Paris Jackson Asks Fans to "Please Stop" Altering Her Skin Tone in Photoshop
"I am what I am," she wrote on Twitter. "I’m aware of what I look like and [I'm] finally happy with it."
It's all fun and Photoshop until you start messing with someone's skin color.
Fashion darling Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe, has asked fans that retouch images of her and repost them on social media to refrain from lightening or darkening her skin tone to make her appear "more white" or "more mixed."
On Tuesday night, the 19-year-old actress and model wrote on Twitter, “I am what I am. I’m aware of what I look like and [I'm] finally happy with it.”
i appreciate everything y’all make for me, i enjoy every single edit i see. but please stop lightening my skin to make me look more white. and please stop darkening my skin to make me look more mixed. i am what i am. i’m aware of what i look like and i finally happy with it..— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) March 7, 2018
Overly Photoshopped and retouched images have long been an issue in the fashion realm. Last year, Kim Kardashian West sparked controversy when some felt that her skin looked darker than normal and accused her of “black face” in a cover shoot for Interview magazine’s September edition and in images for her KKW Beauty launch.
As the new face of Calvin Klein, Jackson reportedly has a seven-figure contract with the fashion house. She also stars with Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo and Joel Edgerton in Nash Edgerton’s action-comedy Gringo, which hits theaters Friday.
Jackson has been known for her activism, speaking out on issues from supporting gun control to opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (in 2016, she got a Standing Rock tattoo on her ankle to show her solidarity with the protests).