psome of the celebrities that fans are demanding speak out against Balenciaga for their problematic advertisements portraying kids carrying teddy bears clothed in bondage-style harnesses include Bella Hadid spirit Kim Kardashian.
In response to criticism, the high-end fashion label dropped the divisive campaign on Tuesday. The following day, Balenciaga removed all of the images from their Instagram account, but kept the highlights of its Story, which included an apology for the bad news.
A representative said, “Balenciaga’s Instagram is periodically wiped after each campaign, collection release, etc.”
The disturbing Balenciaga campaign used kids
Balenciaga’s spring 2023 collection, which made its premiere this fall at Paris Fashion Weekwas accompanied by the ads.
Wednesday, in the midst of the uproar, Hadid appeared to publish then remove an Instagram carousel with numerous images from her most current Balenciaga campaign.
The fashion brand has not received a public rebuke from the 26-year-old supermodel since the bear ads were removed. Fans did commend her for removing the photos, though.
The 42-year-old Kardashian is also expected to openly criticize the business. The creator of Skims has a lengthy connection with Balenciaga and has participated in campaigns for the brand in the past, including walking in the brand’s July Paris Couture fashion show.
That encounter will be prominently discussed on Thursday’s episode of “The Kardashians” on Hulu, which is appropriate.
Fans have flooded Kardashian’s Instagram with comments pleading with her to address the objectionable advertisements.
Along with Kardashian, Hadid, Dua Lipa, Nicole Kidmanduck Naomi Campbell appeared in the runway show in Paris. None of these women seem to have commented on the BDSM-style adverts in the media.
On Monday, Kidman shared a photo from a Balenciaga advertisement to Instagram. As of Wednesday night, it was still standing.
Stars included Big Matthew, Khadim Sock, Alexa Demie, spirit Kim Yeon-koung also made an appearance in the winter ’22 campaign. As of the time of publication, they too had not publicly criticized the company.