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Disgusting Balenciaga Ad Campaign Pulled, Lawsuit Filed Against Producers

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CORRECTION, Nov. 30, 2022: An earlier version of this article incorrectly linked Balenciaga’s lawsuit to an ad campaign featuring children holding teddy bear handbags. The suit was filed in connection with a separate campaign that used adult models. The article, its title and the featured image have been changed to reflect that fact.

A pair of advertising campaigns have left a major fashion house apologizing to its customers — and one has even sparked a lawsuit against the producers who made it.

The New York Post reported Friday that the fashion company Balenciaga had pulled a disgusting advertising campaign that included images of what appear to be young girls with Balenciaga bags shaped like teddy bears that are clad in bondage outfits.

Another Balenciaga ad campaign that showed a handbag sitting on a desk littered with documents, including references to Supreme Court case law regarding child pornography, has led to a $25 million lawsuit.

According to Fox News, one of the cases was U.S. v. Williams, a 2008 decision that upheld the criminalization of child pornography.

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However, according to the report, the “visible portion of that court document in the photo has a reference to another Supreme Court case, Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, in which the court struck down a portion of the Child Pornography Prevention Act (CPPA) of 1996 and said that virtual child pornography is protected speech.”

The Ashcroft decision stated in part that outlawing computer-generated images of children engaging in sexual acts “because pedophiles may use virtual child pornography to seduce children runs afoul of the principle that speech within the rights of adults to hear may not be silenced completely in an attempt to shield children from it.”

In response to the outcry, Balenciaga filed a lawsuit against the production company that made the ad with the SCOTUS reference, North Six Inc., and the set designer, the Post reported.

“As a result of Defendants’ misconduct, members of the public, including the news media, have falsely and horrifically associated Balenciaga with the repulsive and deeply disturbing subject of the court decision,” the lawsuit charges, according to the Post. “Defendants are liable to Balenciaga for all harm resulting from this false association.”

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The company has also issued a public apology.

“We apologize for displaying unsettling documents in our campaign,” Balenciaga said in an Instagram statement posted Thursday. “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 photoshoot. We strongly condemn abuse of children in any form. We stand for children safety and well-being.”

How the lawsuit turns out remains to be seen.

However, it’s clear that advertising campaigns like this do not come about in a vacuum.

There is the phenomenon of drag queen story hour in public schools, which seeks to indoctrinate kids into the radical gay and lesbian agenda and teach them about transgenderism.

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Not to mention, there is the sexually explicit literature that has been in public school classrooms during the past years, which has caused an uproar among parents.

But the sexual grooming of children is not limited to the classroom. The wider culture has sought to indoctrinate children into experimenting with sexuality. For instance, Disney last week released an animated movie called “Strange World” that featured the company’s first “openly gay teen star,” as Yahoo described it.

(Fittingly, the movie is tanking at the box office.)

Also, the beloved “Scooby Doo” cartoon character Velma was declared in October to be a lesbian, and now children who search for “Velma” on Google are exposed to LGBT propaganda.

Ad campaigns that include children with sexual themes are no accident. They are now coming for kids via advertising.

This should frighten anyone with small children. We must seek to do whatever we can to protect children from this dangerous ideology.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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