Paris Jackson’s Most Controversial Instagram Moments

One scroll through Paris Jackson’s Instagram account, and there’s no question she leads an eccentric lifestyle. From tattoos to smoking weed and everything in between, this Jackson truly doesn’t give a you-know-what.

Curious to see which of her countless controversial moments made the list? Read on to find out.

1. When she performed a ledge-walking stunt

Paris Jackson in a tree

She’s clearly not afraid of heights. | Paris Jackson via Instagram

When Jackson posted an Instagram video of herself dancing along the ledge of a high-rise, it immediately sparked concern. And the video’s caption, “I almost died,” certainly didn’t help her case, either.

Taken during New York Fashion Week, the video led family members to assume the 20-year-old may be having a meltdown. Furthermore, Page Six reports the careless stunt reminded the Jackson clan of Michael Jackson’s 2002 stunt, during which he infamously dangled his son, Blanket, over a balcony in Berlin.

Next: Further concern for Jackson

2. When she looked hopeless in a bathtub

Paris Jackson in a bathtub with flowers

This unhappy photo caused some concern. | Paris Jackson via Instagram

While she may (or may not) be in a good place right now, Jackson has been open about past suicide attempts. Following her father’s untimely death in 2009, the late king of pop’s daughter struggled with depression, battled drug abuse, and was sexually assaulted at age 14.

That said, the image of her looking disheveled in a bathtub of flowers may not be the best way to ease her family’s concern.

Next: Who cares?

3. When she smoked weed

Paris Jackson and Snoop Dogg smoking marijuana

She smoked with the King of Cannabis himself. | Paris Jackson via Instagram

Does Jackson like smoking weed? Yes, it would appear so. But it’s 2018, folks. And in the grand scheme of things, is it really that big a deal? No.

Even still, this one made the list because, like it or not, marijuana is considered taboo. Bonus points for smoking weed with Snoop Dogg, though.

Next: This comment offended a lot of people.

4. When she offended everyone with this insensitive caption

Paris Jackson, daughter of US music legend Michael Jackson, arrives for a photo opportunity for the press ahead of Australia's premier horse race, the 157th Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on November 7, 2017.

Her entire Australia trip was riddled with controversy. | Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images

During a November 2017 trip to Australia, Jackson made headlines for a handful of reasons. For starters, she was photographed pressing her face up against a window — nose up, tongue out — at the Melbourne Cup. And then, she stunned yet again with an offensive photo taken at the zoo. The image sparked controversy thanks to her caption, “A dingo at my baby.”

Unfortunately, the real meaning of the phrase refers to a horrific murder that occurred decades ago. When an infant was abducted from a tent in 1980, authorities blamed the mother. Years later, she was exonerated when it was discovered a dingo had killed her baby.

At the time, Jackson was unaware of the real-life tragedy, and immediately posted an apology for anyone she might have offended.

Next: Jackson certainly has a voice.

5. When she slammed Donald Trump for his politics

Donald Trump

Jackson isn’t happy with where the president stands on at least one issue. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

One look through Jackson’s Instagram account, and it’s clear she’s one with nature. So, when Donald Trump threatens the future of our public lands, she gets angry. And who could blame her?

Whether you agree with Trump’s politics isn’t the point. The point is, his stance on protecting our land is a controversial one, and clearly, it’s one Jackson is passionate about.

Next: No shirt, no shoes, no problem 

6. When she poses with no clothes on

Paris Jackson posing without a shirt on

She’s very comfortable in the nude. | Paris Jackson via Instagram

We love Mother Nature as much as the next person, which is why we love Jackson’s commitment to exploring the great outdoors, as she is here. But some people might consider this controversial, along with a handful of other semi-nude photos she’s posted. She has, however, offered an explanation for it.

In one Instagram post, Jackson explains that being naked is a way of expressing freedom, being healthier, and returning to nature. It makes people human, and makes her feel more connected. And let’s be honest; camping is the perfect place to bare it all, anyway.

Next: Don’t go changing.

7. When she gave the middle finger

Paris Jackson at the MTV video music awards

She is very much her own person. | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

If this throwback picture of Jackson flipping the bird tells us anything, it’s this: She’s always been true to herself. She doesn’t care what people think, and she’s long been an outspoken individual who marches to her own beat. And we’d bet it’s a trait her late father would have been proud of.

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