Paris Jackson Responds To Fans Criticizing Her For Not Showing Up To Support Janet Jackson At The Billboard Music Awards!

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Paris Jackson isn’t taking suggestions on how to interact with her own family, thank you very much!

Michael Jackson‘s daughter took to Instagram on Sunday to congratulate aunt Janet Jackson on her iconic performance and speech at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. But some fans thought she could have done a little more to honor her relative.

While Janet’s mother Katherine Jackson, sister Rebbie Jackson, and nephew Prince Jackson cheered her on from inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Paris stuck to the sidelines of social media to write a literal one-worded tribute.

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For her part, the 20-year-old screenshotted an IG post from Rebbie’s son Austin Brown to her Instagram Story. Brown shared a photo of Janet’s “stellar performance,” writing in a gushing caption that “greatness is ageless.” Paris didn’t have much to add to the tribute, simply writing “Ditto.”

Needless to say, the curt tribute post rubbed some fans the wrong way, which prompted Paris to address some larger issues within the famous family. She wrote:

“Dear social media followers, friends, stalkers, lovers and haters, and fellow moonwalkers: Please do not tell me/demands/try to control how I handle my relationship with the people in my life, specifically my family. As amazing and as shitty as things can be, it is no one’s business but ours. I understand that some of you feel some sort of connection or need to be a part of our lives considering you watched us grow up. However, I am handling my situation exactly how my father did. And I am happy keeping it that way. I will always have love and respect for my family. ALWAYS. There is nothing more or less than that, that you need to know.”

The Gringo actress, whose father had always tried to keep her out of the public eye, added:

“Thank you for understanding├óΓé¼┬ª Every family has their moments of trauma, heartbreak, separation, love, oneness, tribe, pain, everything. EVERY FAMILY. My family, specifically, and a good number of others…well, our drama is broadcasted worldwide through media. But that doesn’t mean our family issues are any different from yours. Ours are just made public. Every level has another devil. Every life has their own shit to deal with. We ain’t inferior or superior to y’all. We’re all fucking human. So let’s act like it. I appreciate any and every person reading this and I’m grateful for everything in my life, positive and negative.”

Ditto.

[Image via Nicky Nelson/WENN.]

May 21, 2018 10:35am PDT