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Paris Jackson Apologizes for Harper’s Bazaar Cover Controversy

Paris Jackson recently confirmed her sexuality, and drew accusations of hypocrisy for appearing on a magazine cover in Singapore, where being gay is criminalized.

Paris was called out by members of her own community for appearing to endorse a country whose laws regard her very existence as a crime.

Others rose to Paris’ defense, and she issued an apology.

After Gay Star News called out Paris on what they saw as a betrayal of the LGBTQ+ community by one of its own, Paris was quick to apologize.

“i didn’t know,” Paris tweeted, quoting the article. “i am sorry.”

“i was grateful for the opportunity,” Paris added, explaining why she had done the cover photo to begin with.

She is a young model. Despite her fame, she is 20 years old, and being on the cover of a magazine is still a big deal.

“But,” she said. “i’ll delete the post now.”

“i don’t want to be hypocritical or hurt anyone,” Paris continued on Twitter.

Of course she doesn’t! She’s a good person who always lends her voice to good causes and to marginalized communities.

“And my support for my fellow LGBTQ+ community comes first,” Paris affirmed. “Before my love for fashion and gratitude for this opportunity.”

It’s good that she has her priorities in order.

Paris finished that tweet with: “Again, i’m sorry.”

Paris had more thoughts, and it’s god that she shared them — because this is thought-provoking.

“I would like to add though,” Paris tweets. “That someone that is openly a part of the community being on the cover in a country against the community, should be celebrated.”

Representation is important, and a major first step towards acceptance.

Paris asks: “isn’t that a step forward?”

“Again,” Paris reiterates. “I am deeply sorry.”

Paris isn’t getting defensive, but she’s explaining why she took the gig and questioning some of the criticism, which is extremely fair.

“I didn’t mean to be hypocritical or hurt anyone,” Paris makes clear.

In a follow-up tweet, she does have one other line.

“Also,” Paris writes. “That article is ridiculously mean.”

That happens sometimes — some celebrities are nasty people. But is that sort of meanness deserved in Paris’ case?

Paris was on the cover of a magazine. If she were in an ad hyping up tourism for Singapore — or Dubai or, for some reason, Chechnya, this criticism would make a lot more sense.

But a magazine cover is not an endorsement of a country.

And representation can be so important. Paris heard supportive messages from countless fans, including the LGBTQ+ community and folks from Singapore.

When your own country’s laws are against you, seeing someone like you on a magazine cover can give you a spark of hope. Hope can mean survival.

It’s hard to see how Paris was doing a bad thing, there.

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Farrah Abraham: I Want to Fight Lindsay Lohan AND Paris Hilton!

It’s only been eight months since Farrah Abraham was fired from Teen Mom OG, but the former reality star has already embarked on a new career.

Currently, Farrah is seeking a partner who’s willing to strip down, strap on some protection, and sweat it out on camera.

No, she’s not re-entering the porn world (at least not that we know of).

Instead, Farrah is trying her hand at boxing.

Perhaps she looked at the career of Floyd Mayweather and realized that you can be a truly repugnant human being and still make a ton of money in the ring, or maybe she caught some old episodes of MTV’s Celebrity Death Match and thought it was a documentary.

Whatever the case, Farrah is looking to float like a butterfly and sting like an STD.

She just needs to find an opponent who’s as starved for cash and attention as she is.

Yes, believe it or not, Farrah is having a hard time finding someone who’s willing to punch her in the face.

Perhaps other washed-up celebs are worried about losing to Farrah and falling even further down the pseudo-fame ladder.

Or maybe they’ve heard that urban legend about how if you get too close, the stench of Farrah failure will never wash off and no casting director will ever talk to you again. 

Whatever the case, The Blast is reporting today that both Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton have been offered $ 250,000 to box Farrah.

Even after promoters threw in $ 100,000 to the charity of their choice, both women turned the offer down.

As The Ashley’s Reality Roundup points out, there’s good reason for this.

Lohan has a new reality show on the way, and while she’s desperate for the series to be a hit, fighting another MTV star on camera is likely a bridge too far even for LiLo.

For her part, Paris is getting married soon, and she’s probably in no hurry to have her face rearranged before she walks down the aisle (well, maybe by a licensed plastic surgeon, but that’s a conversation for another time).

And even though her career may have taken a nosedive in recent years, Paris is still a Hilton, which means she’s not exactly hard-up for cash.

So Paris and Lindsay aren’t interested, but that doesn’t mean Farrah is out of options.

Former 16 and Pregnant star Lindsey Nicole recently took to Instagram to talk major trash to Ms. Abraham:

“Really Farrah, you think you’re not a bully?” Lindsey wrote.

“Have you watched any of your episodes?

“You bully your mom, dad, producers, cast members, & anyone you think is less than you. Why don’t you get in the ring with me & try to bully me around and see how that goes.”

You would think that Farrah’s people would be making Lindsey an offer.

Instead, Abraham simply blocked her on Instagram.

Sadly, it’s looking more and more like the only celebrity Farrah will be going toe-to-toe with is Ron Jeremy.

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