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Balenciaga: Ruby Tuesday Matthews slams fellow influencers for staying silent on teddy bear bondage

A prominent Australian fashion blogger has slammed influencers for refusing to publicly condemn Balenciaga following the fashion house’s recent BDSM child photo scandal.

 Balenciaga triggered outrage with its 2022 Holiday advertising campaign, which depicted children holding teddy bears that were dressed in bondage attire, and its Spring/Summer 2023 campaign featuring pages from a US Supreme Court decision on child pornography laws.

The fashion house apologized for the images of the teddy bears in a long statement Monday. However, they insist on claiming full responsibility. It was not involved in the photoshoot that featured child porn legislation. 

Ruby Tuesday Matthews (pictured), has blasted fellow influencers who refused to condemn Balenciaga after the fashion house’s recent BDSM photo scandal involving children.

Ruby Tuesday Matthews is a Byron Bay-based influencer who has criticized the brand for shifting blame. She wrote to Instagram on Tuesday, “This is your Balenciaga apology.” This is a brand that I have admired and loved over the years, so I am angry at their response.

The mother-of-3 said, “To my fellow “influencers”, who are first to post about trend handbags and push designer products, and go at the upscale events. Your silence is deafening,” in a follow-up post. 

“You still have the time to speak up for children. You can use your platform to do good. You’ll be invited to the events, and you’ll get your bags. She added that they would need to have a PR miracle. 

Balenciaga Triggered Outrage With Its 2022 Holiday Advertising Campaign, Which Depicted Children Holding Teddy Bears That Were Dressed In Bondage Attire (Pictured)

Balenciaga’s 2022 Holiday advertisement campaign caused outrage. It featured children holding teddy bears dressed in bondage clothing (pictured).  

Matthews, An Outspoken Influencer Based In Byron Bay, Has Since Blasted The Brand For Seemingly Shifting The Blame, Writing To Instagram On Tuesday: 'This Is Your Apology Balenciaga? As A Brand I'Ve Admired And Loved For Years I'M So Angry At This Response'

Matthews, a Byron Bay-based influential, has criticised the brand for shifting blame and wrote to Instagram on Tuesday: ‘This Balenciaga, your apology. This is an insult to a brand that I have admired and loved for many years. 

'To My Fellow &Quot;Influencers&Quot; Who Are The First To Post On Trend Handbags, Push Designer Goods And Go To The Upscale Events, Your Silence Is Deafening,' The Mother-Of-Three Continued In A Subsequent Post

The mother-of-three said, “To my fellow “influencers”, who are first to post about trend handbags. Push designer goods and attend the upscale events. Your silence is deafening,” in a follow-up post.

Matthews included screenshots of fans’ comments congratulating Matthews on her decision to publicly denigrate the Paris-based fashion label. 

Balenciaga’s Holiday ad campaign for 2022 featured children posing with bags resembling teddy bears, and was dressed in BDSM gear. 

The children were also seen with empty champagne and wine glasses in the photos. 

Matthews Also Included Several Screenshots Of Comments She'D Received From Fans Congratulating Her For Publicly Denouncing The Paris Based Fashion Brand

Matthews also shared several screenshots of the comments she received from her fans congratulating and denouncing Paris-based fashion brand.

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

Balenciaga is a popular brand with A-list celebrities like Kim Kardashian. Two shocking images of two young girls holding a teddy bear dressed in bondage gear were removed from the website’s gift shop section.

After The Bdsm Bears Fiasco, Eagle-Eyed Critics Started Examining The Rest Of Balenciaga'S Campaigns Closely. They Soon Discovered That In The Background Of An Image From The Spring '23 Campaign Was A Printout Of A Supreme Court Ruling On Whether Or Not Internet Child Porn Can Be Legally Considered Free Speech (Pictured)

After Balenciaga’s campaigns are not without their flaws. Eager critics began to examine them closely. The background of the Spring ’23 campaign image was actually a printout from the Supreme Court ruling regarding whether internet child porn is legal. (pictured) 

Many were immediately disturbed by the clearly adult themes and asked why children have ever been used. 

Kim Kardashian, the brand’s most powerful ambassador, stated that she was’reevaluating’ her relationship to the fashion house after the scandal but did not disengage herself from the brand.

Balenciaga ignored the scandal around the teddy bear photos at first and seemingly allowed the photographer who was involved, Gabriele Galimberti, to take the heat. 

