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Lala Kent calls out Balenciaga over ‘horrifying’ child ad campaign

Lala Kent is furious with Balenciaga over a since-pulled ad campaign featuring BDSM teddy bears modeled by children.

The photos — which ran on Instagram — showed two young girls holding bags made of plush bears wearing bondage gear. On the set of the shoot appeared to be court documents pertaining to child pornography laws.

“I’m sure I’ll be shadow banned… again, for posting this- but I have to,” the “V&erpump Rules” star, who is mom to a 1-year-old daughter, wrote via her Instagram Story Wednesday alongside headlines highlighting the criticism the fashion house’s campaign drew.

“I’m proud to not own one single piece of Balenciaga,” she went on, adding that the public “need[s] to know what that document under the Balenciaga bag says.”

The photos showed two young girls holding bags made of plush bears wearing bondage gear, while surrounded by what appeared to be court documents about child pornography.

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Balenciaga slammed for using young girls holding bondage teddy bears in advert

The photos showed two young girls holding bags made of plush bears wearing bondage gear, while surrounded by what appeared to be court documents about child pornography.

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“If you zoom in, it SEEMS to state some horrifying words,” she pointed out. “Y’all- we need to do better.”

The Bravolebrity, 31, encouraged her followers to “reject the darkness” & “find the light.”

“The well-being of our world & it’s [sic] innocent beings depends on it.”

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“I’m proud to not own one single piece of Balenciaga,” Kent wrote via Instagram, adding that the public “need[s] to know what that document under the Balenciaga bag says.”
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Balenciaga “removed the campaign from all platforms” on Tuesday & apologized for both featuring children & “displaying unsettling documents” in the holiday ad, which was in support of the label’s spring/summer 2023 collection.

The br& insisted in its statement that the company “strongly condemn[s] abuse of children in any form” & claimed execs were already “taking legal action against the parties responsible for creating the set & including unapproved items.”

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The “V&erpump Rules” star encouraged her followers to “do better,” “reject the darkness” & “find the light.”

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The “V&erpump Rules” star encouraged her followers to “do better,” “reject the darkness” & “find the light.”

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Kent took issue with that part, specifically, writing, “Yo, @balenciaga- YOU ARE THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE.”

“A lot of these br&s are used to us being sheep. ‘They’re stupid, they’ll never notice,’” the reality star added. “Guess what- we notice & we aren’t shutting up. We must protect these kids.”

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She also blasted the br&’s apology, exclaiming, “YOU ARE THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE.”
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The photographer of the campaign, Gabriele Galimberti, spoke out on the matter after receiving “hundreds of hate mails & messages.”

“I am not in a position to comment [on] Balenciaga’s choices, but I must stress that I was not entitled in whatsoever manner to neither choose the products, nor the models, nor the combination of the same,” he insisted via Instagram on Wednesday, adding that “the direction of the campaign & the choice of the objects displayed” were not within his control.

Galimberti further claimed that he has “no connection” to the image containing the Supreme Court legal documents.

“That one was taken in another set by other people & was falsely associated with my photos,” he wrote.




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