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Paris Jackson says paparazzi caused her long-term trauma

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Jackson, the daughter of Michael Jackson

Shouldn't that read adopted daughter?

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She’s not adopted. There was a surrogate mother I recall back in the day.

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Wishing her well. - She looks like a young Elizabeth Taylor.

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Shouldn't that read adopted daughter?

No, why on earth should it (even if it WERE true)? Parenthood has absolutely nothing to do with delivering a baby. They are 2 separate things. I wouldn’t ask you to introduce yourself as “pseudo-human” would I?

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There was no surrogate mother. Her mother, who was married to Michael Jackson at the time, gave birth to all three kids and said that she conceived all them through artificial insemination. She is the legal mother and Jackson was the legal father, not adoptive father. The former child actor Mark Lester was a personal friend of Michael Jackson (who loved the film Oliver!) and has claimed several times that he gave his sperm and is the biological father of all three of the kids.

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Shouldn't that read adopted daughter?

No.

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Right you are, this was the time when Micheal Jackson thought that having a wife and kids would maybe take the attention away from his "alleged" liking of young boys.

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Unfortunate. Assuming, she is wealthy beyond means, there are varying & myriad solutions. No matter how intrusive, hardly a matter for more than passing sympathy. Let alone does it merit to be the subject of so-called journalism. A child of inherited wealth and fame. And the cult of personality.

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Not Paris Jackson’s mother but there were children through a surrogate I remember the news.

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Unless she is wearing bright blue contacts, the chances of her being his biological child is very small, not impossible but judging by the rest of her features it looks highly improbable.

As for the paparazzi thing, blame your father, he knew full well what the situation was and would be, as this situation is nothing new and has been around long before paparazzi or even cameras.

I do feel a bit for her as she didn't willing put herself in this situation but when certain people live lives that are over the top, money galore, in a world of fantasy few will ever be able to come close to having, one cannot expect that people will just shrug their shoulders as their motorcade drives by as if that is normal.

Every social status comes with it problems her rich and famous problems I will bet are far less traumatizing than that of a poor child raised and living is a ghetto or trailer park wondering when their next proper meal will be or if a stray bullet will wiz through the walls, or the child that doesn't even have clean water to drink while she sips Perrier.

I am willing to bet all would gladly trade places with her.

The super rich ( net worth $100 million) and their problems.

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The American Psychological Association defines trauma as "an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster" not as an emotional response to too many clicking cameras. Unfortunate, sure, a pain in the ass to deal with, but trauma? Just another soi-disant celebrity victim in a world where the slightest difficulty is unquestioningly endorsed by a cooperative and approving media.

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She gives a press conference to complain about pressure from paparazzi.

Sounds like she craves the attention despite the negative aspects of living under the microscope.

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I think that having had Michael Jackson as her "father" IS the problem.

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BigYenToday 10:21 am JST

The American Psychological Association defines trauma as "an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster" not as an emotional response to too many clicking cameras. Unfortunate, sure, a pain in the ass to deal with, but trauma? Just another soi-disant celebrity victim in a world where the slightest difficulty is unquestioningly endorsed by a cooperative and approving media.

It is hard to comment given that you and I are nobodies and never had to deal with these people in your face 24/7, baiting you for some kind of reaction, and generally invading your privacy. Perhaps if you walked a mile in her (or any celebrity's) shoes, you might feel differently...

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Pathetic world of showbiz and the first world problems of its little fragile crystal "stars"..

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Perhaps if you walked a mile in her (or any celebrity's) shoes, you might feel differently...

Well if those shoes come with $100 million then sign me up!

Imagine not having to worry about my retirement, paying of the 6 million yen in loans for my children's universities.

My mortgage gone, taking a trip not every 5 or 6 years to see my parents but every year or any time I feel like it.

Granted I prefer not going out and am just fine sitting in my workshop doing what I like but $100 million means vi could do Only what I like and not have to accept demanding clients stuff.

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She could choose to live a more private life if she wanted to. Time to do an Osaka?

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Who?

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Bob Macaroni:

It is hard to comment given that you and I are nobodies and never had to deal with these people in your face 24/7, baiting you for some kind of reaction, and generally invading your privacy. Perhaps if you walked a mile in her (or any celebrity's) shoes, you might feel differently...

It's not hard to comment at all. If you want some idea of what a real problem is, maybe you should look more closely at this post from Antiquesaving @10.12 a.m.,who sums it up perfectly...

Every social status comes with it problems her rich and famous problems I will bet are far less traumatizing than that of a poor child raised and living is a ghetto or trailer park wondering when their next proper meal will be or if a stray bullet will wiz through the walls, or the child that doesn't even have clean water to drink while she sips Perrier. I am willing to bet all would gladly trade places with her.

These are what real problems look like. Your sympathies would be better directed for the poor and the dispossessed and those people who would give their right arms just to have some financial stability and personal safety for themselves and their families, and never mind all those nasty paparazzi and so-called invasions of privacy.

Trauma, therapy and "PTSD"? My a*s.

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Just clarified @10:22am, the differences with ’Grammerly’:

“Time and bullets both, can “whiz” by.”

“Michael Jackson was in ‘The Wiz.” (1978)

Anyway, seems like ‘not that long ago’ MJ, Prince, Rick James, Charlie Murphy,and others of great influence passed away.

Agreed: Let’s hope these ‘children of privilege’ don’t squander their legacies and their fortunes.

