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Balenciaga claims that it did not have control over props for photoshoots, including child porn rules

Balenciaga issued an extensive statement on Monday claiming it had no control over the props used in its spring 2023 ad campaign, which involved photographing a printout of a SCOTUS child porn ruling behind a handbag, after receiving a notice had filed that it intended to sue the manufacturing company responsible.

The fashion house from Spain is suing advertising production company North Six Inc. as well as set designer Nicholas Des Jardins and his own brand for including images of legal documents regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on child pornography laws in the ad campaign.

The campaign sparked controversy days after the brand was called out for a separate ad campaign created entirely by itself, which featured young children posing with bondage-clad teddy bears.

In an Instagram statement Monday, Balenciaga once again doubled down on the claim that it had nothing to do with the SCOTUS ruling making it the shot that ended up on his website.

In an Instagram statement Monday, Balenciaga doubled down again claiming it had nothing to do with the SCOTUS ruling, making it the shot that landed on his website

“All items used in these shootings were provided by third parties who have confirmed in writing that these props were fake…they turned out to be genuine, most likely from the filming of a television drama.” The inclusion of these unapproved documents was the result of reckless negligence for which Balenciaga has filed a complaint,” the newspaper said.

The statement continued: “We take full responsibility for our lack of background oversight and control of the documents and we could have done things differently.”

North Six didn’t produce the ads for the teddy bear, but it came into the picture with the SCOTUS print after the teddy bear bag controversy erupted. Because both were produced independently, as different campaigns at different times of the year, many critics say they point to a disturbing pattern within the brand.

Balenciaga has apologized for the teddy bear ads and removed them from his site. However, it tries to blame the SCOTUS imprint on North Six and producer Nicholas Des Jardins.

This Is July'S Ad Campaign Featuring The Print Of The Scotus Child Pornography Ruling

This is July’s ad campaign featuring the print of the SCOTUS child pornography ruling

One Of The Ad'S Photos Included An Excerpt From The U.s. Supreme Court'S Opinion In The United States V. Williams Case Upholding Part Of A Federal Child Pornography Law, Which Twitter'S Own Fact-Checkers Confirmed

One of the ad’s photos included an excerpt from the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in the United States v. Williams case upholding part of a federal child pornography law, which Twitter’s own fact-checkers confirmed

As a result of the defendants’ misconduct, members of the public, including the news media, falsely and horrifically linked Balenciaga to the repugnant and deeply disturbing subject matter of the court decision,” court documents reveal.

“Defendants are liable to Balenciaga for all damages resulting from this false association.”

The lawsuit has not yet been filed. A lawyer for the brand told DailyMail.com they had no comment on the planned legal action.

The 2008 United States Supreme Court ruling v. Williams examined whether laws against promoting child pornography violated the First Amendment. It was seized by critics last week after its controversial teddy bear ads sparked anger online.

The ruling determined that offering or soliciting to transfer, sell, supply or trade child pornography did not violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, even if a person charged under the code did not in fact have child pornography possessed to trade with.

The late Justice Antonin Scalia specifically noted that offers to engage in illegal transactions are categorically excluded from First Amendment protection.

On Tuesday, Balenciaga issued a public apology and announced it will remove the ad from all of its social media profiles.

“We sincerely apologize for any offense our holiday campaign may have caused. Our plush bear bags should not have been placed with children in this campaign.

“We have immediately removed the campaign from all platforms,” the luxury luxury house shared on Instagram.

Fashion Brand Balenciaga Is Suing The Producers Of An Ad Campaign Many Believe Has To Do With Child Pornography, In Which A Child Holds A Teddy Bear Dressed In A Bdsm Outfit

Fashion brand Balenciaga is suing the producers of an ad campaign many believe has to do with child pornography, in which a child holds a teddy bear dressed in a BDSM outfit

Balenciaga, Which Is Popular With A-List Celebrities Including Kim Kardashian, Has Removed Two Shocking Images Of Two Young Girls Holding A Teddy Bear In Bondage-Style Gear From The Gift Shop Section Of Its Website

Balenciaga, which is popular with A-list celebrities including Kim Kardashian, has removed two shocking images of two young girls holding a teddy bear in bondage-style gear from the gift shop section of its website

Since Last Week, Balenciaga Has Not Only Deleted All His Posts Related To Ads For His Spring 2023 Collection On Instagram, But Also Wiped Out His Entire Page

Since last week, Balenciaga has not only deleted all his posts related to ads for his Spring 2023 collection on Instagram, but also wiped out his entire page

Earlier this month, the Paris-based company said its controversial ad “iterates about the artist’s Toy Stories series, an exploration of what people collect and get as gifts,” according to a press release.

It went on to say it would feature “dozens of new products ranging from housewares, pet clothing and fragrances, from everyday items to limited edition collectibles and bespoke furniture.”

Some of the photos were taken by Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti, who is perhaps best known for his work for National Geographic.

On his Instagram page, Galimberti released a statement saying he was not in creative control of the shoot and was only in charge of lighting.

He said: ‘I am not in a position to comment [on] Balenciaga’s choices, but I must emphasize that I had no right in any way to choose the products, the models, or the combination thereof.’

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Prior To The Lawsuit, The Brand Had Previously Stated That It Will Take Legal Action Against Those Found Responsible For The Scandal Surrounding The Controversial Ad.

Prior to the lawsuit, the brand had previously stated that it will take legal action against those found responsible for the scandal surrounding the controversial ad.

Galimberti continued, ‘As a photographer, I was only and only asked to illuminate the given scene (sic) and take the pictures according to my signature style.

‘As usual, the direction of the campaign and the shots is not in the hands of the photographer.’

He concluded: ‘I suspect that any person prone to pedophilia searches the Internet and unfortunately has too easy access to images completely different from my own, absolutely explicit in their horrible content. This kind of lynching targets the wrong targets and distracts from the real problem, and criminals.”

Galimberti also said he had nothing to do with the photos of the Supreme Court documents.

Meanwhile, the father of a British child model who posed in the campaign has defended the photo shoot, previously telling DailyMail.com that his daughter had a “fantastic time” on set.

Balenciaga is typically associated with A-list celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, but in the wake of this most recent scandal, model Bella Hadid deleted an Instagram post promoting the brand but left several others promoting Balenciaga.

Balenciaga was founded in 1991 by Spanish monarchist Cristobal Balenciaga.

The brand’s current creative director is Georgia-born Demna Gvasalia.

In 2001, the company, which has an annual turnover of almost two billion, was acquired by Kering from Gucci.

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