Paris Jackson, the 23-year-old singer, and model explains how her family’s deeply held religious beliefs wedged her self-acceptance and her decision to come out at a young age.
Jackson appeared on Willow Smith on a new episode of Red Table Talk, and Smith asked about knowing herself and sexuality and attraction to men and women.
According to ET “I’m still kind of figuring it out,” shared Jackson, the daughter of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe. “My family’s very religious, and a lot, like homosexuality, is very taboo. So, we don’t talk about it, and it’s not accepted.”
She confessed that she felt it hard to feel comfortable speaking and living her truth. Though, with time, she’s come to learn how to steer the trials warmly.
“I’ve gotten to a point where I respect them and I have a love for them, I respect their beliefs, I respect their religion,” she shared. “Right now, I’m at a point where, to expect them to put aside their culture and their religion, like, expectations lead to resentments.”
Jackson clinched, “What people think about me isn’t my business.”
The young artist explained the issues while living in the spotlight since she was a baby, and how it’s led to thrilling emotive and mental stress. Jackson clarified that her clash with social anxiety “has always been pretty gnarly.”
The etonline.com wrote that this includes her anxiety manifesting in truly concerning ways, including hearing things that aren’t there.
“I experience audio hallucinations sometimes, with camera clicks, and severe paranoia,” Jackson shared. “I’ve been going to therapy. For a lot of things, but that included.”