Brittany Aldean appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Channel program on Monday and skewered Balenciaga’s highly controversial ad campaign, the one that featured children in creepy settings holding BDSM gear-clad teddy bears. Ripping the campaign when speaking to Tucker, Aldean said that the ad campaign was “disgusting” and “pure evil”.
She then went on to encourage others to follow in her footsteps and throw out whatever Balenciaga clothing, shoes, handbags, or other luxury fashion items they have. She recently went viral after posting a video of her doing so, hauling away clear trash bags full of Balenciaga items destined for the landfills.
Speaking on her decision to throw away all of her Balenciaga items, the obviously upset mother of two said:
“I, for one, love fashion… but I refuse to represent or wear a brand that has any affiliation with sexual exploitation of children or the sexualization of children. It’s disgusting, and what they showed us recently in their recent campaign is pure evil.”
“It’s absolutely worth taking seriously because every single detail of the photo shoot was meticulously thought out. I’ve been on photo shoots before. I know that there are weeks of preparation, if not months. This was meticulously thought out. For them to think that it’s appropriate to put children in a situation that we have seen, much less a campaign for their brand, is disgusting.
“Every single prop and book and teddy bear everything was meticulously thought out regardless if they say it was a mistake or not, it was not a mistake. They have shown us who they are. It’s disgusting. it’s evil and the common denominator here is we have to stand up, We have to fight for our children. This is not political. This is not about religion. The common denominator here is to protect the children at all costs.”
Ending, she said “Everybody should be outraged.”
Whereas Brittany Aldean took major steps to call out Balenciaga and get rid of everything she has produced by it, other high-profile figures connected to the brand have not done so. Kim Kardashian, for example, took days to call out the brand and when she finally did so refused to cut ties with them, saying:
I have been quiet for the past few days, not because I haven’t been disgusted and outraged by the recent Balenciaga campaigns, but because I wanted an opportunity to speak to their team to understand for myself how this could have happened.
As a mother of four, I have been shaken by the disturbing images. The safety of children must be held with the highest regard and any attempts to normalize child abuse of any kind should have no place in our society — period.
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, basing it off their willingness to accept accountability for something that should have never happened to begin with — & the actions I am expecting to see them take to protect children.
Daily Wire host Candace Owens ripped her for that response, saying: “I publicly asked Kim Kardashian to condemn Balenciaga for their pedophilic ad campaign thinking it would be easy for her to condemn child porn. Unfortunately, I was wrong. It took her 6 days to issue a pathetic statement in which she failed to part ways with the brand.“
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