Paris Jackson, in the latest episode of ‘Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn’, opened up about her cynical relationship with the paparazzi. The daughter of late Michael Jackson said that the press will do anything for their benefit. She said, “All those tabloid places want clickbait and drama and excitement and this, that and the other — things that get people amped up. They will take anything and purposefully misconstrue it, to get clicks, to get paid…”
Tom Hamilton, Paris Jackson’s manager, explained that she began getting attention from the press after her 2017 Rolling Stone cover story. In the story, she claimed the interviewer asked questions that had been agreed to be avoided.
Continuing further, Tom claims that the article came out three days earlier than scheduled. When Jackson arrived at LAX, she found herself besieged by paparazzi. This resulted in her literally running away with a mob of photographers chasing after her. He said, “That day played a huge role in her fear of paparazzi. It was sort of like the beginning of a new chapter.”
Paris Jackson said that all the press wants to know is about her late dad. In fact, Jackson reveals that she now only does interviews via text.
“That way I have proof of what I said,” she explains. “You cannot manipulate my words.”
During the episode, Jackson remembered how her father insisted that she and her brothers, Prince Michael and Blanket, always wear masks in public. “I appreciated it,” the actress-singer says. “It was nice because we were able to go to Chuck E. Cheese and Circus Circus, and be normal.”