Ebon Badger wrote:
Again, I have to ask.. Weird genetic/plastic surgery skin lightening of her 'dad' aside....
There is an assumption, for whatever reason, that if one (or both) of your 'rents is black you will be noticeably brown also, with "kinky" hair etc etc. We can be a bit thrown when it turns out nature is way more complicated than that. Factor in that your average African American isn't actually all that african, and I'm not surprised by her appearance at all. I can see now why he was so paranoid about keeping the kids out of the public eye- it must be awful having complete strangers telling you your dad isn't your dad, you aren't black enough, and then some cunt from the Mail writes a load of drivel about you.
I'm well aware of how genetic characteristics can skip generations. Anecdote alert: I had a friend who appeared Mediterranean who had blue eyed, blonde siblings,parents & grandparents. Her great grandmother was Indian however.
Specifically in Jackson's case, however, I thought the doubts about his parentage of his children were based on a bit more than colour. In fact I thought it was proven.
I obviously haven't been paying attention to my gossip columns.