Paris Jackson to Wendy Williams: Why Are You So Obsessed With Me?
Update: Jan. 27, 1:30 p.m. PT: Paris Jackson is having none of Wendy Williams' controversy right now.
On Twitter, she let reporters know that she, her manager and her mom would not be answering any questions about Williams' assessment of her racial identity.
And in response to an article about Williams' comments, Jackson fired back, "she seems to think about the family a lot considering she makes all these claims about us. why are we on her mind so often?"
Apparently, Wendy Williams is now the person who gets to decide everyone's race, regardless of things like their own heritage.
On her show, Williams mocked Paris Jackson, who covers this month's issue of Rolling Stone, for saying she's black.
"By the way, she considers herself black, period. She’s not going to address this again. She was raised black. Her father would constantly remind her of what it means to be black and proud and so don’t ask her again," Williams said. "I get that she considers herself black and everything, but I'm just talking about the visual because, you know … black is not what you call yourself, it’s what the cops see you when they got steel to your neck on the turnpike. It’s what they see."
That's fine — that's just her opinion. But then she had to get all condescending about it, adding, "But that’s cute, and good for her."
Um, Wendy? Her father is one of the most famous and iconic black singers of all time? Pretty sure that means Jackson can identify as a woman of color, and nobody should be able to tell her if that's right or wrong.
In the magazine, Jackson described how she came to the decision to consider herself black even though her mother, Debbie Rowe, is white.
"I consider myself black," she said, adding that her father "would look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, ‘You’re black. Be proud of your roots.’ And I’d be like, ‘OK, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’ So I just believe what he told me. ‘Cause, to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me."
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