Kim Kardashian finally speak up on Balenciaga recent ad campaign
November 28, 2022
After people flooded Kim Kardashian’s Instagram to respond to the recent Balenciaga ad campaign for kids, Kim took to her Twitter and wrote;
“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,” Kardashian wrote in an explanation.
“As a mother of four, I have been shaken by the disturbing images,” she added. “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.”
In response to mounting criticism, Balenciaga dropped the problematic campaign on Tuesday and issued an apology for the bad news bears. The campaign also featured a printed copy of a US Supreme Court ruling on child porn legislation in the backdrop of one picture.
Kim responded ;
“I appreciate Balenciaga’s removal of the campaigns and apology,” Kardashian tweeted. “In speaking with them, I believe they understand the seriousness of the issue and will take the necessary measures for this to never happen again.”
“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 wrote.
In an apparent effort to transfer responsibility, Balenciaga filed a $25 million lawsuit against the production firm and set designer responsible for the contentious ad campaign on Friday.