Paris Jackson, 18, at Grammy Awards on Sunday evening. Photo from Facebook.
Published February 13, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Paris Jackson, the 18-year-old daughter the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, sneaked in a political message against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline during her introduction of a performance by Daft Punk and The Weeknd on Sunday evening at the Grammy awards.
“We could do with this much support at pipeline protests,” Jackson said as the crowd applauded her entrance. “No DAPL.”
While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the easement which will allow for the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline last week, some 300 water protectors remain at Standing Rock encampments near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe have filed court actions to stop the Dakota Access pipeline.
The young Jackson, who is an aspiring young actress, first went public with her support of the water protectors at Standing Rock last December when she got a tattoo above her ankle and posted a photograph of it on Instagram.