Janet Jackson has had a tumultuous life — she has severe body issues ands a very distant father.
Said Jackson about her poor body image:
"I would literally bang my head up against the wall because I didn't feel attractive.There was a lot of pain in my life. But I did. I felt very unattractive."
"I still have issues with it. I don't bang my head up against the wall, but I still have those moments. And I think it'll probably continue but at least I know how to deal with it now. And I'm in a much better space."
To make it worse, Michael Jackson and her brotehrs used to call her names like “Horse, pig, cow, slaughter-hog." Janet’s father was emotionally distant from her, telling her to call him Joseph instead of dad.
Growing up in any household where there’s a family band is going to mess with you a little — we’re glad she made it out alright!!
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