On Sunday Kim Kardashian (Pictured), The Brand'S Biggest Ambassador, Said She Is 'Re-Evaluating' Her Relationship With The Fashion House In Light Of The Scandal, But Fell Short Of Distancing Herself From The Brand For Good

 Kim Kardashian (pictured), brand’s biggest ambassador, announced that she was’reevaluating’ her relationship to the fashion house after the scandal. However, she did not decide to distance herself from the brand. 

He Balenciaga eventually released its own statement, agreeing with him and claiming responsibility for the campaign. 

It has been removed from the internet. 

After Balenciaga’s other campaigns were also scrutinized closely after the BDSM fiasco. 

Kim Initially Issued A Statement On Her Instagram Stories Account On Sunday Night

Kim posted the initial statement on her Instagram Stories account, Sunday night.

In An Additional Post, This Time To Both Twitter And Instagram, Kardashian Said She Was Reconsidering Her Relationship With The Fashion Brand

Kardashian also posted an additional tweet, this time to Instagram and Twitter, stating that she is reevaluating her relationship with the fashion company.

Soon, they discovered that the background of the Spring ’23 image was actually a printout from the Supreme Court regarding whether internet child porn is legal. 

Many critics of the bears scandal said that it indicated a troubling pattern within Balenciaga. 

Balenciaga blamed North Six Production Company, which helped to arrange the shoot for those documents, quickly. 

This Is The July Ad Campaign Which Featured The Printout Of The Us Supreme Court Child Porn Ruling

This was the July ad that featured the printout for the US Supreme Court child porn rule 

They claimed they had given all props for the photoshoot over to North Six and that their team was told everything was fake. 

Balenciaga has yet to respond to the inclusion of Michael Borremans’ book in the background of two images from Spring ’23. 

Borremans, a Belgian painter, is known for his troubling 2017 series Fire. From The Sun. 

It features naked toddlers (some of them castrated) playing in a group or alone. 

BONDAGE BEARS AND CHILD PORN DOCS ARE PART OF THE BALENCIAGA SCANDAL. ARTISTS KNOWN FOR DEPICTING NAKED PEOPLE ARE PART OF THE BALENCIAGA SCANDAL

The Bondage Bears Christmas campaign 

Balenciaga’s 2022 Holiday campaign featured children holding its Plush Toy Bag. The bags look similar to teddy bears. They are also dressed in BDSM gear. 

The children were also surrounded by empty champagne and wine glasses during the photo shoot. 

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Many were immediately disturbed by the clearly adult themes and asked why children have ever been used. 

Balenciaga ignored the scandal at first and seemingly allowed the photographer who was involved, Gabriele Galimberti, to take the heat. 

He Balenciaga finally released its own statement agreeing to him and claiming responsibility for the campaign. 

It has been removed from the internet. 

The secret porn of children 

After Balenciaga’s other campaigns were also scrutinized closely after the BDSM fiasco. 

Soon, they discovered that the background of the Spring ’23 image was actually a printout from the Supreme Court regarding whether internet child porn is legal. 

Many critics said that the scandal involving the bears pointed to a disturbing pattern in Balenciaga. 

Balenciaga blamed North Six Production Company, which helped to arrange the shoot for those documents, quickly. 

They claimed that all props were given to North Six for photoshoot, and that the team was told everything was fake. 

The disturbing book by an artist whose artwork depicts naked, castrated toddlers 

Balenciaga has yet to respond to the inclusion of Michael Borremans’ book in the background of two images from Spring ’23. 

Borremans, a Belgian painter, is known for his troubling 2017 series Fire. From The Sun. 

It features naked toddlers (some of them castrated) playing in a group or alone. 

DailyMail.com asked lawyers for the brand about the fate of the book in the photoshoot.  

In This Image From Balenciaga'S Scrapped Spring '23 Campaign, Isabelle Huppert Sits In Front Of A Stack Of Books Including One That Celebrates Michael Borremans, A Belgian Painter Whose Work Is Known To Include Depictions Of Castrated Toddlers

In this image from Balenciaga’s scrapped Spring ’23 campaign, Isabelle Huppert sits in front of a stack of books including one that celebrates Michael Borremans, a Belgian painter whose work is known to include depictions of castrated toddlers

Borremans' Other Work Includes His 2017 Series Fire From The Sun, Which Features Castrated Toddlers And Babies Holding What Look Like Severed Limbs, While Playing Together Nude In A Large Group

Borremans also created the 2017 series Fire. From The Sun features castrated babies and toddlers holding what appear to be severed limbs while playing nude together in large groups.

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