Late star Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson, who has shared her topless photograph online, says nudity is beautiful.
“I’ll say it again for those questioning what I stand for and how I express myself,” the 19-year-old model captioned a black-and-white shot of herself smoking and relaxing outside. She posted it on Instagram on Friday, reports usmagazine.com.
“Nudity started as a movement for ‘going back to nature’, ‘expressing freedom’, ‘being healthier’ and was even called a philosophy. Being naked is part of what makes us human. For me, it helps me feel more connected to Mama Gaia. I’m usually naked when I garden.”
Paris told her 1.4 million Instagram followers that being naked is “actually a beautiful thing” and doesn’t have to have a sexual connotation.
“Not only is your body a temple and should be worshipped as so, but also part of feminism is being able to express yourself in your own way, whether it’s being conservative and wearing lots of clothes or showing yourself,” she wrote.
“There’s different ways of absorbing mother earth’s energy… The human body is a beautiful thing and no matter what ‘flaws’ you have, whether it be scars, or extra weight, stretch marks, freckles, whatever, it is beautiful and you should express yourself however you feel comfortable.”
Paris ended her post with an unapologetic message.
“If this makes some of you upset I completely understand and I encourage you to maybe no longer follow me, but I cannot apologize for this in any way,” she wrote.
“It is who I am and I refuse to shy away and keep my beliefs a secret. Everyone has an opinion and everyone has their beliefs.”