Megyn Kelly has publicly shamed Kim Kardashian for not severing ties with Balenciaga over the high-end fashion brand’s shocking pedophilia scandal.
Balenciaga has provoked a widespread backlash over an ad campaign that shows child pornography imagery and features young children holding dolls outfitted with BDSM garb.
The campaign also featured known pedophiles, according to reports.
Following the backlash, Balenciaga claimed in a statement on Instagram that the ad campaign was an “error.”
Balenciaga posted an “apology” claiming the children posting with BDSM props was an “error”
They failed to address the known pedophiles featured in their ads or the books with disturbing, pornographic images of children
Nobody makes this many “errors” with the SAME THEME! pic.twitter.com/DGf1s9nMir
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) November 28, 2022
Speaking on “The Megyn Kelly Show” Tuesday, the host said that Kardashian is at fault for “refusing to disassociate from the brand even though she’s a billionaire.”
“She’s a disgusting, shameful billionaire because the money is worth more than her morals and the protection of these children to her,” Kelly said.
Kelly slammed the Balenciaga photo shoot and said the ad campaign promotes the “sexualization of children” and it is “titillating to pedophiles.”
Kardashian said she was re-evaluating her relationship with the brand but did not sever ties.
“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,” the reality star said.
“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.”
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.
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) November 27, 2022
According to The New York Post:
The shoot included images of two young girls holding stuffed animals dressed in bondage gear.
One photo shows a ginger-haired girl wearing a Balenciaga T-shirt while holding onto a white teddy bear.
The doll was dressed up in a vest with a padlocked choker around its neck.
Another image shows a brunette child brandishing a purple plush animal that was adorned with similar BDSM attire.
No way this campaign was “not approved”. An instagram apology and a promise of investigation is simply not enough. This is sickening. This is child abuse. There is no reason why #Balenciaga should have even thought that this campaign was okay. Simply disgusting. #BalenciagaGate pic.twitter.com/lJAWyQoU0r
— Eloy Alvarez (@realEloyAlvarez) November 23, 2022