Please say a prayer for Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson.
I was very saddened by what I heard earlier today regarding Paris. It is being reported that she has attempted suicide and is now at the hospital receiving all of the necessary care and is holding up well. However, it is no secret that these past years without her father have been very difficult. A lot of pressure is put on her daily. Please lift her up in your prayers, along with anybody else who has lost a parent and/or tried to take their own life before.
Why don’t his children look like him? They’re white!
Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson, son and daughter of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe:
Blanket Jackson, son of Michael Jackson and an (unknown) surrogate:
When Michael Jackson (a black man) had children with his wife Debbie Rowe (a white woman), people were quick to make claims that Michael couldn’t be the biological father of his children simply based on the way they looked. It is not uncommon for a black individual to parent a child that has predominantly ”white features” when the other parent is white. Take into consideration the fact that Michael Jackson also carried Cherokee and European genes, and it’s really not so hard to believe.
Sofia Richie (left), daughter of Lionel Richie (a black man) and Diane Alexander (a Jewish woman) photographed with Paris Jackson (right). Take note of similarity in skin tone and hair texture.
As the children get older, the similarities of their features to the Jackson family’s features cannot be denied.
When Prince was born, Jackson himself said,“He came out with this really big head, that when I saw his head, I thought of my grandfather and my brother Randy, ‘cause his head was shaped just like theirs.”
Paris looks more and more like Michael’s sister La Toya, every day:
And Blanket is the spitting image of his father:
Let us not forget the fact that Prince is showing signs of having Vitiligo, a skin disease that Michael Jackson is proven to have had and is known to be hereditary (some of Jackson’s relatives on his father’s side had it as well).
There is often an argument about “Paris’ shocking blue/green eyes!” and how having such bright eyes is somehow proof that Michael isn’t her father (as he had dark brown eyes and it’s rare for black people to have blue/green eyes). While Paris does favor her mother, her eyes could just as easily have come from her grandfather, Joseph:
A few more pictures showing physical similarities between the children and Michael:
Other Biracial celebrities with predominantly “white” features:
Rashida Jones: daughter of Quincy Jones (a black man) and Peggy Lipton (a white woman).
“I get: ‘But you look so white! You’re NOT black!’ I want to say: ‘Do you know how hurtful that is to somebody who identifies so strongly with half of who she is?”
Jennifer Beals: daughter of Alfred Beals (a black man) and Jeanne Anderson Beals (a white woman).
“Because I’m biracial, I’ve always lived sort of on the outside. The idea of being ‘the other’ in society is not foreign to me.”
Wentworth Miller: son of Wentworth Earl Miller II (a black man) and Joy Marie Miller (a white woman).
“My father is black and my mother is white. Therefore, I could answer to either, which kind of makes me a racial Lone Ranger, caught between two communities.”
Wentworth pictured with his uncle (in the middle) and his father (on the right). Notice the difference in skin tone between brothers.
Here’s a breakdown of how biracial children can have many varying skin tones depending on their parents heritage (remember, Michael has White ancestry):
For more information, check out this page.
“Its very apparent they miss their father a lot. They talk about him daily, “Daddy would do this, daddy would do that”. Prince was always the little man, now he is kind of the father figure, big brother to the younger ones. Its devastating. I know he misses his father. Paris, how has she been effected? Being daddies little girl, shes devastated & lost. [..] Every girl needs her father. She's having a difficult time coping, trying to find out who she is. It's taking a lot of love & understanding to keep her together. She breaks down, she cries “I don’t want to have another birthday again,” the entire household is worried about Paris. Blanket is eleven years old, he's just graduated 5th grade. Him being the baby, he constantly none stop remembers his relationship with his father. [..] He's feeling the loss of not having his father back. He's home schooled Monday through Friday. Friday he doesn’t have to wear his uniform, so he wears an MJ tshirt constantly...he does his father's dance moves. They want to be like him in so many ways. ”—
Chef Chase, testimony, 6/18/2013