As many Americans went to sleep last night, they struggled to come to grips with a Donald Trump presidency. Like many Americans, Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late Michael Jackson, made her feelings known to her 1.25 million Twitter followers.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, as it appeared that Trump would become the next president of the United States, Jackson, 18, tweeted a picture of a man staring at a noose. While many people have used dark humor as a way to get through the election, Jackson’s fans didn’t find it funny following her previous suicide attempt.
“Oh god, Paris, please delete that tweet. That’s not funny, Trump isn’t worth it,” wrote one Twitter user. “No! No! Be strong. We support you, love you. Everything can be overcome. Presidents come and go. Love will win at the end!” wrote another.
Luckily for fans, Jackson continued to tweet throughout the night, but still continued to reveal how she was feeling, especially for women, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ community. “I’m genuinely very terrified for all females, lgbtq+ and immigrants. The fact that most of us don’t feel safe anymore is beyond alarming.”
Jackson ended her night by tweeting, “Raise your hand if you have genuinely insuppressible feeling of impending doom surging through your entire body,” and then retweeted Bindi Irwin, who said, “Let’s all pray for love and light. Now more than ever.”
In September, Jackson posted a video to YouTube opening up about being bullied and a past suicide attempt. “I don’t understand how there can be so much hatred in the world right,” Jackson said in the video. “I’ve tried sticking up for myself. I’ve tried the whole ‘blocking the haters’ thing, not reading the comments. I’ve tried a lot of things.”
In 2013, Jackson stayed at a residential facility in Utah after her suicide attempt and in February of this year, she revealed that she attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.