In recent years, more and more celebrities have spoken out against the use of Photoshop to make them appear lighter, thinner, taller and virtually unblemished.
Though the concept of retouching to achieve some sort of pseudo perfectionism is slowly coming to a halt for many magazines, apparently, some fans online haven’t gotten the memo. And now, Paris Jackson is the latest celebrity to join in the fight against her photos being retouched —only she’s directing her pleas to her devoted fans.
Jackson, the 19-year-old model and daughter of Michael Jackson, recently took to Twitter to call out those fans who are changing her skin color to make her “look more white.”
“I appreciate everything y’all make for me, I enjoy every single edit I see, but please stop lightening my skin to make me look more white,” she wrote to her 1.36 million followers. “And please stop darkening my skin to make me look more mixed. I am what I am. I’m aware of what I look like and I [sic] finally happy with it…”
However, this isn’t Jackson’s first time addressing commentary surrounding her skin tone. In January 2017, she discussed her skin color in an interview with Rolling Stone, where she revealed that she identifies as Black.
The Gringo star told the magazine that her father “would look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, ‘You’re Black. Be proud of your roots.’ And I’d be like, ‘OK, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’ So I just believe what he told me. ‘Cause, to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me.”