The oldest child of the late Michael Jackson tearfully took to social media to air her uncensored feelings about how brutal the Internet can be.
“I don’t understand how there can be so much hatred in the world right now,” she began in a self-shot video on Instagram stories, later uploaded online to a fan account. “I’ve tried sticking up for myself. I’ve tried the whole blocking the haters thing, not reading the comments. I’ve tried a lot of things.”
While Jackson remained vague about what particularly sparked the emotional message, the 18-year-old continued by questioning her interactions with her 1.25 million Twitter followers and nearly 800,000 Instagram fans.
“I don’t get why I’m such an easy target. I try to be nice to everybody that I meet. I give everyone a chance. I’m usually a trusting person. I try to be open with you guys about what I do on a daily basis. I share my life with you. I don’t hide a lot. I’m very public,” she said into the camera. “I’m sorry if there’s something that Im doing that you guys don’t like. Maybe I’m too public. I don’t know.”
Yet, Paris has not always been so easily accessible. While her adolescence was famously private, she swore off social media four years ago after a suicide attempt.
“When I was 14, I got so much hatred that, um, I tried to kill myself and then I took like a two year break from social media,” she recalled. “Nothing changed.”