Paris Jackson: I Am Bullied By My Classmates

Three years after Michael Jackson died at age 50, his 14-year-old daughter Paris opens up to Oprah Winfrey on Oprah’s Next Chapter about being bullied by her classmates at L.A.’s prestigious Buckley School. (Famous alums include Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian)

“People try, but it doesn’t always work. [The bullying happens] at school and some people try to cyber bully me,” Paris admitted. “They try to get to me with words, but that doesn’t really work.”

When Oprah asked if her classmates might be jealous, given her father’s legendary career, Paris replied, “I don’t know.”

School isn’t all bad for the aspiring actress. The gorgeous teen said she’s happy to no longer be home-schooled. “It’s more normal. It’s more fun,” she said. “The social life has gotten better. I mean, there’s drama, but. . .”

Paris also addressed why she and her brothers, Prince, 15, and Blanket, 10, were masked in public as children. “I was really confused. I didn’t get why I was wearing a mask,” Paris said. “But I understand now why my dad would want our face to be covered. Like, when we went out without him, we wouldn’t be recognized, and we would have a normal childhood.”

She added: “Our dad was a really normal father when he was with us. We would get grounded if we did something bad.”

Paris is set to make her feature film debut in the movie Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys. “It’s fun. You can take on another character,” Paris said of her chosen career. “I think that’s just so awesome.”

“It never gets any easier,” she adds of the tragic loss of her father.

Jackson died in June 2009 from an overdose of propofol. His physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was sentenced to four years in prison after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for administering the powerful anesthesia.

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Photo credit: AP Photo/Harpo Inc., George Burns

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Meg
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The interview was ok, but Oprah asked a lot of the same stuff that she asked the first time around back in 2010. Paris seems like a nice, bright young lady, and it’s sad that she has to deal with bullying at school and at home. I remember reading at one point where somebody sent her pictures of her father’s dead body that emerged during the trial. Someone also told her it was her fault that her father died, and they spoke of her father doing terrible, awful things to her, and I won’t repeat them here. No child should… Read more »
Anonymous
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Some of you guys are cyber bullies- hiding behind the anonymity of the computer and bashing a 14 year old girl. Good for you- you must feel so superior. Would you go up to an adopted person and bash them for being adopted? what the hell is wrong with you people??

anonymous
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She is delusional enough to believe she is half black, or maybe she thinks she is taking people for fools. She is not famous for anything other than being purchased by Michael Jackson. It looks to me like she is as whiny as Michael Jackson was, always playing woe is me victim.

Keavey
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What is she doing on a talk show?! She isn’t a celebrity – her father was.
I wouldn’t be surprised if her grandparents have coaxed her.
Either that, or she loves the attention.

diva
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Anonymous, the issue is THEY ARE NOT ADOPTED!!! It would be just as disrespectful if they were cause yes he would STILL be their Dad but the point and the point ALWAYS will be they are not and were not EVER adopted so its even MORE DISRESPECTFUL and RUDE to their father and mother Micheal and Debbie and those children Prince and Paris!!! I dont get how ppl cant see that!!! Has this world sunk so low that its okay to be so disrespectful and down right RUDE and IGNORANT about CHILLDREN who are flesh and blood and hurt and… Read more »
mz.beautiful
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paris seems like what she is going thru wit being bullied doesnt really bother her she is a beautiful young lady and is notreally phased by the lil shit those ppl who try to bully her say

diva
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I was bullied my whole life and was badly beat up once by a group of girls and u know what SCREW YOU for acting like just cause someone has money being bullied is okay or fun or acceprable how ignorant and ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And everybody aint ignorant or assume they know about another person kids paternity most dont feel what they assume makes it true!!! Those who matter know inclluding those kids are secure in who they are and where they come from and u can keep up with the bullying shit all u want it will NEVER matter and… Read more »
anon
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Oh well. If you’re going to lie and pretend to be something you are not, then you are only getting what is coming to you. No one likes fakes. And she is obviously liking the attention or she would not put herself on TV or social media. Cry me a river.

Meg
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Lay off. She’s a 14 year old kid. You’re no better than schoolyard bullies when you say things like that.

Meg
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Lay off. She’s a 14 year old kid. You’re no better than schoolyard bullies when you say things like that.

Anonymous
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She’s FOURTEEN, give her a break. I wouldn’t be surprised if her family pushed her into this.

Anonymous
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Michael is NOT her biological father. I thought everybody knew that.

Anonymous
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So what?

Guest
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It should never happen but she said they ‘try’ to bully her so I think it is not too bad. Paris is rich so she doesn’t have to go to shool, it is her choice. The worst tragedy is that there are badly bullied kids who cannot afford private home schooling and nobody gives a sh…t about them.

Anonymous
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boo hoo
every child is bullied at some point during school and in some way.
it is normal
not everyone gets along in real life and you have to learn do deal with it

Anonymous
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Normal? You think it’s normal to bully someone?!?! God save your friends and neighbors.

Anonymous
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Sounds like there are others out there who would bully her if they had a chance. Have you forgotten she is a child?

diva
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I can walk down the street and ppl can claim and say Im not my parents bio child does that make it true HELL NO, does that mean I have to break out DNA results to prove it HELL NO, should I care what insignificant ppl on the internet think HELL NO, Cause just like Paris, Prince, and Blanket I will NEVER have to worry about what everyone else says cause what everyone else says means nothing , it doesnt stop me from living my life and it sure as hell wont stop them. Cause at the end of the… Read more »
Anonymous
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She is so lucky. Other girls can only dream about acting.
Paris is 14 and she’s already been given a starring role in a film.
If she’s bullied she can be home schooled like Blanket. Being Michael’s daughter she will always have friends anyway.

patti
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well, they obviously don’t know if they think they’re mixed. these kids couldn’t be whiter if they tried and there’s not an ounce of jackson in them

Diva
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Patti and YOUR ass couldnt be more RUDE, DISRESPECTFUL, and IGNORANT how about THAT!! And question why havent ignorant ppl such as yourself learned by now that Paris , Prince, and Blanket WILL NOT back down to Bullies or ignorance ppl such as yourslef, They have stated they DO have proof and ARE VERY secure in who they are and where they come from. The ONLY ppl who matter is those three kids and since they KNOW better than your ass who they are and where they come from what makes u think they give a damn what u think.… Read more »
Guest
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Using a new name this week, Ashley?

Diva
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No, butthole Im not Ashley there ARE more ppl than u assume who care about theses kids and who support them and will NOT tolerate the bullying,ignorance and disrespect!! Just thought u should know that. Only ppl with NO LIVES would make numerous fake names and post crap about kids and things they know nothing about. So get it straight and whoever thrumbs up ur post and undo it cause Im in NO WAY Ashley even though I like her and many against the rudeness toward these kids!

Anonymous
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I don’t think she should have a Twitter account at this age. Twitter is filled with immature and aggressive kids who attack every celebrity simply because they can. Paris should avoid that negativity for some years.

Bamby-foxx
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Leave paris alone,she is the beautiful daughter of the late michael jackson she is bein raised right,unlike some of u with ur ignorant,jealous comments.

teodora
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She is really pretty!

Shekinah
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It is precisely because bullying is an intractable problem that schools and parents need to get more realistic about it. It’s not going away, so deal with it firmly so it can at least be kept under control. Thus, being a parent I’ve learned to be vigilant and more particular on the safety of my teens especially when it comes with bullying cases. Then I found this site that provides a protection for children from a safety mobile protection that can access family, friends and 911 in times of emergency. I just downloaded their application on their iPhone. Here’s where… Read more »
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