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Paris Jackson says she gets death threats because she didn't wish her late dad a 'happy birthday'

Paris Jackson says she gets death threats because she didn't wish her late dad a 'happy birthday'

The King of Pop's only daughter revealed the important reason why she avoids recognising his big day.

Paris Jackson has hit out against people who are coming for her on her late dad's birthday.

This week would have seen the King of Pop turn 65 and people all around the world celebrated another trip around the sun without him.

Jackson died in 2009 and his fans are still as supportive as they were when he was at the peak of his fame.

However, his only daughter Paris has been shocked to see so many people coming for her on social media for not wishing him a happy birthday.

“Back when he was alive, he used to hate anybody acknowledging his birthday, wishing him a happy birthday, celebrating it, nothing like that," she explained on Instagram.

"He actually didn’t want us to even know when his birthday was because he didn’t want us to throw a party or anything like that.

"That being said, social media is apparently how people express their love and affection these days, and if you don’t wish someone a happy birthday via social media, it apparently means you don’t love them, you don’t care about them.”

She says people have gone too far in the past with their dedication to her dad.

“There are times when I don’t post anything for my dad’s birthday and people lose their f**king minds," she continued.

"They tell me to kill myself, and they’re basically measuring my love for my own father based off of what I post on Instagram."

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In a bid to hit back against the onslaught, she posted a video showing her on stage at Incubus' show in Iowa where she paid tribute to her dad.

She explained to the crowd that he would have been half way to 70 and that he put decades of 'blood, sweat and tears' into his legacy so she could where she was.

In her message to her fans, Paris then explained what would be a better use of their time than slagging her off in the comments section.

“My suggestion would be, you know, there’s always ways to get involved with raising awareness for climate change, doing stuff for the environment, animal rights activism," she said.

"These were things that he loved and he was very interested in. And so if you wanna pay homage and honor him on his birthday, that would be my suggestion.”

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Paris Jackson. Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Topics: Michael Jackson, Celebrity

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