5 Signs That Paris Jackson Is Totally A Witch

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as above, so below, as within, so without

Paris Jackson is, for the most part, a mystery. She is the fairly media-shielded daughter of the King of Pop, who has not nabbed the now-typical reality show deal, never sat down for a tell-all, and generally keeps her private life, well, private. Today, she is in the news for clapping back at critics on her Instagram who feel like Paris "owes them" something on her social media, saying, "The expectations for my DAD were f***ing ridiculous. He didn't owe you anything, yet he was ripped to shreds DAILY. I will not let that happen to me," hinting at her own struggles with addiction (though, to be fair, many people attend AA meetings for many different reasons).
This landed us on Paris' Instagram page, a recently un-private space where the 17-year-old gal shares her art, life, and thoughts. Generally, celebrity children share very little in common with us, but suddenly we noticed a familiar pattern with Paris' postings: She's totally a witch, y'all.
Yup, our inner magick user spotted a kindred love of the occult in Paris Jackson, and it is very, very excited. Paris so clearly understands the Wiccan ways and definitely wields a power that is decently otherworldly. Just to make sure our instincts are on point, we contacted Gabriela Herstik, VICE contributor, writer, and expert on all things generally witchy. She confirmed, saying: "So, besides the fact that Paris has the Wiccan Rede in her Instagram bio, she also talks about meditation, posts about chakras and has photos of herself in yoga poses. She doesn’t seem like she’s fake and preaching about it, either. Meditation, for her, is anything that will quiet her mind, like snowboarding. She even has selfies of herself with a fake third eye—girl knows what’s up. Anyone can be a witch—it’s usually just a path you consciously have to start on. I definitely think Paris is on that path— anyone who’s conscious of the moon's aura and talks about it is probably into some witchy ish."
Need proof that the middle Jackson is up on her spell casting? We got you, fam.



The Wiccan Rede:
Described by Herstik as "basically the closest thing Wiccans have to a law," Paris has the rede as her Instagram bio, which is, "An ye harm none, do what ye will." Basically, it means that you do you, as long as you're not hurting anyone around you.

This Crystal/Dried Flower Situation:
Wrapped crystals, geodes, and more are laced over what appears to be the text of Henry The IV, the Shakespearean play about young Prince Hal turning away from his merriment and debauchery to assume the wealth and title which belong to him.

Yup, Paris hashtagged with the Welsh goddess many Pagans consider the deity of change, rebirth, and transformation, possessing the power of knowledge and insight, with a cauldron full of "poetic inspiration."

The Pentagram:
While her followers freak out about whether or not she's a Satanist, anyone interested in spiritual symbology would know that the five-pointed star has many meanings: The five senses, the human form, or, in Paganism, the most holy protective symbol.

Chakra Magick:
While chakra awareness comes from Reiki healing and Hindu mysticism, the modern witch understands the body's flow of energy and the need to keep everything aligned.

Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Agyness Deyn also star

Elisabeth Moss is trying to keep it together as punk rock artist Becky Something in the trailer for forthcoming movie Her Smell. She's surrounded by iconic faces who make up her band Something She, Gayle Rankin as Ali van der Wolff and Agyness Deyn as Marielle Hell, as she grapples with the fact that her musical prowess just doesn't draw as big a crowd as it used to.

In addition to the wavering fame, Becky is "grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom," according to a press release. "When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success." And what's clear from the trailer, Moss is absolutely meant for this role, transforming into the punk on the brink of collapse.

Rounding out the cast are Ashley Benson, Cara Delevingne, and Dan Stevens. Watch the official trailer, below. Her Smell hits theaters on April 12 in New York and 14 in L.A., with "national expansion to follow."




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In an acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards

As The 1975 accepted the BRIT Award for Best British group, outspoken frontman Matty Healy shared the words of journalist Laura Snapes as a way of calling out misogyny that remains ever-present in the music industry. Healy lifted a powerful quote from Snapes' coverage of allegations against Ryan Adams for The Guardian: "Male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of 'difficult' artists, [while] women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don't understand art."

Snapes reacted almost immediately on Twitter, saying she was "gobsmacked, and honoured that he'd use his platform to make this statement." Snapes had originally written the line for an interview she published with Sun Kil Moon singer Mark Kozelek back in 2015, in response to Kozelek publicly calling her a "bitch" who "totally wants to have my babies" because she requested to speak in person rather than via e-mail, which she brought up in the more recent piece on Adams. Kozelek's vile response, and the misogyny that allowed it to play out without real consequences, it could be argued, could have easily played out in the same way in 2019, which makes her reiteration of the line, and Healy's quoting it on such a large platform, all the more important.

It should be noted that back in December, Healy caught a bit of heat himself on Twitter for an interview with The Fader in which he insinuated that misogyny was an issue exclusive to hip-hop, and that rock 'n' roll had freed itself of it. He clarified at length on Twitter and apologized, saying, "I kinda forget that I'm not very educated on feminism and misogyny and I cant just 'figure stuff out' in public and end up trivializing the complexities of such enormous, experienced issues."