Fan art and Photoshop “edits” go hand-in-hand with celebrity, but Paris Jackson is fed up with fan-created artwork that modifies the color of her skin. Being the daughter of Michael Jackson, she has a huge, passionate fan base that regularly sends her fan art and Photoshop edits. However, she says she’s often lightened in these fan photos to appear “more white” or Photoshopped to appear darker because, she says, “Sometimes peeps say i ‘don’t look mixed enough to be bi racial.’”
Jackson took to Twitter to share her gratitude for the artwork but expressed her frustration at fans who take it upon themselves to alter her skin tone.
It’s unclear what specific fan art she’s referring to, but we did deep-dive into Twitter and found a few edits on her recent 2018 Oscars look.
Here is Jackson’s beautiful Tinker Bell-inspired look from the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party:
And here, a few edits on Twitter:
Obviously, we don’t know the intention behind the edited images. It could just be that some fans don’t understand exposure or are less than *skilled* with Photoshop, but we believe Jackson must deal with this skin-retouching issue enough for her to need to speak on it.
Whether Photoshop is blurring stretch marks, thinning arms, or altering a person’s skin color — there is no “default” or “correct” body or skin color. We cannot emphasize enough how important it is that we embrace our bodies in their beautiful, most natural forms.