Sunday, May 26, 2024

Paris Jackson, 17, Returns to Social Media: “As a female, I am reckless and a rebel”


Paris Jackson is back on Twitter. It will be two years ago on June 4th that Michael Jackson’s then 15 year old daughter posted an ominous message after a series of undetected warnings that her jaunty, prodigious messages were a facade for a troubled teen. There were rumors that she tried to commit suicide. Paris was packed off to private school in Utah.

At the time, her Twitter account had ballooned up to 1.24 million followers. Many of them had joined up two years earlier when Paris led the public movement to find her grandmother and guardian, Katherine Jackson, whom she feared had been “kidnapped” by Michael’s siblings. Paris was precocious so when she posted a sad quote from Paul McCartney’s “Yesterday” no one took notice that something was wrong.

But now Paris is back. She came back on February 11th, with a new unverified account and handle. She’s grown up into a beautiful young woman. She’s smart, and savvy. At the time she was sent to boarding school, Paris had lined up a Hollywood agent and made a deal to voice an animated movie. For age 14, she was a little out of control. Now her Twitter and Facebook accounts indicate that she knows what she’s doing, and taking it slow. She “only” has 300 followers. Smart. She does seem obsessed with her boyfriend, who is older, calling him her “hubby.” Take it slow, Paris.

Here’s what she wrote back on Feb 11th. Cool:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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