Balenciaga sorry for ads showing kids with teddy bears in bondage gear

Balenciaga apologizes for ads with kids holding teddy bears in bondage gear

Nov 23, 2022 by Moneywatch - CBSNews.com

Key Facts

  • The ads, which ran on Instagram, depict children holding teddy bear bags outfitted in what appears to be bondage gear and also includes documents that appear to be a court ruling about child pornography.
  • The ads feature young children holding teddy bears decked out in chains, fishnet stockings and other gear, while another photo shows a document, tucked under a black purse, which appears to be a 2002 Supreme Court case, Ashcroft v Free Speech Coalition, that struck down portions of the federal Child Pornography Prevention Act.
  • The fashion company Balenciaga apologized for an ad campaign featuring children holding teddy bears in bondage gear and court documents that appear to be a ruling about child pornography.
  • Balenciaga Balenciaga said it removed the ads from all its platforms and said its "plush bear bags should not have been featured with children in this campaign."

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