Why Kim Kardashian is not ready to cut ties with Balenciaga

Kim highlighted that although their ad was distasteful she appreciated the fact that they'd issued an apology

Kim Kardashian has revealed she's not ready to cut ties with Balenciaga
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Following the public outcry by netizens for celebrities directly linked with Balenciaga to cancel the clothing brand beauty reality TV star Kim Kardashian has broken her silence on the matter.

Sharing her statement on Twitter the mother of 4 said she was not yet ready to cut ties with Balenciaga defending her decision by highlighting they'd offered an apology.

"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," started the Skims founder. 

She went to add what she was basing her current decision on.

"This is based off their willingness to accept accountability for something that should have never happened to begin with and the actions I am expecting to see them take to protect children," the rest of Kim's statement read.

An apology mind you that the public agreed felt insincere. 

Since last week clothing and accessories powerhouse Balenciaga has been facing mega backlash over an advertising campaign that was deemed to be sexualizing kids.

The 2023 spring collection Instagram ad, (which has since been pulled down) featured two young girls holding teddy bear plush bags that appear to have bondage-style harnesses.

Image: Balenciaga called out for sexualizing kids in their latest campaign

The kids surrounding are decked out in chains, fishnet stockings, and other gear.

And in one of the plush bags tucked under a black purse, appears to be a 2002 Supreme Court case, ruling about child pornography.

Ashcroft v Free Speech Coalition, which struck down portions of the federal Child Pornography Prevention Act.

Netizens were enraged by Kim's apology as equally as they were by Balenciaga's damage control bid.

While issuing a public apology the company said it'd be taking legal action "against the parties responsible for creating the set and including unapproved items for our spring 23 campaign photo shoot."  

Adding, "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 strongly condemn the abuse of children in any form."

The photos were criticized on social media as "creepy" and "disturbing."

Balenciaga said it had removed the ads from all its platforms highlighting "We apologize for displaying unsettling documents in our campaign," Balenciaga wrote, adding that it strongly condemns the "abuse of children in any form

Netizens have been calling for people to cancel the company for such a distasteful ad especially highlighting the fact that it cut ties with Kanye West over a tweet yet they expect people to just 'accept their mere apology' after they got caught up sexualizing children.

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