Paris Jackson Leaves Dior Fashion Show Over Concern About Horses

Details on why the 20-year-old rising star decided to exit the event in France

By Jess Cohen May 29, 2018 2:26 PMTags

UPDATE: Paris Jackson took to Twitter earlier this evening to clarify her abrupt exit from the Dior fashion show after reports that she left due to the animals involved in the production.

The 20-year-old wrote: "to be clear, i did not 'storm out' of the show. i quietly got up and walked out trying my hardest to not cause a scene, because i do not support animals being branded and whipped. not trying to become enemies in the fashion world in any way, but i will always be myself."


According to multiple outlets, the 20-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson made it to show in Paris, even taking photos after her arrival, but was spotted leaving the event as the models (and the rain) began to hit runway.

"By the end, the only cloud that remained over the event was the jarring exit of Paris Jackson, who had pranced in puddles barefoot for the photographers before the show, but stalked out in a rage as the first model made her way down the runway," the New York Times reports.

Paris Jackson and Miley Cyrus Hit the 2018 Met Gala With Stella McCartney
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Harper's Bazaar notes that the show's opening, which featured a rodeo with female riders on horses, might've been the reason for Jackson's exit.

"Not everyone was a fan of the horses though, as Paris Jackson was spotted leaving the show only minutes in, presumably out of concern for animal welfare," the publication states.

A source also tells E! News that Jackson's sensitivity to animals led to her exiting the show early.

"Paris did not storm out," the insider tells us. "She left because she was uncomfortable with the way in which the horses were being used. She loved the collection and being part of the weekend but she's just very sensitive when it comes to animals."

Over the weekend, Jackson posted a photo showing her standing out in the rain after the leaving the fashion event.

"left early n did this," she captioned the pic.

E! News has reached out to Dior for comment.