Paris Jackson Opens Up To Oprah About Being Bullied

Paris Jackson

By Zachary Swickey

Michael Jackson’s beautiful 14-year-old daughter, Paris, has admitted that she is bullied in school.

In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey on her OWN program “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” Paris explained, “People try, but it doesn’t always work. At school and some people try to cyber bully me. They try to get to me with words, but that doesn’t really work.”

Paris admits being the King of Pop’s daughter has made it tough for her to make friends and she has to be weary of their possible ulterior motives. “If I feel someone is being fake to me, I will just push away,” she told Oprah.

Paris even talked about the surgical masks her father would make her and her brothers wear whenever appearing in public. She admitted being as perplexed as we were at the time, but age has given her some perspective on what her father was trying to do and it makes sense now.

“I understand it now – why my dad would want our faces to be covered. When we went out without him we wouldn’t be recognized,” she explained.

Paris said such precautions are the reason she had a “normal childhood, including trips to the children’s arcade and restaurant Chuck E. Cheese’s.”

“He told us that when he was younger he didn’t really have a childhood,” she revealed of her famous father. “He would always be stuck in the studio singing while the kids were out playing. He wanted us to have that.”

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Read on for more from the interview, including Paris’ favorite memories of her dad!

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