Okay, I will admit that Jackson is one of by biases and I was truly shocked at what was posted on his Instagram. Although I would like to believe it was not an offensive statement, I would not know, since I personally do not know him. When I first looked at the picture I did not see anything offensive, just a fan edit of a dirty faced Jackson. I can now see the big uproar and why he immediately took it down. I was also not surprised when he apologized for the misunderstanding multiple times, calming the crowd.
In my personal opinion, if Jackson was posting that picture for the purpose of being offensive, his caption could have been directed or indicating blackface. But my understanding is that he only reposted a fan edit, not knowing it would be distasteful.
Because he apologized for the incident I think it has made people realize that he is genuinely sorry and the picture was not meant to be offensive.
I only ask for people to realize his sincere apology and stop the hate. God only knows how terrible and disappointed in himself that he must feel. It was a mistake and he corrected it, educating himself for it to not happen again. Everyone makes tons mistakes, but I feel it’s wrong to call out every single one a celebrity makes, just because it’s easy for us to find fuel to light the fire.
Please just stop…
It worries me, and tons of others, how he might be dealing with it.
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