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Paris Jackson left Dior show because she was 'heartbroken' over brand's treatment of horses

Paris Jackson is setting the record straight on why she suddenly left Dior’s 2019 cruise show on Friday.

Paris Jackson posed outside the show, which took place in Chantilly, France. (Photo: Francois G. Durand/WireImage)

The 20-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson posted a statement on Twitter denying reports that she had “stormed out” in a rage. The model did, however, confirm that she left because she was “taken by surprise” and a “little heartbroken” over the treatment of the horses in the French label‘s equestrian-themed show. According to Jackson, the show — which was inspired by Mexico’s female escaramuzo riders — featured animals who were “branded and whipped.”


Jackson was upset about the treatment of the horses in Dior’s show. (Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Though she’s a passionate advocate for animal rights, Jackson ended her message on an optimistic note, expressing hope that fashion brands will take steps to move past “animal cruelty.”


Fans are cheering Jackson for staying true to her beliefs and sticking up for the animals used in the show. Meanwhile, Dior has yet to respond to the controversy.

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