Paris Jackson is lashing out against “pedos” and “molesters” who she says are trying to gain credibility by aligning themselves with the LGBTQ+ community. Jackson, who identifies as bisexual, sent a scathing tweet on Monday night, blasting those who have paraphilia, or abnormal sexual urges.
“Apparently pedos, molesters and furries are trying to become a part of the LGBTQ+ [community], saying they were ‘born this way’ as an excuse,” she wrote. “[I don’t know] how others feel but I personally don’t condone f*****g children or animals at all and will NOT consider you my brother or sister.”
She ended her tweet with the hashtag #NotInMyCommunity.
After commenters defended the furry subculture — which typically involves using costumes or avatars modeled after anthropomorphic animals, and can include a sexual element — the 21-year-old model and activist clarified that she was referring to a minority of zoophiles within the furry community. Zoophiles are humans who have a sexual attraction to animals, whether or not they act on the urges and commit bestiality.
as far as furries that don’t harm animals go, that fandom can do what they want i don’t mind. their costumes are cute— PK (@ParisJackson) August 27, 2019
It’s unclear what prompted Jackson’s statements, which were posted the same day that the MTV Video Music Awards omitted her father’s name when presenting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Missy Elliott. While Elliott herself did include the King of Pop’s name in her acceptance speech, MTV made no mention of the singer, presumably bowing to backlash concerning allegations in Losing Neverland. In the documentary, Jackson is accused of sexually abusing two young boys, sparking outrage and demands for MTV to rebrand the Video Vanguard Award which bears his name.
Monday also marked the release of Dave Chappelle’s Netflix comedy special, Sticks and Stones, which features the comedian controversially expressing doubt over the allegations against Jackson while also making light of child molestation.
“I know it seems harsh, but somebody’s gotta teach these kids,” he joked of the children who spent time at the pop star’s Neverland Ranch. “No such thing as a free trip to Hawaii. He’s going to want to look at your butthole or something,”
The late singer’s daughter, however, didn’t directly reference the allegations against her dad in her tweets — though some commenters did.
“Your daddy f****d little boys,” fired back one commenter, prompting Jackson fans to lash out.
Others defended Jackson by saying he was unfairly co-opted by pedophiles though he, they insist, was not guilty of the allegations against him.
“MJ’s love for children was always pure,” read one comment.
Yup! I am so sorry to bring this up, but I honestly feel that the people pulling strings behind the lies about your dad - are the real pedos! Riding on a great image like your father’s, to market their whole “born this way” reasoning, while staying in the shadows.— Nikka Paloma Ty 🕊 (@nikkapaloma) August 27, 2019
Sorry to mention your dad, but they are using him to normalize pedophilia.— lawagainstdeaddefamation (@mjinnocent0829) August 27, 2019
While many objected to Paris lumping in furries with molesters, her argument that those who sexually fetishize children and animals have no place in the LGBTQ community was lauded.
I don’t understand how people suggest that Pedophilia and bestiality should be a part of the #lgbtplus community. An animal or child can not consent! Anyone that engages in that activity should be in jail.— Diego Williams (@DiegoAtWeston) August 27, 2019
preach. those are disgusting compulsions, not sexualities or gender identities.— 🏳🌈 🄼🄰🅁🅂 💛👻💜🖤 (@SoftEnboi) August 27, 2019
In March, Jackson addressed the Losing Neverland allegations, which were vehemently denied by cousin Taj Jackson.
“There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said in regards to defense,” she tweeted. “Taj is doing a perfect job on his own. And I support him. But that’s not my role. I’m just tryna get everyone to chill out and go with the flow, be mellow and think about the bigger picture. That’s me.”
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