Paris Jackson: My Dad Michael Wanted Us to Have a Normal Childhood

Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris tells Oprah how it was having the King of Pop for a dad, who wanted his children to have a normal childhood and reveals she was bullied online and in school.

By: A.J. Niles

During an interview for Oprah’s Next Chapter on OWN, Paris Jackson, 14, reveals she was bullied while she attended school. However, she did not let the bully “win.”

“People try, but it doesn’t always work. At school and some people try to cyber bully me. They try to get to me with words, but that doesn’t really work. If I feel someone is being fake to me, I will just push away.”

Paris later reflected upon her time with her dad, Michael. She questioned why she had to wear a mask but she grew to understand it; Michael longed for them to experience the childhood he never had.

I understand it now – why my dad would want our faces to be covered. When we went out without him we wouldn’t be recognized.

…we had a normal childhood, including trips to Chuck-E-Cheese. He told us that when he was younger he didn’t really have a childhood. He would always be stuck in the studio singing while the kids were out playing. He wanted us to have that.”

According to Reuters,

Jackson, who died in June 2009, was famous for keeping his three children covered with veils and other masks when they were very young. Paris and her brothers Prince, 15, and Prince Michael II, 10, who is popularly known as Blanket, now attend regular schools in the Los Angeles area and make public appearances at commemorative events for the King of Pop.

Check out the interview below.



    1. I’m still trying to figure out if these are his biological kids he had with that white woman. It is all just too damn confusing. At least the kids seemed happy to have him as a dad.

  1. Beautiful and smart girl. But I don’t want her to go after fame, it’s the one thing that killed her dad. The industry can take most people and destroy them to the point of no return. I don’t want that to happen to Mike’s kids.

  2. From this video, I can see that MJ was a really good father to these kids. The media tried to paint him as a crazy and delusional child molester but he was obviously neither of those things. I hope she stays true to what he taught her if she does pursue fame.

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