Kim Kardashian responded to the controversy surrounding Balenciagais now convicted fundraising ads. The campaign featured children carrying teddy bears dressed in BDSM gear such as leather harnesses. In the meantime, it is pictures from spring 2023, released close in time, was staged in an office setting and included a visible court document on child pornography. “I appreciate Balenciaga’s removal of the campaigns and apology“, she wrote to her Instagram History on Sunday, Nov. 27. “When I talk to them, I believe that they understand the seriousness of the problem and will take the necessary measures to ensure that this never happens again. As for my future with Balenciaga, I am currently reevaluating my relationship to the fire.”
Social media users immediately took Kardashian to task, claiming she’s not doing enough to break ties with the label. “Marrying the right person is so important that fact Kim Kardashian was quick to denounce Kanye his statements about Jews but not being quick to condemn her ties to Balenciaga because of their child pedo campaign tells you she cares more about money than keeping her family together,” a Twitter user commented. “People really expected Kim Kardashian condemning Balenciaga … when she let them put 9-year-old North West in a gimp mask for fashion week LAST MONTH,” pointed out another.
POPSUGAR has reached out to Balenciaga for comment. At the time of publication, other Balenciaga spokespersons Bella Hadid and Nicole Kidman have yet to remove the Spring ’23 ad campaigns from their personal accounts or release a statement. French actress Isabelle Huppert deleted her recent work for the French fashion house from her feed, though photos she posted in June is still present.
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