Balenciaga Releases BDSM Themed Teddy Bear To Promote Children’s Line

By | November 24, 2022

The luxury fashion brand Balenciaga has apologized after getting backlash from using bondage teddy bears in a recent ad campaign. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola discuss on The Young Turks. Watch TYT LIVE on weekdays 6-8 pm ET.

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“Balenciaga apologized for its latest ad campaign that featured children holding plush teddy bear bags accessorized with bondage gear after it sparked outrage on social media and drew accusations of sexualizing children.

The luxury fashion brand issued a statement on Tuesday on social media, stating that it pulled the ads from all of its platforms.

“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,” the statement said.”

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High-end fashion brand Balenciaga is apologizing after running An ad an ad campaign featuring children Holding us a stuffed bear stuffed animal But The stuffed animal purses are outfitted With bondage gear I just But why But why How about you just make a good product And uh don't mess around with weird ad Campaigns like this uh people don't like That don't like it and I hate that it Provides fodder for right Wingers who Already think that everyone's Sexualizing the kids Shot by photographer Gabrielle Galimberti Do you know him John Do you think I'm gonna know any of the Nouns or proper nouns in this story I Mean he sounds Italian I'm just saying You know he's your brother Okay all right let's move on let's move On uh this is a serious story uh so Images linked to the Balenciaga gift Shop campaign featured these young Children dressed in uh the Balenciaga Kid line I feel like I'm pronouncing Balenciaga Wrong whatever according to the original Press release issued last week The Campaign iterates on the artist series

Toy stories uh an exploration of what People collect and receive as gifts the Company said that the line featured Dozens of new products ranging from Homeware petware and scent From everyday items to limited edition Collectibles and bespoke furniture we Need to tax the rich But the ad release also got negative Reactions with people accusing the Company of or the brand of sexualizing Children so the stuff Bears appear to be Accessorized with bondage and BDSM gear Such as studded leather harnesses and Collars with locks So we've got examples and Look I don't think the kit on one hand In terms of like what the kid Understands I highly doubt these Adorable kids Realize that they're holding a bear That's dressed in bondage I I see the point about like It's not good In an image that features bondage Accessories is not a good idea like I Just I don't I don't like it Um and I can see why people would have a Problem with it I have a problem with it Uh but I don't know maybe maybe I'm Prude here John what do you think Uh I think nothing that this company has Done has ever

Battered to me Than nothing they do in the future it's Convenient to the right to be able to Point to this and say that this is Sexualizing of kids and we should be Worried about it to advance their Political agenda when of course they've Had no issue with Donald Trump you know Salivating over little kids whole life Or whatever or the stuff they had to say About this Lane Maxwell like again very Convenient Um I don't care what high fashion Companies do they are to me among the Most irrelevant companies in literally Any area of human existence they can do Whatever they want they're weirdos all Their ad campaigns are we is this really Any weirder than the others but I will Say just to get to give the right more To get mad about uh I I have no interest In the kids having the bondage bear it Looks weird and the kids honestly don't Even seem to be enjoying the toys That's true so they seem bored with it Honestly and they appear to understand s M culture as little as most people do But but also like can we point out that As weird as it is to have them holding That like we have little kids play with Soldiers constantly we fetishize people Whose entire job is murder they're fine With that also by the way tons of dolls And toys are dressed up in ways that are

Supposed to be conventionally attractive And are sexualized so this particular Subcultures like stuff that's supposed To be attractive is weird but like like This and high heels isn't it weird like What just because this doesn't turn you On it's worse I remember when the right Wing including but not limited to Tucker Carlson you're gonna say simultaneously Had a meltdown because the sexy green Eminem Was being stripped of her GoGo boots and They were being replaced with less Sexualized sneakers like sports Anna Tucker Carlson just had the same request As Kanye West give me a candy I can f Uck that's all he wanted No but it's so true So true and you know as you were your Excellent point I couldn't help but Think about the toys I played with when I was growing up I mean I loved Barbies Barbie is hyper I mean especially in That era yeah Barbies were Hypersexualized yeah super sexualized Like I mean they're trying to be a Little better I was you know at a store The other day and I noticed you know Barbies on the shelf and I noticed that Their body type is a little more Still not realistic but getting a little Bit closer to realistic but they're they The dolls are still anyway yeah anyway I

Want to finish up the story though Because there are some more details here That I think are worth talking about so The photographer insists that he is not To blame he said he had no influence Over the products and models which by The way I believe the photographer a Photographer has no control over the Products that are being sold by Balenciaga and he also has no control Over what their ad campaign is He says but he has issues with some of The criticism he says I suspect that any Person prone to pedophilia searches on The web and has unfortunately a too easy A too easy access to images completely Different than mine absolutely explicit In their awful content Lynching like these are addressed Against wrong targets and distract from The real problem the criminals uh so He's Italian calm down John okay calm Down so a little bit of broken English There but we get what he's trying to say There and I think he makes a decent Point I mean we're an Italian yeah Shots fired on your brethren Um still Balenciaga apologized on Instagram saying we sincerely apologize For any offense or holiday it's our Holiday campaign John that's wow Babe which holiday are they trolling Right Wingers I feel like this is just Trolling them at this point they decided

To make this their holiday campaign it's Amazing our plush bear bags should not Have been featured with children in this Campaign we have immediately removed the Campaign from all platforms you guys are So full of crap really Horses you guys have complete control Over the campaign what do you mean it Wasn't your intent to have children Modeling the bags what and by the way Okay I I doubt that anyone who needs to hear This message is watching the show but I'm going to say it anyway Rich women Who might be tempted to buy these God-awful bags What's wrong with you grow up really You're gonna buy a stuffed bear in Bondage as your purse It's stupid It's stupid that's it it's stupid the Bag is stupid facts the rich So stupid what why do rich people have The worst sense of style I want to know Like Yeezys those shoes are god-awful They're so ugly And people will fight physically to get Their hands on it I don't know if that's Still the case but I was like really you Guys like those Spice Girl platform Sneakers that's what you're into now all Right how about it enjoy Yeah I know again the roots are

Generally terrible not all of them as People pointed out Dolly partner is Rich She's done a lot of good there are some Good rich people but generally they're At least suspect if not actively making Everything worse Another aspect of the advertisement Featured an image Of balenciaga's handbag laid atop a Stack of documents a close examination Reveals the documents referred to a Supreme Court ruling that upheld a law That criminalizes child sexual abuse Images They later apologized for that too And said accident that they would be Taking legal action We apologize for displaying unsettling Documents in our campaign we don't know Who did it I mean we have complete Control over our ad campaigns they Didn't write that but nonetheless let me Continue 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 photo shoot we strongly condemn Abuse of children in any form we stand For children's safety and well-being Okay Um Look trying to throw other people under The bus for bad decisions that you guys

Made is pathetic it's very uh Reminiscent of Jimmy Dore uh blaming the Fact that he's lazy and stupid and Doesn't bother reading a damn thing uh For the misleading garbage that he spews On his show When he got caught he blamed a producer And said he was going to fire the Producer right away that's what this Whole Balenciaga Blame Game reminds me Of Uh own up to your mistakes it was a bad Ad campaign idea Accept responsibility and move on thanks For watching The Young Turks really Appreciate it another way to show Support is through YouTube memberships You'll get to interact with us more There's live chat emojis badges you've Got emojis of me Anna John Jr so those Are super fun but you also get playback Of our exclusive member only shows and Specials right after they air so all That all you got to do is click that Join button right underneath the video Thank you

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