When the topic of race was raised, Paris -- whose father is late King of Pop Michael Jackson and mother is white-lady-with-bangs Debbie Rowe -- told the magazine,
Still, Paris shared memories of Michael reminding her to consider both aspects of her heritage, claiming,
Once the interview hit the web, daytime host Wendy Williams called Paris out during her Hot Topics segment on Thursday.
She told viewers,
A tweet from the Perez Hilton account bore the headline “@WendyWilliams Does NOT Want @ParisJackson To Call Herself Black!” and, according to Refinery29, prompted Paris to reply, “didn't birth me so,” in a since-deleted tweet.
Some viewers spoke up to echo Wendy's comments...
...while others reached out in support of Paris.
Following her father's death in 2009, when a then-11-year-old Paris spoke at his televised memorial, she's faced a decent amount of media backlash.
She told RS,
Regardless of whether Wendy acknowledges Paris' race the same way the 18-year-old does, it looks like Michael's only daughter will take it in stride.