Paris Jackson confirms she is bi and says she has been out ‘for years’
Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris has confirmed that she is bi – and says she has been out since age 14.
The 20-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe made a splash this week after confirming she is into girls.
Asked if she is bi in an Instagram Q&A, Jackson replied: “That’s what you guys call it so I guess, but who needs labels.”
The moment was picked up by media outlets as Jackson “coming out” – but the activist was quick to point out she has been out and proud for years.
She tweeted: “EVERYONE HAS KNOWN FOR YEARS I CAME OUT WHEN I WAS 14 WTF.
“like how many pictures are there with me kissing females?????? jesus i can count pics of at least 4 different girls that were leaked in the past 6 years. WHY IS THIS A THING
“how many times have i publicly referred to the community as ‘my fellow LGBTQ+’? like even on stage.
“i’ve been apart of the community for years. i even mentioned having crushes on girls when i was 8 in a magazine before. i’ve been caught kissing girls in public. this is not news…”
Her comments are similar to those of actress Kristen Stewart, who was widely pictured in public with her girlfriend before she confirmed her sexuality in 2015.
Stewart’s girlfriend was referred to repeatedly as her “gal pal” in tabloids over photos of the pair cuddling and kissing. Stewart eventually confirmed: “Google me, I’m not hiding.”
Jackson also retweeted a post praising her late father for bringing her up in an inclusive environment.
The Twitter user had written: “remember when your father joked with you saying ‘oh, you have a girlfriend!’, you were raised with an open mind and that’s the best thing in the world.”
However she was not willing to divulge any details of her dating life.
Asked if she was seeing Paper Towns actress Cara Delevingne, she shot back: “None of your goddamn business.”
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She tweeted that “Caitlyn’s got my vote”, citing the lack of transgender people in politics.
Jackson added: “I’d rather [Orange is the New Black star] Laverne Cox run for senate but hey beggars can’t be choosers.”
Responding to critics of Jenner’s conservative stance, Jackson added: “I mean I hear the LGBTQ community doesn’t really endorse her, but regardless, having a trans woman in office is still a step forward.”