Kim Kardashian refused to work with Balenciaga after the fashion brand published a campaign promoting child pornography. The influencer received an offer before the controversial photos were published. However, she refused after the scandal, TMZ reported.
She decided not to wear the Balenciaga outfits she planned to wear at upcoming events. She has already contacted other fashion designers.
"We sincerely apologize for any offense our holiday campaign may have caused.
Our plush bear bags should not have been featured with children in this campaign. We have immediately removed the campaign from all platforms," the company posted on its Instagram Story. "We apologize for displaying unsettling documents in our campaign.
We take this matter very seriously and are taking legal action against the parties responsible for creating the set and including unapproved items for our spring 23 campaign photoshoot. We strongly condemn abuse of children in any form.
We stand for children safety and well-being." Kim Kardashian, who has collaborated with Balenciaga several times, stated that this campaign was shocking and that the exploitation of children is unacceptable. She also mentioned that she is currently considering whether to continue the collaboration.
Kim K's previous statement:
"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." "As a mother of four, I have been shaken by the disturbing images.
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." "I appreciate Balenciaga’s removal of the campaigns and apology.
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." Balenciaga filed a $25 million lawsuit against North Six and set designer Nicholas Des Jardins, who designed the campaign.
She has previously posed for several Balenciaga campaigns and worn fashion shows. The fashion brand has filed a $25 million lawsuit against North Six and set designer Nicholas Des Jardins, who designed the campaign.