Paris Jackson Posts Tearful Video About Online Bullying, Suicide

Paris Jackson put her online haters on blast in a tearful video posted to her Instagram on Sept. 14, 2016. "I don't understand how there can be so much hatred in the world right now," said the 18-year-old daughter of Debbie Rowe and the late Michael Jackson. "I've tried sticking up for myself. I've tried the whole blocking the haters thing, not reading the comments, I've tried a lot of things. Ignoring it. But it's hard. It is, when there's so much of it."

"I don't get why I'm such an easy target," she continued. "I try to be nice to everybody that I meet, I give everyone a chance, I'm usually a very trusting person; I try to be open with you guys about what I do on a daily basis, I share my life with you. I don't hide a lot; I'm very public."

Jackson then turned the subject to the time she attempted suicide in June 2013. "When I was 14 I got so much hatred that I tried to kill myself and I took, like, a two-year break from social media and then people asked me to come back, to make my Instagram public again, so I did. And nothing changed!" she said. "I'm just tired of it. I'm just really, really tired. And, I mean, I know I'm not the only one."

Jackson also discussed a recent scandal surrounding pop star Justin Bieber, who deleted his Instagram after fans made fun of his rumored new girlfriend, Sofia Richie. "Justin Bieber went into a downward spiral because everybody that he dates gets so much hate," Paris said. "I have known his girlfriend, Sofia, since I was like 12 or 13. She's one of the sweetest girls in the world and people are telling her to kill herself! I mean we're human beings, man! We got hearts and brains and feelings, and when you say damaging things like that to people, it f**ks 'em up."

At the end of the video, Jackson apologized for ranting. "It's some stuff that I've been holding back for a long time—years," she said.

Jackson later deleted her video from Instagram, but it was uploaded to YouTube by a fan. Shortly after deleting the video, Jackson returned to Instagram, writing, "Looks like I'm the villain now. Didn't know defending myself was a crime. My dearest apologies. Guess my careers [sic] over lolol."

Jackson has been the subject of many tabloid headlines over the years. Earlier in 2016, she loosely revealed on Instagram that she had been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.