• Can Balenciaga Find Redemption?

    3 monthes ago - By Hypebeast

    Demna 's Balenciaga has found success through tongue-in-cheek provocation. But after the release of two controversial campaigns - one showing children with bondage-clad teddy bear bags and another featuring a SCOTUS document about child pornography laws - the brand has reached an unforeseen level of public abhorrence, sparking a massive social media uprising under the CANCELBALENCIAGA hashtag. On November 28, following two failed Instagram apologies and amidst heightened internet trolling, the brand came forward with a statement claiming responsibility for its actions. “We strongly condemn...
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  • Balenciaga Issues Statement on Ad Campaign Controversy, Will Not Pursue Litigation Against Production Company

    Balenciaga Issues Statement on Ad Campaign Controversy, Will Not Pursue Litigation Against Production Company

    3 monthes ago - By Hypebeast

    Balenciaga has issued an official statement on the controversy swirling around their recent holiday campaign that showed children clutching bear bags with BDSM-inspired ornamentation. Arriving mere hours after the brand's mononymic creative director Demna made a statement of his own , Balenciaga's release outlines the "actions" that they plan to take to learn from their "mistakes as an organization," the most notable of which is that they've decided not to pursue litigation against North Six Inc., the production company behind the campaign, or campaign set designer Nicholas Des Jardins...
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