Latest News

11-21“Beyond Disturbing”: Balenciaga Ad Campaign Features Children with Bondage Teddy Bears

No comments

MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD. ENOUGH. WE CANNOT DO THIS ALONE. WE NEED EVERYONE. #ProtectOurChildren

CALL BALENCIAGA NEW YORK HEADQUARTERS – 646-889-1895 & SAY UNACCEPTABLE USING CHILDREN IN YOUR SPRIN 2023 CAMPAIGN. ADULTS, DO WHAT YOU WANT BUT KIDS ARE OFF-LIMITS.

Luxury fashion house Balenciaga is raising child safeguarding concerns after launching a new ad campaign featuring children and bondage-themed toys that many are calling “disturbing.”

On November 19, Twitter user @DatCatDer posted two screenshots from the Balenciaga official website showing off images being used to promote the site’s holiday gift shop.

Both of the images feature very young child models holding teddy bears. But what looks like an innocent enough photoshoot at first glance will quickly raise eyebrows once the accessories the bears are wearing are given a closer loo

In one photo, taken from the main page of Balenciaga’s US site, the child is standing on a pink bed holding a teddy bear wearing a fishnet top, collar with lock, and ankle and wrist restraints. In the full-sized version of the image, a second teddy bear is visible in the bedroom wearing a collar and blindfold.

In the second image, taken from the gift shop’s catalogue, a different child model is seen standing on a couch holding a teddy bear that is wearing a leather chest harness and collar. As in the first, a second teddy bear is visible in the room wearing more leather gear.

The bears are in fact hand-held accessories from Balenciaga’s Spring 2023 collection.

Read more here.

 

lynnswarriors11-21“Beyond Disturbing”: Balenciaga Ad Campaign Features Children with Bondage Teddy Bears