Michael Jackson’s 14-year-old daughter Paris told Oprah in an exclusive interview that she was bullied after her home schooling ended.
“They try to get to me with words,” the 14-year-old told Oprah. Love this girl.
Paris Jackson has revealed that life hasn’t been easy since she moved to a private school, and that’s not only because of the death of her father and his high-profile but because of school bullies.
The teen might be a multi-millionairess and daughter of the late ‘Thriller’ singer but it seems that she still has to go through what most teenagers do, and that unfortunately includes being a victim of bullies.
“People try, but it doesn’t always work,” the 14-year-old said. “They try to get to me with words.”
Paris continued to say that the bullying has been done in-person as well as cyber.
But, much like her father, she has learned to deal with it, especially when it comes to dealing with seemingly friendly people with not so good intentions.
“If I feel someone is being fake to me,” she told Oprah, “I will just push them away.”
Paris said the bullying began after she stopped being home schooled, and she was never sure when people were trying to get close to her to take advantage of her, the U.K. Daily Mail reported.
She said she didn’t know why people chose to bully her and whether peer pressure or personal antipathy were to blame.
The daughter of the late King of Pop also opened up about her unusual childhood and the masks her father made her and her siblings wear when they were in public.
“I was really confused,” she said of the disguises, one of many eccentricities of the former frontman of the Jackson 5. “I didn’t get why I was wearing a mask. But I understand it now.”
Paris said she is still struggling to cope with the death of her father almost three years ago, Paris said.
“It never gets any easier,” she told Oprah.