jackson lasheed out at her critics on social media: “The expectations are f—king ridiculous.” https://t.co/ajko3uV51x
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 6, 2016
Just a few years ago, Paris, now nearly 18, was suicidal and was sent to a residential facility/school to get the help she needed. She was subjected to online bullying, like many other teens, but the brand of cyber bullying used against her not only included mean girl comments but hateful words about her late father, the King of Pop.
Jackson is expressing a lot of frustration in the above quote, but she also is saying she feels supported by those who show her love and consideration. Out of all Michael’s children, it seemed that Paris was the most fragile and had a more difficult time adjusting after his death. The oldest Prince Michael has graduated high school and is now in college. The youngest, formerly known as Blanket, changed his nickname to Bigi after being bullied, is now 13, and attending a new school, where, reportedly, he and his name are respected.
For a long time, Paris was absent from social media, and her last tweet indicated the young lady was in emotional turmoil.
yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
now it looks as though they’re here to stay
— Paris Jacksoη (@ParisJackson) June 5, 2013
This was almost three years ago. Now Paris has opened up on Instagram, and it seems that at least some of her followers expect her to respond to their comments. Well, Paris responded, but it probably isn’t what some expected.
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) February 5, 2016
In two Instagram posts that have since been deleted, Jackson also talked about what it has been like since changing her account from private to public.
“People have been ramming me since I unclicked the privacy button. I’m just not taking anymore.”
In another post, Jackson shared that at age 14, she deleted every comment by hand, because people’s unkind words drove her to suicidal thoughts. Now she is almost legally an adult and is speaking out, which is commendable.
Recently, Paris was in a relationship with soccer player, Chester Castellaw, noted The Sun. There had been talk of an engagement, and possibly, marriage when she becomes of legal age this year. However, the relationship has now ended. Chester had the approval of co-guardian, Uncle TJ, son of Tito Jackson, who said, “No one’s perfect, but he’s a good boy, so I approve of him. He treats her well. She’s happy.” However, Jackson and Castellaw broke up earlier this year.
Challenging as it is growing up in the public eye, and not being able to experience growing pains privately, Paris Jackson is finding her voice, and although some may not like the tone or manner, she is expressing herself rather than holding everything inside. Another option that might be good for Paris is no social media or returning to private mode.
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