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Paris Jackson opens up on moment she came out to family: ‘Homosexuality isn’t really accepted’

Paris sat down with Willow Smith in the powerful interview (Picture: Facebook/Red Table Talk)

Paris Jackson has opened up on coming out to her family, saying that homosexuality is thought of as ‘taboo’ and some members found it hard to accept.

The star – who is the daughter of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe – appeared alongside Willow Smith in a powerful Red Table Talk this week when the topic of sexuality came up.

Sharing the moment she came out to her family at 14, the actress – who doesn’t identify as bisexual because she has ‘dated more than just men and women’ – said some family members found her sexuality harder to accept due to their Jehovah’s Witness faith.

‘I’m still kind of figuring it out,’ she said. ‘My family is very religious and a lot of homosexuality is very taboo, so they don’t like to talk about it, it’s not really accepted.’

She said: ‘But I’ve gotten to a point where I respect them and I have love for them, I respect their beliefs, I respect their religion…To expect them to put aside their culture and their religions … expectations to me lead to resentments and what people think about me isn’t my business.’

Paris – who is the only daughter of the late King of Pop – added: ‘As long as I’m living a life of love and being of service and honesty and I’m not hurting other people, I think I’ll be alright.’

The pair discussed sexuality (Picture: Facebook/Red Table Talk)

She went on to say ‘they’ve always been super-supportive’ and added her brother Prince joined a student-run club at school that unites LGBTQ+ and allied youth in an attempt to better support with his sister.

‘Not a lot of people can say they have siblings that support them like that,’ Paris said.

The star, who split from long-term partner Gabriel Glenn last year, has been open about her sexuality, previously speaking about her feelings on labels and how we’d got to a point where we’re ‘past’ them.

‘I don’t feel like there is a label for my sexuality that fits,’ she explained. ‘Labels in general, not just for sexuality but for everything, I think, are just ways for humans to make sense of the world, to be able to compartmentalise.’

She added to People: ‘We’re getting past the need for labels. It’s beautiful.’

Lifting the lid on what she finds attractive, the 23-year-old previously explained that it’s more about what her potential partners are like as a person, rather than ‘what’s in their pants’.

Paris said on her Facebook Watch series, Unfiltered that she’d ‘been with more chicks’, adding: ‘The public only knows about three long-term relationships I’ve been with and they’ve been with men. The public doesn’t know about like most of the relationships I’ve been in.

‘I say I’m gay because I guess I am, but I wouldn’t consider myself bisexual because I’ve dated more than just men and women, I’ve dated a man that had a vagina.

‘It has nothing to do what’s in your pants, it’s literally like, what are you like as a person?’

Credit: Original article published here.

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