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Paris Jackson’s portrayal as lesbian Jesus sparks backlash

Paris Jackson’s portrayal as lesbian Jesus sparks backlash

Paris Jackson’s portrayal of Jesus as a lesbian has attracted hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition of protest.

The 22-year-old daughter of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson appears as the character in the movie “Habit.”

According to Deadline the independent film stars Bella Thorne and “is about a street smart party girl with a Jesus fetish who gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out — by masquerading as a Nun.”

As of Thursday the Change.org petition against the film was quickly approaching almost 300,000 signatures.

“A new blasphemous Hollywood film is predicted to come out soon depicting Jesus as a lesbian woman,” a statement on the petition reads. “The film “Habit” stars Paris Jackson who plays the role of “lesbian Jesus.” Distributors haven’t picked it up as of yet, so let’s please spread awareness and wake people up to the Christianophobic garbage that is spread nowadays, but is somehow accepted and praised by society.”

CNN has reached out to reps for Jackson for comment.

It’s not Jackson’s first gig.

She had a small role in 2017 as Rachel Wells on the Fox TV series “Star” and has also appeared in the series “Scream” and the film “Gringo.”

Singer Sia tweeted a message of support for Jackson on Wednesday.

“Dear @ParisJackson I love you, keep going,” the tweet read. “I believe you are a good person.”

On Thursday the star took to Twitter to write “Hey. Lay off @ParisJackson you bullies.”

“It’s me that has my opinions as a 44 year old woman. Let her be a child please- attack me,” Sia tweeted. “I am more than equipped to deal with us disagreeing on a subject. Let’s not ruin her music release and finding her own voice.”

Jackson and her boyfriend Gabriel Glenn recently debuted a docuseries, “Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn,” on Facebook about their lives and their band, The Sunflowers.

“Everyone in my family does music. I mean, I’m a Jackson,” she said on the series debut Tuesday. “It makes sense that I’m a musician but like…a Jackson doing folk indie?”

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When the music video for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s first collab dropped Friday, one revelation left fans stunned: Kylie Jenner.

The music video for “WAP” features the two rappers luxuriating in a huge, pastel-toned mansion — strutting down hallways and dancing with cheetahs.

About halfway in, the music stops and is replaced by the sound of clicking heels. The camera zooms in on the edge of a cheetah-print gown and slowly moves up. Anticipation is built. Then, it is revealed: Jenner, who says nothing in the video yet warrants a 25-second pause.

Many fans, it seems, were not exactly thrilled — so much so that a petition to remove Jenner from the video has already received more than 33,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.

The description of the petition gets right to the point: “The video was perfect until we saw K and I wanted to throw my phone.”

On person took matters into her own hands, editing Jenner’s part out of the video and uploading it onto Twitter, where it has almost 300,000 views.

Jenner isn’t the only cameo in the “WAP” video. Artists like Normani, Mulatto, Sukihana and Rubi Rose are given cameos toward the end, in an effort to uplift fellow female musicians.

The problem many have with Jenner’s appearance is rooted in her history of what’s been coined as “blackfishing,” an attempt at mimicking the look and style of Black women. Just this year, Jenner posted a photo of herself on Twitter in a long, curly blonde wig with noticeably darker skin.

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