Paris Jackson, 20, didn’t adore the Dior Cruise fashion show in France. According to sources, Michael Jackson’s daughter headed for the exit just as the models began appearing on the runway as it started to rain.
"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 says.
Jackson may have left the show after seeing models riding horses during the show's opening. "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."
A source confirmed that this, in fact, may have been the reason. "Paris did not storm out. 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."
Women’s Wear Daily reported that Jackson “huffed out barefoot” after two assistants helped her take off her high-heeled sandals. The publication said it was unclear if Jackson was put off by the rain or the use of horses. Once outside, Jackson posted a pic to Instagram in which she is seen standing in the rain, looking at the sky. The caption read, “Left early and did this.”
Jackson’s love of animals is well-known. She owns a mixed-breed dog named Koa and a Labrador named Kenya, a gift from her father. In January, Jackson posted a pic to Instagram that showed her holding Koa's paw. "She holds my hand when the going gets tough," she wrote.
Jackson was recently criticized for not showing up to support her Aunt Janet, who received the Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. She later claimed that she wasn’t invited, which led to speculation that all is not well in the Jackson clan.
Jackson, who has signed with IMG Models, made her acting debut last March on FOX's Star. She also appeared in the film Gringo, opposite Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo, which was released earlier this year.
Although some have questioned whether Michael Jackson is Paris’ father given her seemingly caucasian appearance, Jackson maintains that the King of Pop is her biological father. The second of Jackson’s children, who was born Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson on April 3, 1998, to Jackson and Debbie Rowe, says she was sexually assaulted by a stranger when she was 14. She has reportedly attempted suicide three times. A stint at a therapeutic school in Utah, where she attended her last years of high school, reportedly helped her overcome her depression.