Fox News contributor Kat Timpf ripped Balenciaga over its apparent dismissal of concerns of pedophilia after the company pulled ads featuring children with BDSM-themed toys and child pornography references.
Balenciaga released a series of photos of children who appeared to be younger than five-years-old holding teddy bears donning BDSM-inspired outfits while another photo featured a reference to child pornography.
the brand “Balenciaga” just did a uh….. interesting… photoshoot for their new products recently which included a very purposely poorly hidden court document about ‘virtual child porn’
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— shoe (@shoe0nhead) November 21, 2022
The photos sparked immediate backlash, prompting the high-end fashion company to speak out. (RELATED: Former Balenciaga Stylist Behind Gruesome Photos Of Children Addresses Allegations)
“We strongly condemn child abuse; it was never our intent to include it in our narrative,” the statement read. “The two separate ad campaigns in question reflect a series of grievous errors for which Balenciaga takes responsibility.”
Fox’s “America’s Newsroom” discussed the controversy, with host Dana Perino noting that Kim Kardashian said she was reevaluating her relationship with the company after the company took accountability for the ads.
Timpf said Kardashian was just trying to play her cards right.
“She is saying ‘I don’t know if it will blow over yet’ is what she is saying,” Timpf said. “In that statement they’re [Balenciaga] saying it was never our intention. What was your intention? When this first came out and I saw these headlines I can admit my first thought was this has to be some overblown thing. It couldn’t be this bad. You look at it and it really is that bad.”
“Especially any – the images themselves and the inclusion of that document relating to child porn, there is no possible defense for what – if you were going for something else here, please tell me what you were going for.”