Kim Kardashian says she’s “re-evaluating” her relationship with Balenciaga after “disturbing” ad campaign

Kim Kardashian’s future with vogue powerhouse Balenciaga is now unsure after the Paris-based model unveiled adverts final week depicting kids holding plush bears in bondage-style attire. Kardashian, who in recent times has served as an envoy of types to the model – carrying the clothes to giant occasions and selling their items on her social media – now says she is rethinking that relationship.

The adverts, which have been stated to be to advertise Balenciaga’s plush bear baggage, have been a part of the model’s vacation campaign. The bears, nevertheless, are carrying BDSM gear and are being held by kids that seem like not more than 5 years previous. In one of many photos, a toddler can also be surrounded by what seem like wine and cocktail glasses. 

“I have been quiet for the past few days, not because I haven’t been disgusted and outraged by the recent Balenciaga campaigns, but because I wanted an opportunity to speak to their team to understand for myself how this could have happened,” she tweeted on Sunday. 

“As a mother of four, I have been shaken by the disturbing images,” she wrote. “The safety of children must be held with the highest regard and any attempts to normalize child abuse of any kind should have no place in our society — period.”

Kardashian went on to say that she “appreciates” the model’s elimination of the campaign and its apology and that after talking with representatives, she believes “they understand the seriousness of the issue” and will not repeat the state of affairs. 

“As for my future with Balenciaga, I am currently re-evaluating my relationship with the brand, basing it off their willingness to accept accountability for something that should have never happened to begin with — & the actions I am expecting to see them take to protect children,” she stated. 

Photos from the campaign have been deleted from Balenciaga’s Instagram web page, with the model saying that the luggage “should not have been featured with children in this campaign.” The campaign additionally included a picture that confirmed a doc that gave the impression to be the 2002 Supreme Court case Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, which struck down two provisions of the Child Pornography Prevention Act that have been stated to be “overbroad and vague.” 

“We apologize for displaying unsettling documents in our campaign,” Balenciaga stated. “We take this matter very seriously and are taking legal action against the parties responsible for creating the set and including unapproved items for our Spring 23 campaign photoshoot. We strongly condemn abuse of children in any form. We stand for children safety and well-being.” 

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