What's In A Name? Michael Jackson's Daughter Scrubs Off The Vandalism Defacing Her Father's Name On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
"Some people have no f******* respect," wrote Paris, Michael Jackson's only daughter.
The 19-year-old's strongly worded caption accompanied a photo of her posted to her Instagram account that showed her on all fours scrubbing off what looked like red graffiti spray painted on a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
However, the American model clarified that the star didn't actually belong to her father, the late icon of pop; it belonged to a British talk-radio personality with exactly the same name. Britain's Michael Jackson, a man whose show aired in Los Angeles for 32 years, often talked about politics, the arts, and pressing social issues of the time.
"I understand that there is a difference between the radio emblem and the record, but a name is a name," she continued in her caption.
News outlets that have covered the incident have suggested that the vandals might have still meant to offend the singer's longstanding fans, friends, and family, as his 9th death anniversary is in a few days' time. Michael died on June 25, 2009, reportedly from a prescription drug overdose, at the age of 50.
The hypothesis was also made based on the fact that many of the "Thriller" singer's followers mistakenly lay wreaths and left tributes on the radio personality's star on the days following Michael's death. (Michael's real star is located across Graumann's Chinese Theater, a Los Angeles entertainment landmark).
Supporting this is how Vas J Morgan, a British magazine editor and TV personality, tweeted her to express his admiration for her initiative, to which she responded, "Apparently it’s not his actual star but hey that’s still his name."
thanks man. i was at my friend apt that lives basically next door this morning and another buddy of mine said he saw this last night. thankfully there was a walgreens half a block away. apparently it’s not his actual star but hey that’s still his name. justa bit of acetone bishhh https://t.co/qSP8PIPyHb— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) June 14, 2018
Paris was photographed with her own cleaning supplies—a bottle of acetone and a bag of paper towels—that she used to remove the offensive graffiti. A second photo of the finished product was also posted on Instagram, showing a perfectly clean, buffed star.
The famous teenager who was only 11 years old when Michael passed away often posts about her beloved father online. Cherishing memories of Michael and continuing to protect his legacy in every way she can, her latest post of him from earlier this week reads: "My one source of strength. the only thing keeping me going. my love, my light, my archangel."
Photo from @parisjackson