Paris has previously spoken about her cultural identity to Rolling Stone, explaining that she does not define who she is by her skin's colouring. "I consider myself black,” she shared, adding that her late father Michael Jackson, “would look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, ‘You’re black. Be proud of your roots.’ And I’d be like, ‘OK, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’ So I just believe what he told me, ’cause, to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me."
Paris later made sure her fans knew that her Tweet was not about 'pleading' or 'shaming' but about promoting body positivity and self-acceptance.
This article originally appeared on InStyle Australia.