Heartbroken Paris Jackson walked out of Dior show over use of fur
Paris hopes that all high-end fashion brands will soon switch over to no-fur and will be anti-animal cruelty
Paris Jackson is breaking her silence and has now come forward to explain why she chose to leave the Dior show in Paris recently. Several reports suggested that the actress was upset and stormed out of the show. Paris has now released a statement on Twitter explaining why she did so.
“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,” she wrote. “Not trying to become enemies in the fashion world in any way, but I will always be myself." She clarified that she was upset to see the use of animal fur in the fashion industry.
"I was not ‘enraged,’ just taken by surprise and a little heartbroken," she wrote. "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!"
A source who was present at the event told People that Paris decided to walk out of the show because she was not happy to see how the horses were treated on the show.
“She was uncomfortable with how the horses were being handled (the whipping sound was loud) so she quietly slipped out,” the source said referring to models who were dressed as rodeos and performed on horses during the show.
“The ladies performing with the horses were riding side-saddle so they had to use a crop to get the horses to go straight and it was pouring rain with no tent. Paris meant no disrespect to the brand. She loved the collection and had a wonderful time in Paris with Dior,” the source added.
Even though Paris walked out of the event, she made sure she enjoyed the rest of her day.
She took to her Instagram to share a picture of herself enjoying the rain. She captioned the photo as, "Left early n did this." She seemed to enjoy the weather as she decided to let go off her heels and could be seen walking barefoot. Her fans seemed to think it was a good decision as one commented, "Always a good call," while another wrote, "Why did we both leave barefoot lmao"