Paris Jackson Admits She Felt Excluded From Her Family After Coming Out
Pop icon Michael Jackson’s musician daughter Paris Jackson recently opened up about her sexuality and how her family reacted to her coming out during an appearance on Red Table Talk, and apparently, she felt alone since her family was religious and now came to an acceptance as well as mutual respect.
Being the daughter of one of the most famous musicians in the whole world, Paris Jackson grew up under the spotlight from a very young age, therefore, every move she made during her personal life, as well as her career, have been heavily criticized and looked at with a microscope which affected her psychology and mental health in the long run.
Due to the fact that Paris Jackson’s life has always been a matter of curiosity, her sexuality, and sexual identity have been a hot topic during her appearances and interviews pretty much every time. During her new ‘Unfiltered: Paris Jackson & Gabriel Glenn,’ series last year, Jackson stated that her sexuality which often stated to be bisexual was figured out by her father, Michael Jackson before she realized it.
There’s no doubt that Paris Jackson is widely known for her relationships with other celebrity women such as supermodel Cara Delevigne with whom she had an on and off relationship, however, an endless affection between the two is always visible as they even got matching tattoos together. While many people may assume coming from a famous family can contribute to her comfort when it comes to sexuality, Paris recently revealed that it’s the otherwise.
During a recent interview, the daughter of Michael Jackson revealed that homosexuality was taboo in her religious family, therefore, her coming out as a bisexual and having same-sex affairs has been hard for her. Despite not being understood in her family, she found comfort in respecting their beliefs and culture in order to live without feeling lonely.
During an appearance on Red Table Talk, Paris said:
“My family is very religious and homosexuality is just very taboo so they don’t like to talk about it, it’s not very accepted. But I’ve gotten to a point where I respect them and I have a love for them, I respect their beliefs, I respect religion. Right now, I’m at a point where it’s like, to expect them to put aside their culture and their religion. Expectations to me lead to resentments and what people think of me isn’t my business. But there were moments where it was really hard, you feel alone, you feel excluded.”
Despite she experienced hard times as she came out of the closet for the first time on top of feeling lonely surrounded by religious family members, Paris Jackson stated that her brothers were the ones who supported her the most after feeling confused initially. Lucky for her, Paris managed to own her own sexuality which is a journey that still needs to be discovered according to the young musician.