Written by The Sunday Review by Lianne Kolirin

Luxury fashion house Balenciaga Sorry for featuring children cuddling a teddy bears Get dressed in bondage gear’s most recent advertising campaign.

Photographed by Gabriele Galimberti. Images linked to Balenciaga Young people featured in the Gift Shop Campaign children Dress in the Balenciaga Children’s line.

According to the original press release, last week’s announcement stated that the “campaign iterates on the artist’s series Toy Stories, an exploration of what people collect and receive as gifts.”

According to the company’s original press release, the line featured “dozens of new products ranging from homeware, petwear and scent, from everyday items to limited-edition collectibles and bespoke furniture.”

However, there was an outcry on social media about the photos featuring young people. children Plush teddy bear bags adorned in BDSM-inspired attires. One child is shown holding a variety of empty wine bottles.

One user on Twitter wrote: “Balenciaga may have “apologized” but everyone knows that campaign got past people at the highest level. This is a publicity strategy, trying to get attention with controversial content. I do not accept their apology and never will. It’s NEVER okay to sexualize kids.”

The company issued an apology on its website Instagram Tuesday, the campaign was canceled.

“We sincerely apologize for any offense our holiday campaign may have caused,” According to the statement.

“Our plush bear bags should not have been featured with children in this campaign. We have immediately removed the campaign from all platforms.”

Galimberti, the photographer, stated Wednesday to The Sunday Review that he was not responsible for the campaign’s direction or shooting.

“I am not in a position to comment [on] Balenciaga’s choices, but I must stress that I was not entitled in whatsoever manner to neither chose (sic) the products, nor the models, nor the combination of the same.

“I was asked to photograph the scene and then take photos in my own style.

“As usual, the direction of the campaign and of the shooting are not on the hands of the photographer.”

He said: “I suspect that any person prone to pedophilia searches on the web and has unfortunately a too easy access to images completely different than mine, absolutely explicit in their awful content. Lynching like these are addressed against wrong targets, and distract from the real problem, and criminals.”

“We stand” for children safety’

After issuing an apology, it took hours before the apology was accepted. Balenciaga Instagram posted another statement apologizing for Displaying “unsettling documents” Referring to documents from a Supreme Court Case relating to child pornography law in a separate Campaign

“We apologize for displaying unsettling documents in our campaign. We take this matter very seriously and are taking legal action against the parties responsible for creating the set and including unapproved items for our Spring 23 campaign photoshoot,” According to the company,

“We strongly condemn abuse of children in any form. We stand for children safety and well-being.”

Galimberti said he had “no connection with the photo where a Supreme Court document appears.”

Last month Balenciaga After a string of controversial comments and antisemitic posts, Kanye West was renamed Kanye West.

The Sunday Review has reached out to Kering BalenciagaThe parent company of’s. for comment.