Kim Kardashian is reevaluating her relationship with Balenciaga
kim kardashian feel “shocked and outraged” by dragging recently Balenciaga campaigns. Last week, the luxury retailer apologized after social media users accused it of child molestation in two recent advertising campaigns.
Before and after Balenciaga’s apology, social media users also asked Kim to speak about the campaigns. She is one of the brand’s most popular ambassadors and a mother of four to Kanye West. Last month, Balenciaga severed its partnership with Ye for unrelated reasons.
Kim broke her silence on the controversial creative vision on Sunday (November 27).
“I’ve been quiet for the past few days, not because I don’t feel disgusted and indignant at Balenciaga’s recent campaigns, but because I wanted the opportunity to speak with their team so I could understand what was going on. how could this happen,” Kim said. “As a mother of four, I am shocked by the disturbing images. The safety of children must come first and any attempt to normalize child abuse of any kind should have no place in our society — period.”
What made Balenciaga’s campaigns go viral?
Some of the images from Balenciaga’s holiday gifting campaign feature children with bear bags dressed in tights. While the female models appeared to be appropriately dressed, the bears wore mesh tops, necklaces, and spiked cuffs around their wrists and anklets. Elsewhere in the photos, Balenciaga advertised holiday gifts like wine glasses, dog leashes and bowls, and what looked like a vase.
When Balenciaga hires you to take their new photoshoot and you show up and see a toddler lying on the sofa with wine glasses and tights arranged around them, you walk away. Stage = Stage. pic.twitter.com/DSoHgQLM6O
– Round (@xhoop) November 21, 2022
Gabriele Galimberti posed for the Holiday Toy Story campaign. He said CNN that he is “must not choose products, designs, or combinations of the same in any way.”
Another campaign, created in partnership with Adidas, used court ruling documents related to federal child pornography law as a prop. Unfortunately, a viral tweet by June Nicole Lapine (@shoe0onhead) Incorrect link campaigns during the first wave of backlash.
the “Balenciaga” brand just did a fun uh… photo shoot… for their new products recently including a deliberately concealed court document about ‘virtual child pornography’ ‘
ordinary things pic.twitter.com/zjMN5WhZ0s
– shoes (@shoe0nhead) November 21, 2022
Kim says she’s reevaluating her future with Balenciaga
As stated, the brand released a statement apologizing for both campaigns. They admit that the “luxury bear bags should not be given with children” in the campaign and assure everyone that the campaign has been removed across platforms.
Then they apologized for “show disturbing material” in a collaborative campaign by Adidas. Balenciaga also announced it would pursue legal action against “the parties responsible for the creation of the kit and the inclusion of unapproved items”.
Their statement said: “We strongly condemn the abuse of children in all its forms. “We represent the safety and well-being of children.”
In his statement, Kim expressed appreciation for the removal of the campaign and Balenciaga’s apology. She believes that the brand understands “the severity of the problem and will take necessary measures so that this never happens again.”
However, the business beauty also revealed that she is re-evaluating her relationship with the brand after this incident.
“As for my future with Balenciaga, I am currently re-evaluating my relationship with the brand, based on their willingness to accept responsibility for something that should never have happened right away. from scratch — & the actions I expect them to take to resolve the issue. protect children,” Kim said.
Kim broke the days of silence after the season finale of kardashian family. Coincidentally, the episode focuses on Kim walking during the Balenciaga show during Fashion Week in July.