Paris Jackson is the daughter of Michael Jackson, a man who was very much in the public eye. Photographers climbed over each other back in the day to get a shot of her famous father. This attention is something that traumatized her to this day.
While speaking to Willow Smith on Red Table Talk, Paris Jackson revealed how those members of the paparazzi caused traumatic memories that she is still dealing with to this day in the form of PTSD.
“I experience auditory hallucinations sometimes with camera clicks and severe paranoia and have been going to therapy for a lot of things but that included,”
Jackson said that those memories will also pop up when she least expects them to during her daily life. “I’ll hear a trash bag rustling and flinch in panic,” Jackson admitted.
One of the things that Paris Jackson does to hold onto some semblance of privacy deals with legally binding paperwork. She asks people visiting her home to sign non-disclosure agreements before they are allowed to enter.
Paris Jackson and Willow Smith formed a friendship based on their common life experiences. They were both daughters of incredibly famous people and understand how the press can invade their privacy in a big way. This can go on to damage mental health and it can also cause terrible trust issues down the line.
It sounds like Paris Jackson was able to figure out a way to make things work for her. She has a great support system, but those memories of running from freelance photographers back in the day obviously still stick with her.
What’s your take on this situation? How would you react if photographers were always trying to get a shot of you? Sound off in the comments!