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Balenciaga brand is facing major backlash after they released an advertisement featuring children holding teddy bears that were dressed in bondage. The Guardian has more on the story:

The luxury fashion house Balenciaga has apologized over adverts that showed children holding teddy bears in bondage gear and others featuring documents about child sexual abuse law as a prop.

The brand admitted “a series of grievous errors for which Balenciaga takes responsibility” over the now withdrawn campaigns, which have prompted furious criticism online and a $25m (£21m) lawsuit against the team behind one of them.

The Business of Fashion website has rescinded its Global Award due to have been presented to the label’s creative director, Demna, at its annual gala dinner on Thursday, describing the images as “wholly inconsistent with our values”. The site reported that its invitation to Balenciaga to attend and offer an explanation was declined.

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