You would think that if one was the offspring of a world famous celebrity or let’s even go further pop star that most kids would be desperate to become your best friend and be nice to you. Not so, says Paris Jackson, the 14 year old daughter to the deceased pop star (admittedly very eccentric and possibly up to no good with all those child sexual abuse cases) Michael Jackson.
According to a sit down chat with Oprah Winfrey (yes Oprah will always have a sit down chat with you if you are uber famous and have something to get off your chest) Paris Jackson amazes when she tells of the horrors she has to date endured. But then again, I suspect children being subjected to being bullied goes on across all classes and stations of life.
dailymail.co.uk: The youngster said she had no idea why people chose to bully her, and was unsure whether it was because they were jealous when pressed on the issue by the chat show doyen.
However she did say she was weary of people having ulterior motives when they try to be her friend, and that she is not afraid to take action if that is the case.
Well one can take action when they are surrounded by a bundle of bucks, but unfortunately most children don’t have the ability to go on national tv to ridicule their attackers or enough money to hire lawyers or simply move to a new school. Which is exactly what Paris did, as she is now educated via home.
But home school or not, Ms Jackson offers the following pithy remark:
“‘If I feel someone is being fake to me, I will just push away.”
Who hasn’t felt that no matter what school, bank, neighborhood or whatever they come from or work for?
But here’s one comment via the dailymail that caught my eye, perhaps in some ironic way, Paris being bullied has a lot to do with the media and yet perversely here she is now with the media discussing what the media in essence helped orchestrate against her…
– I have a feeling, when you’re rich and beautiful and have options galore (Home schooling, private tutors, bodyguards etc) that bullying does not have the same devastating impact it would have on the average kid. – Cindy , Akron, USA, 11/6/2012 14:26 Excuse me, but how can a bodyguard or money lessen the impact of bullying? This is such an ignorant comment. If so, I think Paris suffers more because the whole world seems to have an opinion about Michael Jackson, even though the majority has never met him in person, yet they feel to have the right to judge him. Paris was told on the internet that it was her fault that her father died because she did not help…. she was told that she is better off without a father… the media have constantly discussed her paternity (which should not even be a topic, whether biological or adopted or not), the media (incl. Oprah) still try to make him look weird, instead of admitting they bullied him and spread lies with no foundation…..
And then there was this comment too via telegraph.co.uk:
Yawn. Oprah, yesterday’s has-been interviewing Jacko’s kid. Who cares? If Oprah wanted to get her groove back she would have asked her the question we all want to know. Is MJ your biological father and are you willing to take a DNA test? Otherwise it’s all blah blah blah. We didn’t learn anything new.