Absolutely heartsick over what’s happened with Paris. I know we credit her with being mature for her age and wise beyond her years. We celebrate her independence and her willingness to speak out when she feels she needs to. We’ve marveled at how well-adjusted and composed she is considering everything she’s been through. We’ve watched her blossom into a beautiful and strong young woman.
We do, however, need to remember that she is still just a child. She’s a little girl that lost her father, the one person she loved above all else. She went from being masked and protected to being watched and ridiculed by millions overnight. She’s gone through so many drastic changes over the last few years, more than anyone should have to experience in a lifetime, and at such a critical time in her life. Teenage years are rough for everyone, yet not all teenagers are questioned and asked to testify in a case involving the essential murder of their father.
She’s spoken candidly about being bullied in school and and on the internet. She’s going through more changes in her home life while reconnecting with her mother. We all know that things aren’t particularly happy in the Jackson household judging from what happened last summer…
I just ask that before people jump to rash conclusions, before people label her or judge her, please take everything she’s going through into consideration along with the fact that she is barely 15 years old. I’ve already seen name calling and jokes being made and it’s just utterly repulsive. This was a major cry for help, help that she obviously was desperate for and wasn’t finding anywhere else when she felt she needed to call a suicide hotline. I pray that she finally gets the attention that she needs.
Get well, sweet girl. So many people love you.