Kim Kardashian made a statement that she was re-evaluating” her relationship with the brand amid a controversial ad campaign.
The controversy hasn’t slowed down since the campaign ad. Last month, the Spanish fashion label recently had an ad campaign and it made headlines. It forced the company to issue an apology. As people may know, the ads featured young children posing with teddy bears that appeared to be wearing BDSM-inspired accessories. The campaign was criticized as inappropriate and offensive for its use of underage children.
Additionally, there has seem to be a different Balenciaga ad that appeared to include a page from the 2008 Supreme Court case that upheld criminal penalties for promoting child pornography.
Celebrities and influencers not happy with the controversy began to throw out and burn their Balenciaga goods in protest.
Country singer Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany Aldean, was among those who have said they're tossing out their Balenciaga items. On Nov. 30, she posted a photo of herself holding two clear trash bags with various Balenciaga products.