Paris Jackson makes heart-breaking suicide attempt admission
Paris Jackson has made a heart-breaking admission that she attempted suicide aged just 14.
The 18 year old - the daughter of late pop legend Michael Jackson - sobbed as she recalled wanting to kill herself because of online hate she received from trolls in a shocking Instagram video that's since been deleted.
The aspiring actress cited Justin Bieber's dramatic exit from Instagram following the abuse he and his new girlfriend Sofia Richie received from fans as proof that cyberbullies are "f***ing" people up.
Weeping uncontrollably during the two and-a-half minute clip, Paris says: "I don't understand how there can be so much hatred in the world right now 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, I'm very nice to people I meet. I'm usually a very trusting person. I try to be open with you guys on a daily basis, I share a lot, I'm very public. 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 added: "I know I'm not the only one, f***ing Justin Bieber went into a downward spiral because everybody that he dates gets so much hate. 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***s 'em up."
Paris - who has brothers Prince, 19, and 14-year-old Blanket - ended by apologising for her outburst and admitted she felt emotionally "exhausted".
She said: "Really and truly it's really exhausting. Sorry for the rant, but it's some stuff that I've been holding in for a long time, years."
Later on Wednesday (14.09.16) she took to Twitter and defended the 'Sorry' singer again, saying: "I don't blame justin for deleting his instagram account. the type of harassment i see on my account daily is enough to make someone suicidal (sic)"
But seemingly after a backlash from fans for posting and deleting the video - which was uploaded by a third party to YouTube - she added: "Why does it feel like the wrong thing when you do the right thing. (sic)"