Paris Jackson is speaking out after reports surfaced last week that she “stormed out” of Friday’s Dior Couture spring/summer 2019 Cruise collection presentation in France.
The 20-year-old model released a statement on Twitter on Tuesday, explaining that she didn’t “storm out” of the show, but she did leave because she didn’t support what the brand was doing.
“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,” Paris wrote. “Not trying to become enemies in the fashion world in any way, but I will always be myself,” Paris explained.
“Furthermore, i was not ‘enraged,’ just taken by surprise and a little heartbroken,” Paris continued in another tweet. “And i have no doubt that all high end fashion brands will soon switch over to no-fur and anti animal cruelty, as that seems to be the pattern here. and we should all be very excited about that! :).”
furthermore, i was not ‘enraged,’ just taken by surprise and a little heartbroken. and i have no doubt that all high end fashion brands will soon switch over to no-fur and anti animal cruelty, as that seems to be the pattern here. and we should all be very excited about that! 🙂
— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) May 30, 2018
The fashion show included women riding on rodeo horses in the outfits instead of a tradition runway. According to reports on social media, the riders were cracking whips in order to get their horses to ride in a straight line and that’s likely the reason that Paris chose to walk out of the show.
Paris took a walk in the rain in France following the show and shared a photo of it on her Instagram. So it looks like the rest of her trip turned out just fine!
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