Paris Jackson attacks the media for the awful way they handled her coming out story
Us voyeuristic souls are always ready to pounce on any piece of tabloid gossip that comes our way, regardless of whether it's about a celebrity we admire, or one whose lip fillers are to blame for months of us disastrously overdrawing our own.
In the majority of cases, however, the truth is left by the wayside in favour of a story which is sure to tick the important boxes - entertainment and controversy. Case in point: Paris Jackson has slammed the media for the way they covered her "coming out" story.
The 20-year-old daughter of the late pop-icon, Michael Jackson, took to her Instagram Stories last weekend to remind people that she doesn't want her sexuality labelled.
When a fan asked Paris whether she was bisexual, the model and activist confirmed that she is, indeed, attracted to more than one gender. "That’s what you guys call it so i guess but who needs labels," she wrote. "I came out when i was 14. I’ve referred to the community as ‘my fellow LGBTQ+’ on stage before. I’ve talked about having a crush on girls when I was 8 in my Rolling Stone article. There are pictures of me kissing girls online. Why are people just now saying this is news?"
But Paris didn't just finish there, she took to her Instagram Stories once more to elaborate on how she perceives her sexuality. "And I'm not "bisexual" I just love people for people. I don't label myself so please don't label me. Thank you!" she stated.
Naturally, the people of the internet were all for Paris's transparency. "Slow news day? I keep seeing headlines about @ParisJackson’s sexuality. However, if you followed her or just did any research this isn’t new. She’s been open about it for years & has been photographed with men and women. Outlets need to do some quick research before posting," one Twitter user wrote, while another addressed Paris directly, sayng: "You do not need to clarify anything, we know that you are transparent, true to yourself, and we admire you for that, you are an example for all of us, you have a heart like your father's."
Paris has previously been linked to British model and actress, Cara Delevingne. The pair have shared photos of themselves together in bed, and according to a source, "They’re both really into their music and have been spending nights singing and jamming on the guitar."
"It’s early days, and Cara doesn’t really have time for a proper relationship due to her non-stop filming commitments with Carnival Row, but there’s no denying there’s a spark," the insider continued.
Cara has been open about the fact that her sexuality is fluid, and ever-evolving. Speaking to British Vogue back in 2016, she disclosed "As a child I used gay as a bad word, as in, 'That's so gay.' All my friends did. [My parents] have been so, so supportive. I'm obviously in love, so if people want to say I'm gay, that's great. But we're all liquid - we change, we grow."
Well, good on Paris for refusing to allow the press to define her sexuality!