Paris Jackson wants to be known as more than Michael Jackson’s daughter. Is that so wrong? Apparently her aunts and uncles think so and are reportedly angered by her comments in a recent interview.
The 14-year-old King of Pop’s daughter showed wisdom beyond her years when she told Glamour magazine she wanted to make it on her own accord.
“I just don’t think the title ‘M.J.’s daughter’ fits me,” she said. A lot of people think he’s the only reason I’m making it, but I want to show that I do have talent and that I can make it if I try. I want to be my own person.”
Indeed, the offspring of more than one celebrity has felt the pressure of having a famous parent, especially when they are trying to find work in a similar or related field. Some have been driven to self-destruction.
But Paris seems to have a healthy attitude about her famous father, who died of a drug overdose on the eve of a major musical comeback in June of 2009, when Paris was just 11.
Even so, the singer’s siblings have reportedly discussed shipping Paris off to a “boarding school,” according to The National Enquirer. Although what that would accomplish is a mystery.
“Paris is ungrateful and disrespectful to her father’s legacy, and she’s completely delusional to think she would be famous if she wasn’t Michael’s daughter. Even her grandmother Katherine, her biggest supporter, was taken aback by her harsh comments,” a source told the tabloid.
Paris is at odds with other family members over control of her father’s estate. Money is more likely behind the family fracas.
One thing is for certain; they shouldn’t fault her for wanting her own identity.
The stunningly attractive teen will play lead role in “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys,” a modern-day fantasy adventure based on a book by Dennis Christen. Filming begins in January.