Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid slammed for silence on disturbing Balenciaga campaign

They can’t take it anymore.

Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid are among the celebrities fans are demanding to speak out against Balenciaga for its embarrassing ads featuring children holding teddy bears dressed in bondage-style harnesses.

The luxury fashion house pulled the controversial campaign on Tuesday amid backlash. The following day, Balenciaga deleted all of the photos from his Instagram, but left highlights for his story, including his apology for the bad news.

Lest you misinterpret the social media scrub as a couture cover-up, the extravagant brand maintained in a statement Wednesday to The Post that it’s business as usual.

“Balenciaga’s Instagram is periodically wiped after each campaign, collection release, etc.,” a rep noted.

Bella Hadid, 26, appeared to post then quickly delete photos from a Balenciaga campaign she was involved in.
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The ads supported Balenciaga’s spring 2023 collection, which debuted this fall at Paris Fashion Week.

Amid the outcry on Wednesday, Hadid appeared to post and then delete an Instagram carousel that included several photos from her recent Balenciaga campaign. A representative for Hadid did not return the Post’s request for comment.

The supermodel, 26, has not publicly condemned the fashion house since the bear ads were taken down. However, fans praised her for deleting the photos.

“Thank you for deleting that other post,” wrote one Instagrammer.

A young girl holds a teddy bear dressed in a BDSM-style harness in this retracted Balenciaga campaign image.
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Kardashian, 42, is also called upon to speak out publicly against the company. The Skims founder has a long history with Balenciaga, including posing in its Winter 2022 campaign and walking in its Paris fashion show in July.

Fittingly, that experience will be heavily featured on Thursday’s episode of “The Kardashians” on Hulu.

A source close to Kardashian said on Wednesday: “Like everyone else, Kim was incredibly upset and disturbed by the holiday campaign. As a mother, she has zero tolerance for child abuse or exploitation at any level.

The source continued: “Having spoken with the Balenciaga team privately, as well as seeing that they immediately deleted the campaign footage and issued a public apology, she hopes they have learned of this incident and that it will never happen again.”

Kim Kardashian, mother of four, is being urged by fans to speak out against Balenciaga’s recently launched bondage-inspired campaign.
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Fans flooded Kardashian’s Instagram comments, urging her to tackle the problematic ads.

“Nobody wants to buy anything from you. Speak up and stand up for something,” an angry fan commented on her post that promoted a sale on her skincare line.

“Please talk about Balenciaga. You can’t help that you’ve been such a huge supporter of them,” one fan pleaded.

“When are you going to answer Kim?! Your reputation is at stake here,” another pleaded.

“You are a mom. Don’t let it slip,” another chimed in at the mother-of-four.

Nicole Kidman announces Balenciaga on Instagram
Nicole Kidman, 55, posted this Balenciaga campaign photo to Instagram on Monday.
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Hadid, Dua Lipa, Nicole Kidman and Naomi Campbell joined Kardashian in the star-studded Paris show. None of these ladies seem to have addressed the BDSM-style commercials publicly.

Kidman posted a photo of a Balenciaga campaign on Instagram on Monday. He was still in place Wednesday evening.

Stars like Alexa Demie, Kim Yeon-koung, Khadim Sock and Big Matthew also appeared in the Winter 22 campaign. They too did not publicly condemn the brand as of press time.

‘Vanderpump Rules’ star Lala Kent, however, called out Balenciaga in an Instagram Story, saying Wednesday that she was “happy not to own a single Balenciaga piece.”

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Kidman’s shoot for Balenciaga is now raising eyebrows.
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Also on Wednesday, photographer Gabriele Galimberti, who worked on the campaign, released his own statement after the photos were taken down, saying he was not responsible for the content of the images.

“I am unable to comment [on] Balenciaga’s choices, but I must emphasize that in no way did I have the right to choose either the products, or the models, or the combination of the same,” Galimberti wrote.

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