(RepublicanWire.org) – Fox News host Tucker Carlson exposed a depraved ad campaign for fashion house Balenciaga that appears to use toddlers cuddling teddy bears in bondage outfits while the photoshoot also shows a document that referred to a US Supreme Court case that struck down a law against child porn.
“Consider the latest ad for the clothing brand, Balenciaga. This was just uploaded on Instagram. As you can see, the photo shoot they’re using to sell their products features a young girl holding a teddy bear in a bondage outfit,” Carlson noted.
“Then in case you missed the point, the photo shoot also contains this image. It shows several documents. Most of them aren’t visible, but what you can see when you zoom in, and of course, the point is that you see it, is a reference to a US Supreme Court case called Ashcroft vs. Free Speech Coalition. That case struck down a law against kiddie porn. What is this? Well, it is what it appears to be. It’s an endorsement of kiddie porn, of child pornography. What else could it be? We wanted to know. We reached out today to Balenciaga to get their explanation and they didn’t respond,” he recounted.
Carlson then asked where the outrage was over the creepiness of the ad. Evidently, it is pretty much nowhere to be found.
In one ad, a red-haired little girl wears a T-shirt from the brand while holding the strap connected to a white bear, which wears a vest with a padlocked choker around its neck. In another one, a brunette child sported a blue outfit while clutching a purple plush animal, which was wearing what looked like BDSM attire.
Carlson was enraged over the blatant sexualizing of the children.
“So, we’re going to have to take that on face value and ask, where’s the moral outrage? We have an entire industry in this country comprised of moral outrage merchants,” he railed.
“If you’ve ever been on Twitter, you know what we mean. Truly, an entire sector of our economy is devoted to attacking people for falling short of the mark, and here is a high-end retailer promoting kiddie porn in an ad on Instagram, and nobody notices,” Carlson angrily pointed out.
He then demanded to know why the media and social media allowed the ad to run when it ostensibly endorses kiddie porn.
“There’s no boycott. There’s no front-page New York Times editorial against it and of course, Instagram, let the advertisement run endorsing kiddie porn and by the way, if you have an alternate explanation for what this was, let us know. A child with a teddy bear in a bondage outfit, and a Supreme Court decision striking down a kiddie porn law displayed on the table. What is that? Are we jumping to conclusions? Don’t think so. It is what it appears to be,” he concluded.
“It’s right in your face and no one’s saying anything. Again, Instagram had no problem with this. Until Elon Musk took over Twitter, Twitter allowed hashtags that explicitly linked to child pornography. Nobody said anything because crimes against children are no big deal. It’s thought crimes that are the real crimes,” he charged.
He closed out by making the accusation that child abusers get a pass but not conservatives.
“If you said something about it… if you were Libs of TikTok and said, ‘Wait a second, this seems to be abetting child molestation,’ which of course, that’s what it’s doing, you’re instantly booted off Twitter. But the links to kiddie porn? They’re still there. Well, now they’ve been deleted, thank God. That’s one improvement,” the Fox News host stated.
It should be noted that this company has been associated with the likes of Kim Kardashian and previously made headlines for its daring fashion choices, according to the New York Post. It is a big supporter of gay rights as well. The current ad however seems to have crossed a line… at least for conservatives.
Fox News reports: “The photographer for the ad campaign, Gabriele Galimberti, said the images were part of a project series called ‘Toy Stories,’ according to his Instagram page. The images, which now appear to be mostly scrubbed from the global brand’s website, sparked outrage from conservative activists.”
Penny Nance, who is the CEO of Concerned Women for America, a conservative women’s rights group, called the images “exploitive propaganda.”
“This is not about them being provocative and getting attention,” Nance told Fox News Digital. “The entire campaign sexualizes children, period. It is child exploitation, period. And it feeds and normalizes a culture that is dark and depraved. Balenciaga needs to answer for it.”
Kelsey Bolar, who is with the Independent Women’s Forum, agreed.
“Balenciaga has no business introducing ‘bondage,’ a perverse adult sexual practice, to young children. Worse, the fashion house is using these images to advertise its products, essentially profiting from the sexualization of children. The desire to sexualize innocent children is a disturbing trend that’s emerged in today’s culture, and this is a twisted, disturbing example,” she said.
“They are trying to chum up attention by incorporating a Supreme Court child porn pandering case as window dressing. It’s connecting child porn with their product,” Benjamin Bull, who is the general counsel for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, asserted. “It’s an exploitative attention-getting device.”
Balenciaga was torched on Twitter over the disgusting ads: