Gay Star News’ entertainment editor Jamie Tabberer labeled the magazine shoot as “hypocritical,” pointing to how homosexuality in Singapore is illegal and punishable by up to two years in prison.
Paris Jackson has responded to criticism over her Harper’s Bazaar Singapore cover.
Jackson, who is openly bisexual, graced the cover of the fashion mag for its September 2018 cover and was swiftly criticized by many in the LGBTQ+ community. Gay Star News’ entertainment editor Jamie Tabberer labeled the magazine shoot as "hypocritical," pointing out how homosexuality in Singapore is illegal and punishable by up to two years in prison. Tabberer criticized Jackson for not addressing this in her interview.
"As a member of the [LGBT] community, her decision is all the more disappointing," Tabberer wrote in the piece. "On the one hand, I consider her possible immaturity… On the other, I respect her enough to hold her accountable for her decisions."
In response, Jackson took down the cover from her Instagram account. She also tweeted a statement, expressing that while she was "grateful" for the opportunity, she doesn’t want to be "hypocritical" or "hurt" anyone especially those in her "fellow" LGBTQ+ community. However, Jackson stressed she believes that having a LGBTQ+ member on a Harper’s Bazaar Singapore cover is a message that should be "celebrated."
"i didn’t know, i am sorry," Jackson tweeted Sunday. "i was grateful for the opportunity, but i’ll delete the post now. i don’t want to be hypocritical or hurt anyone, and my support for my fellow LGBTQ+ community comes first before my love for fashion and gratitude for this opportunity. again, i’m sorry.
"i would like to add though that someone that is openly apart of the community being on the cover in a country against the community, should be celebrated," she added. "isn’t that a step forward? again, i am deeply sorry. i didn’t mean to be hypocritical or hurt anyone."
Read all of Jackson’s tweets below.
Many of her fans — including Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui who is openly bisexual as well — tweeted their support for Jackson. While other users wrote that Jackson shouldn’t delete the photo and should "celebrate" her accomplishment.
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