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Paris Jackson Tells Oprah Winfrey She Is Bullied at School

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June 12, 2012|8:11 am

Paris Jackson, the daughter of late music icon Michael Jackson, opened up to famed talk show host Oprah Winfrey in an airing of "Oprah's Next Chapter" to discuss her life following the death of her famous father and being the victim of bullying.

The teenager told Winfrey that dealing with loss of her father, who died nearly three years ago on a heavy dose of the anesthesia propofol, "never gets easier" and shared that after she stopped being home schooled that she began to be the victim of bullying.

"People try, but it doesn't always work. At school some people try to cyber bully me. They try to get me with words, but that doesn't really work," the 14-year-old told Winfrey in the exclusive interview aired on Sunday on Oprah's new network OWN.

Paris, who is the second oldest of Jackson's three children, also opened up about why her father would hide his children's faces behind masks whenever they stepped out in public with him – something the teenager admits confused her but ultimately believes was meant to protect their childhood and shield them from a life of notoriety.

"I was really confused. I didn't get why I was wearing a mask. But I understand it now – why my dad would want our faces to be covered. When we went out without him we wouldn't be recognized," she shared.

"He told us that when he was younger he didn't really have a childhood. He would always be stuck in the studio singing while the kids were out playing. He wanted us to have that," she said.

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The 14-year-old only daughter of the notoriously private singer is pursing a career in acting and the teenager is set to appear in the upcoming fantasy film "Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys."

 

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