AceShowbiz - Paris Jackson has issued an apology for her "insensitive" tweet following Sunday's mass shooting which claimed more than 25 parishioners at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas. Prior to learning of the massacre, the 19-year-old aspiring actress tweeted, "why the f**k do people keep dying."
why the fuck do people keep dying
— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) November 6, 2017
After her initial post, Paris wrote early Monday, "whoa just now hearing about texas, & realized how insensitive to the families my last tweet must seem.." The daughter of the late Michael Jackson went on "to clarify" that her tweet "was about a friend."
whoa just now hearing about texas, & realized how insensitive to the families my last tweet must seem.. to clarify, that was about a friend— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) November 6, 2017
Paris followed it up with another post in which she said, "my heart is with everyone affected and in pain during this tragic time."
my heart is with everyone affected and in pain during this tragic time— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) November 6, 2017
Paris' fans were quick to accept her apology, with many offering their own condolences for her loss. When one of them said, "I'm real tired of telling you I'm sorry for your loss this year honestly I'm ready to fight at this point. Idek who I wanna fight," the "Gringo" actress responded, "same," clearly frustrated by the continuing mass violence.
Paris is no stranger to sharing her views on social issues. Back in August, in the wake of the clash between protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia that left demonstrator Heather Heyer dead, Paris delivered an impassioned speech at the MTV VMAs.
Paris said people should have "zero tolerance" for the "violence," "hatred" and "discrimination" perpetrated by the "Nazi, white supremacist jerks in Charlottesville." She told the crowd, "If we all put our voices together, do you realize the difference we would make? If we were to all stand up, united, as one, our impact, it would be, huge, believe me, huge." She noted, "and that's not fake news," imitating U.S. President Donald Trump.
A gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church, killing 26 while 20 were injured in the attack, officials reported. According to federal law enforcement, the shooting suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley. The incident came just a month after Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured 546 others when he opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas on October 1.