Kim Kardashian breaks silence
on Balenciaga’s controversial ad shoot:
I am shaken by disturbing image
Kardashian released a statement on the Balenciaga campaign
, which drew backlash for referencing
child pornography and featuring child models
alongside fetish imagery
“As a mother of four, I have been shaken by the disturbing images,”
she said in a series of tweets.
that she’s currently reevaluating her professional
relationship with Balenciaga.
“I appreciate Balenciaga's removal
of the campaigns and apology.
I believe they understand the seriousness of the issue
The campaign featured
child models holding the brand’s “plush bear bags,
” teddy bears dressed in bondage gear
while another ad promoting
its “Hourglass” handbag contained court documents that referenced
Supreme Court cases on child pornography.
one of the photographers for the campaign, saying that he had no
involvement in the photoshoot’s setup.
“As a photographer,
I was only and solely requested to lit the given scene and take the shots according to my signature style,”
Galimberti wrote on Instagram.
addressing the controversy on its
Instagram story Tuesday.