Us Weekly is reporting that Jackson “feels it goes against Michael’s wishes to keep his kids out of the the limelight until age 18,” according to a source who spoke with the magazine.
Paris, 14, landed the role back in December, and aunt Janet has previously expressed concern over her niece entering the spotlight so soon.
“We’ve spoken about the fact that you’re only a child once,” Janet told Prevention magazine in May. “I think there’s a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films]. I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college—or not—but wait till she turns 18. She’s a very tough, smart girl. But it’s a cutthroat industry. I wouldn’t want my child to do it.”
During the manslaughter trial of Conrad Murray in October 2011, personal tape recordings of Michael Jackson were released which revealed Michael’s unshakable pain over not having a childhood.
“My performances will be up there helping my children and always be my dream,” Jackson said in the tapes, as previously reported by ABC News. “I loved them. I love them because I didn’t have a childhood. I had no childhood. I feel their pain. I feel their hurt. I can deal with it.”
Paris has been making quite a bit of noise lately. Earlier this week she slammed her uncle Randy on twitter.
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The Jackson family is fighting over a letter that allegedly “leaked” online earlier this week, and Michael’s daughter Paris, 14, is particularly annoyed with her Uncle Randy. In the letter, Randy, Jermaine, Janet, Tito and Rebbie reportedly demand that John Branca and John McClain resign from their positions as the executors of the Michael Jackson Estate. The Jackson family claim Branca and McClain’s actions have resulted in Katherine Jackson becoming so stressed out that she had a mini-stroke.
On Twitter, Randy posted, “We ask that everyone respects that this is a serious matter that will be handled by the proper authorities.” In response, Paris tweeted, “i am going to clarify right now that what has been said about my grandmother is a rumor and nothing has happened , she is completely fine.” She added, “i’d like to know who made up the rumor… i will defend my beloved family member with all i have , even if it means from other family members.”
Paris also directly tweeted her Uncle Randy: “@randyjackson8 hello dear FAMILY member i don’t appreciate you telling everyone things that aren’t true thank you very much.”
What do you guys think? If Janet seems to be the more level headed of the bunch should she have had a bigger say? Just what goes on in that family?