Paris Jackson shuts down the critics who left snide comments about her body hair on social media.
Jackson, 25, posted on Wednesday A Video on Instagram in honor of her late pop star father, Michael Jackson, who died in 2009 at the age of 50 after suffering cardiac arrest caused by a deadly combination of drugs given to him by his personal physician.
“Please do not use a man you have never met as an excuse to abuse, manipulate and harass his daughter (whom you have also never met),” she captioned the post, explaining why she did it does not always post something about her father on his birthday.
In the clip, Jackson begins her message by recalling how her father, who would have turned 65 on August 29, balked at celebrating his birthday. She then starts casually tying her hair up in a messy bun. While quickly styling her hair, she raises her arms and reveals her armpit hair.
Some fans reacted to her tribute to the King of Pop with tenderness, while others took the opportunity to complain that she was unshaven.
“You made this whole video just to show you don’t shave your armpits,” one person wrote in the comments section.
Another said: “Shaving your arms is a form of cleanliness.”
Just hours after her Instagram post, Jackson fired on her critics on X, formerly known as Twitter, for her rude comments.
“I didn’t tie my hair back to show off my armpit hair,” she said tweeted. “I haven’t shaved it for years and forgot it’s there all the time. Overcome yourself.”
She added, “…I pulled my hair up to show my jaw for glass cutting.”
After Jackson alerted her haters to X, many fans sprung to support the “Thriller” artist’s daughter.
“I love your hair…” commented one of her more than 1 million followers. “Even though I shave, we women are destined to have armpit hair, but that’s for a reason. If not, we wouldn’t have it. Oh, the things that affect us as we grow up, that we see the natural as weird and gross. Oh well. You rock!”
Another wrote: “You are fine just the way you are! Keep it up! Dad will be proud.”
“If it’s not one, it’s the other,” commented another. “You didn’t have to explain yourself at first, but people just love to embrace and talk about things that don’t even concern them.”
Jackson, that too shouted Her Grammy-winning father took to social media in June to mark Father’s Day about the criticism she has faced for celebrating his birthday in the past.
“Today is my father’s birthday and when he was alive he hated anyone who would take note of his birthday, wish him a happy birthday, celebrate it, nothing like that. He actually didn’t even want us to know when his birthday was because he didn’t want us to like having a party or anything,” she began.
Jackson is the middle of the singer-songwriter’s three children. She has an older brother, Prince, 26, and a younger brother, Blanket “Bigi”, 21.
“Apparently, if you don’t wish someone a happy birthday on social media, it means you don’t love them and don’t care about them,” the model continued, noting that she always talks about her dad’s birthday posts birthday, “people are losing their damn minds.”
She added, “They tell me to kill myself and they basically measure my love for my own dad by what I post on Instagram.”