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Michael Jackson surrounded himself with hoards of paparazzi. He knew exactly what he was doing in regards to having his children photographed.

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What’s everyone’s take on Leaving Neverland?

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What’s everyone’s take on Leaving Neverland?

That MJ was a serial child abuser that used his wealth and fame to get away with it.

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Probably having Wacko Jacko as a papa didn’t help her trauma either!

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@yen:

Well, it was a poor choice of words on my part, apologies. And I agree with you that it is all too easy for people to comment on this website and online in general. There is absolutely no reason to have comments on any of the stories on this site. It does not add anything to the content here. But I digress, what I should have written was that you or I are not qualified to comment on the pressures placed on celebs by the media or on anything. None of us have any idea about any of the stories on this site, but there is no shortage of triggered fools shooting their mouths off. Whilst I would agree that celebrities need to accept some intrusion into their lives, us plebs cannot really imagine with what these people have to deal with. You are just speculating and you do come off sounding uncharitable and bitter. Sure, it is not the same as front line combat or being raped, but I am sure it must have an effect on some people's mental health and who is it for us know nothings to say their feelings are wrong or bs. Take it easy and let's leave it there shall we?

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Michael Jackson surrounded himself with hoards of paparazzi. He knew exactly what he was doing in regards to having his children photographed

Completely false. Being as famous (and at times eccentric) as he was, the paps followed him wherever HE went. He went in disguises very often to not be recognized. And as for his kids, he covered them with masks when they were younger to avoid others recognizing them.

That MJ was a serial child abuser that used his wealth and fame to get away with it.

You must have conveniently missed that trial he was on in 2005 where he was found not guilty on all counts.. And no, he wasn't cleared of all charges just because he was famous. There was no evidence to be found to the contrary, and the witnesses that accused him were found to have lied. If you don't believe me, then I suggest you look it up yourself. Look up the court transcripts, and search for interviews of his lawyer Thomas Mesereau.

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Lorem ipsum.......

So how much did he pay to the family of the one boy? Was it $12 million? or $13?

MJ and his team didn't want to go to court at that time as the boy was able to describe Michael's private parts, including some unusual skin blemishes in great detail.

I guess you think OJ was innocent too? :)

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Take it easy and let's leave it there shall we?

OK, we'll leave it there, almost. But I think you should be more critical of celebrity "culture" and its cult of narcissistic self-pity, and less harsh on yourself. You've described yourself as a "nobody", a "pleb" and a "know nothing" in the course of your comments. Now I'm not being cynical, or sarcastic, or bitter, when I say I just don't believe you, and that I suspect that your attitude to life, what you do in it, and what you mean to friends and family are worthy of at least as much respect and attention, and probably more, than is Paris Jackson or any other so-called "celeb" whose contribution to society is basically not much at all.

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@yen: I included you in that grouping of plebs and nobodies, because... well, we are ;) All the commenters are. We are know nothing fools wasting our time commenting on these poorly translated and unrepresentative "news" articles. This website posts news that its editors know will trigger the predominantly foreign readership (many of whom do not even life in Japan). Our uninformed opinions about what goes on in someone else's head are completely irrelevant. Time to get a life, don't you think? But thanks for the pep talk.

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OK Bob.

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The highly unusually way she came into the world and her odd family situation probably contributed a lot more to her "trauma" than photographers did.

She certainly looks a lot like Mark Lester.

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She is surely overstating it. Doing a Meghan Markle. Very pretty though.

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Lorem ipsum.......

So how much did he pay to the family of the one boy? Was it $12 million? or $13?

MJ and his team didn't want to go to court at that time as the boy was able to describe Michael's private parts, including some unusual skin blemishes in great detail.

I guess you think OJ was innocent too? :)

Ah, the classic comparison with the OJ Simpson case. It always comes up when people talk about MJ. Look at the evidence that was presented in court before you jump to conclusions. One case isn't the other.

As for the pay off, I assume you're thinking about the Jordan Chandler incident back in the 90s. Yes, he did paid him off, but in an interview he once said that he regretted that. His entire team wanted him to just pay off the victim so he could continue making music and money, and that a court case would take too long and be too costly. MJ complied against his own judgement. You like to pin the blame on MJ, but why did the family even consider accepting money from someone and not fight it out in court instead if they knew he was guilty? Ever considered that? A recording was also found of Evan in the past where straight up said stuff like "I'll be rich! No one will ever believe him!", referring to MJ in an attempt to extort money from him. Also FYI, Jordan Chandler's father Evan Chandler committed suicide in 2009, and him and Jordan were said to not have spoken to each other after that pay off. Coincidence? I think not .

Look it up yourself if you don't believe me.

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But it's not just the Chandler case. There's just too much smoke around MJ and teen boys. At best his actions were " inappropriate" at worst .. full on kiddy fiddler.

I think the latter.

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Michael was a great performer, but he definitely was weird and with his kids that whole thing from Lisa Marie to the surrogate mother, just so weird and odd.

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bass4funkJune 18  12:08 am JST

Michael was a great performer, but he definitely was weird and with his kids that whole thing from Lisa Marie to the surrogate mother, just so weird and odd.

That marriage with Lisa Marie was paper only. And MJ was already suffering a severe case of vitiligo and he apparently was ashamed of it. And yes his second wife gave birth to children from a surrogate father, not MJ.

A black man (even with vitiligo MJ's DNA would show traits of the black race) and a white woman mating would not result in a white daughter like Paris. Genetic science would tell you that.

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