Balenciaga apologizes for ads featuring children holding teddy bears in bondage gear

Balenciaga apologizes for ads featuring children holding teddy bears in bondage gear

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  • November 24, 2022
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The fashion brand Balenciaga has apologized for an ad campaign that critics say it sexualizes children.

The ads, which ran on Instagram, show children holding teddy bear bags outfitted with what appear to be bondage gear, and also include documents that appear to be a child pornography court ruling. The company said it is taking legal action “against the parties responsible for creating the set containing unauthorized items for our Spring ’23 campaign photoshoot.”

It added: “We condemn in the strongest terms child abuse in any form.”

The photos were criticized on social media as “creepy” and “disturbing”. The adverts show young children holding teddy bears adorned with chains, fishnet stockings and other gear, while another photo shows a document hidden under a black purse that appears to be a 2002 Supreme Court case, Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, which slammed down parts of the Federal Child Pornography Prevention Act.

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Fashion company Balenciaga apologized for an ad campaign featuring children holding teddy bears in bondage gear and court documents appearing to be a verdict on child pornography. Critics on social media called the campaign “creepy” and “disturbing”. Balenciaga

Balenciaga said it removed the ads from all of its platforms, saying its “plush bear bags shouldn’t have been shown with children in this campaign.”

The fashion house was also in the news recently after cutting ties with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, according to news reports. The decision came after Ye made several offensive comments, including anti-Semitic posts, that earned him suspensions from Twitter and Instagram.

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