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‘Balenciaga severed their ties with Kanye West after 1 tweet. Now they apologize?’: Fans Blast Kim Kardashian, Balenciaga For Being Opportunistic Hypocrites, Demand Strict Action

Clothing brand Balenciaga has managed to completely wipe out its fanbase over the past few weeks. Balenciaga, which was considered a “high-society” clothing brand, faced backlash for a campaign that showed children holding teddy bears in bondage outfits. On top of that, another campaign included a Supreme Court decision on child pornography and a book about Belgian artist Michaël Borremans. The brand has apologized for the campaigns stating that the brand “strongly condemned” child abuse and said it never intended to “include it in our narrative.” However, many users on TikTok have posted of burning and cutting up their expensive clothes by Balenciaga.

People are boycotting Balenciaga and Kim Kardashian was targetted

Kim Kardashian
Socialite Kim Kardashian

Following the controversy, a lot of people shared videos of destroying clothing items made by Balenciaga. Many celebrities who were associated with the brand have taken a step back and boycotted them. However, Balenciaga ambassador Kim Kardashian has yet to part ways with them. The socialite doesn’t really need to hang on to the brand as her net worth currently stands at a whopping $1.8 billion, so cutting them off won’t really affect her. Many people have criticized the socialite for this as she only stated that she is “re-evaluating” her relationship with the brand.

Also read: ‘We sincerely apologize for any offense’: After Losing Hundreds of Millions in Brand Value, Balenciaga Tries Wooing Kim Kardashian Back With $25M Lawsuit

Balenciaga’s controversy

Balenciaga Controversial Ad
Balenciaga controversial advertisement

Spanish fashion brand Balenciaga found itself in the media spotlight because of two ad campaigns, one with a child model holding a teddy bear in a bondage outfit and another featuring a Supreme Court decision on child pornography and a book about Belgian artist Michaël Borremans. People on social media have expressed their hate for the brand and even claimed that the brand cut ties with rapper Kanye West after one tweet but expects people to ignore their blunder.

The brand has stated that it “strongly condemned” child abuse and said it never intended to “include it in our narrative.” The brand posted,

The two separate ad campaigns in question reflect a series of grievous errors for which Balenciaga takes responsibility.

Also read: Desperate to Save Her $1.8B Brand, Kim Kardashian Changes Blond Hair Color to Dissociate from Balenciaga Scandal

Balenciaga has sued the designers who came up with the idea

Kim Kardashian promoting Balenciaga
Kim Kardashian promoting Balenciaga

On Friday, it was revealed that Balenciaga is dropping a $25 million lawsuit against production outfit North Six and set designer Nicholas Des Jardins after its spring 2023 campaign included documents from a Supreme Court case about child pornography.

However, representatives for North Six and Des Jardins denied that they were responsible for it. Even several fashion experts have stated that they shouldn’t be blamed for a company’s advertisement.

Related: ‘I cancel cancel culture’: Kanye West Defends Balenciaga as Kim Kardashian Denounces Fashion Giant, Says ‘Trafficking doesn’t start with a fashion campaign’

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Farhan Asif
Farhan Asif

Farhan Asif is a content writer at AnimatedTimes. Having published over 300 articles, Farhan is currently pursuing Computer Science. In the past, he has worked with FandomWire, writing nearly 100 articles for the network. He likes to go on donation drives for his local NGO on weekends. He also has a close understanding of motorcycles as he previously had his own customization auto shop. Apart from that, you will always find him playing video games during his free time.

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