#Balenciaga: It is Fashionable to Sexually Exploit Children

By Al Perrotta Published on December 1, 2022

It is fashionable to sexually exploit children.

Consider the facts. We live in a culture where:

  • Drag queens twerk in front of tots.
  • Pedophiles are released from prison after mere days and weeks.
  • The U.S. government has no problem handing off unaccompanied minors to strangers. wholeheartedly assisting cartels in the trafficking of children.
  • Ghislaine Maxwell can run an international child sex trafficking ring with not a single client getting punished.
  • Disney spends more time grooming than entertaining. And
  • Even calling something “grooming” is treated worse than actual grooming.

Yes, sexually exploiting children is the fashion.

Which gets us to high-end fashion house Balenciaga.

Balenciaga Uses Children in BDSM-Themed Ads

Outrage has erupted in recent days over Balenciaga’s Spring/Summer 2023 ad campaign, which featured sexualized children under five holding toy bears in BDSM gear. The campaign also featured other references promoting pedophilia.  

Balenciaga played dumb, releasing a statement that included: “We strongly condemn child abuse; it was never our intent to include it in our narrative. The two separate ad campaigns in question reflect a series of grievous errors for which Balenciaga takes responsibility.”

“We Are Shocked, Shocked to Learn About the Contents of Our Own Ads”

How much are they really taking responsibility? At first, they tried blaming the photographer, who insists he had no say in who or what was in the photographs. They then sued the producer of the campaign North Six, and set designer Nicholas Des Jardins, for $25 million for including court documents from a SCOTUS decision about a law banning child pornography. From the filing:

Defendants, without Balenciaga’s knowledge or authorization, included certain documents in the campaign photographs, including an excerpt from a court decision upholding a criminal prohibition against child pornography. Balenciaga believes that Defendants’ inexplicable acts and omissions were malevolent or, at the very least, extraordinarily reckless.

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. Defendants are liable to Balenciaga for all harm resulting from this false association.

My gosh, Balenciaga would never, ever have anything to do with anything that exploits kids, or sexualizes them, or anything so horrid. They had no idea what would be in their ad campaign!

Nonsense. Actor James Woods states a simple fact.

No way on earth does Balenciaga allow a campaign for their major Spring/Summer line without approving every single detail. That’s simply not the way the business works. Especially in a business where image is everything.

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The Pervs Always Leave a Trail

But let’s go deeper. We have further evidence of why we can reject the idea Balenciaga was too busy kissing up to Kim Kardashian to pay attention to its own crucial ad campaign. Just take a look at their creative team.

The Stream’s Gayle McQueary has put together a video montage exploring the chief creative personnel at Balenciaga now and in the recent past. At the top were Demna Gvasalia, the Artistic Director for Balenciaga and head of his own clothing line called VETEMENTS, and Balenciaga-VETEMENTS stylist Lotta Volkova.

The montage is mainly Demna’s VETEMENTS line that Lotta is stylist for, but it shows that it’s no stretch to go from VETEMENTS fashion trends to Balenciaga’s most recent fashion trends, like masking people. (In some cases, what looks to be models under 18.)

Mind you, Gayle did not include the more disturbing, perverted, even gruesome, images of children concocted by these Balenciaga figures. Five-year olds holding teddy bears in bondage gear is nothing. It’s Teletubbies compared to Stephen King’s worst nightmare.

Heck, right after pulling the ads, Balenciaga released another ad that featured a book by an artist named Michael Borremans. His work has also been linked to pedophilia, cannibalism and blood rituals.

Compared to what their current and past artistic directors and stylists come up with, it’s no wonder Balenciaga didn’t give the campaign a second blink.  

It is fashionable to exploit children.

Reaction to the Balenciaga Scandal

Kim Kardashian is one of the big names partnering with Balenciaga. She released a statement expressing how “shaken” she is at the ads. But rather that cut her ties, she is waiting to see how Balenciaga responds. Translation: Waiting to see if the controversy dies down or to what degree associating with Balenciaga hurts her brand. Then again, it was a brand built on showing young girls how a sex tape can lead to fame and fortune.

Megyn Kelly called Kardashian out for not cutting ties immediately with Balenciaga when she has the resources to walk away. “She’s a disgusting, shameful billionaire because the money is worth more than her morals and the protection of these children to her.”

Strangely, Alyssa Farah Griffin on The View is upset at Balenciaga, not for sexually exploiting children, but because its “misstep” “played right into [the] hands of far-right” opponents of grooming kids.

She thinks it is an “insane take” to be worried that such things as Drag Queen Story Hours, and pushing radical gender ideology on kids are sexualizing kids in destructive ways. Ergo, Balenciaga sexually exploiting children in its ads just gave us insane people ammunition.

It is fashionable to sexually exploit children. Be proud you are out of fashion. Be encouraged that, if we fight and stand firm, fashion … as it inevitably does … will change.

 

Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, chief barista for The Brew and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl at GETTRGabParler, and now at TRUTH Social.

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