Michael Jackson’s daughter slammed and called a “hypocrite” for being on Harper’s Bazaar Singapore cover

Paris Jackson, late pop star Michael Jackson’s 20-year old daughter, has apologised for appearing on the front cover of the magazine Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.

After confirming that she was bisexual last month, when Jackson took to Instagram on Monday to promote the September issue of the magazine, she received much flak online.

Feast your eyes on the best of music and fashion! It’s a greatest hits compilation you’ll be loving all season this September with Paris Jackson and the first families of music on our triple cover issue! #HarpersBazaarSG #SeptemberBAZAAR — Editor-in-Chief: @kennieboy Photographed by @mario_sorrenti Styled by @carineroitfeld Models: @xtina, @parisjackson, @officialalexandrarichards and @theodorarichards Makeup: Kanako Takase Hair: Recine Manicure: @lisajachno Production: @joyasburyproductions Creative Direction: Dennis Freedman Producer: Hannah Huffman Videographer: Marilou Daubé

A post shared by Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore (@harpersbazaarsg) on Aug 15, 2018 at 5:05am PDT

The photo she was featured in had the caption “Honoured and grateful”, and her Instagram post sparked an op-ed piece on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) news site Gay Star News, which said she was hypocritical as Singapore criminalises sex between gay men.

The Gay Star News shared a link to the story with Jackson on Twitter and said: “C’mon Paris Jackson.”

In response, Jackson apologised for being unaware of gay rights in the country and deleted her Instagram photo.

calling me a hypocrite for being apart of the community and being on the cover of a fashion magazine in a country where same sex marriage is illegal. (the magazine is not just in singapore, it was supposed to go to several several dif countries) i apologized to those i offended https://t.co/VMzHrQbMo1

— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) August 19, 2018

i stay at home for a week recovering, recalibrating, in my pajamas watchin cartoons n cuddling my dog, not doing anything wrong… nd people still find ways to write horribly rude mean and hurtful things about me. STILL try to find anything to get mad at me for. #tallpoppysyndrome

— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) August 19, 2018

She also tweeted, “I don’t want to be hypocritical or hurt anyone, and my support for my fellow LGBTQ+ community comes first before my love for fashion”.

After some consideration through, Jackson altered her stance on the issue slightly and even called the Gay Star News story “ridiculously mean”. She also said that her cover appearance should be considered a step forward for the LGBTQ+ community.

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