Bella Hadid DELETES post promoting Balenciaga after fashion house apologized for bondage campaign

Bella Hadid DELETES post promoting Balenciaga… after luxury fashion house apologized for bondage-themed campaign featuring a child

  • The luxury fashion house apologized for a photoshoot with a child holding a teddy bear dressed in a BDSM outfit that outraged hundreds of people online
  • The 26-year-old supermodel took to Instagram to share snaps from a campaign for the globally-renowned Spanish high-fashion brand 
  • She then quickly deleted the gallery post 
  • On Wednesday, Balenciaga appeared to be laying the blame on Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti for their controversial campaign 
  • Perhaps even more bizarrely, a Twitter user discovered that one of the photos in the shoot contained an excerpt from the 2008 US Supreme Court opinion in United States v. Williams 
  • The ruling upheld part of a federal child pornography law, which Twitter’s own fact-checkers confirmed 
  • The ruling determined that offering or requesting to transfer, sell, deliver, or trade child pornography did not violate the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, even if a person charged under the code did not in fact possess child pornography with which to trade 
  • Balenciaga released a statement Tuesday apologizing for the photoshoot and seemingly suggesting they would take legal action against Galimberti and anyone else involved 

Bella Hadid has deleted a post promoting Balenciaga after the luxury fashion house apologized for a photoshoot with a child holding a teddy bear dressed in a BDSM outfit that outraged hundreds of people online.

 The 26-year-old supermodel took to Instagram to share snaps from a campaign for the  globally-renowned Spanish high-fashion brand with her 56.4million Instagram followers before quickly deleting the gallery post.

On Wednesday, Balenciaga appeared to be laying the blame on Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti for their controversial campaign.

Second thoughts: Bella posted – and then deleted – a series of images to Instagram on Tuesday that showed her modeling Balenciaga's new spring collection. Her 'maxi hourglass' coat costs $4,290 while the black blouse beneath runs a mere $1,950

Second thoughts: Bella posted – and then deleted – a series of images to Instagram on Tuesday that showed her modeling Balenciaga’s new spring collection. Her ‘maxi hourglass’ coat costs $4,290 while the black blouse beneath runs a mere $1,950

Balenciaga, a globally-renowned Spanish fashion house appear to be laying the blame at the photographer, Gabriele Galimberti

Balenciaga, a globally-renowned Spanish fashion house appear to be laying the blame at the photographer, Gabriele Galimberti 

Perhaps even more bizarrely, a Twitter user discovered that one of the photos in the shoot contained an excerpt from the 2008 US Supreme Court opinion in United States v. Williams, which upheld part of a federal child pornography law, which Twitter’s own fact-checkers confirmed. 

The ruling determined that offering or requesting to transfer, sell, deliver, or trade child pornography did not violate the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, even if a person charged under the code did not in fact possess child pornography with which to trade. The late Justice Antonin Scalia noted specifically that offers to engage in illegal transactions are categorically excluded from First Amendment protection.

Balenciaga released a statement Tuesday apologizing for the photoshoot and seemingly suggesting they would take legal action against Galimberti and anyone else involved. 

Fashion brand Balenciaga is apologizing for what many believe is a photoshoot that amounts to child pornography, with a child holding a teddy bear dressed in a BDSM outfit

Fashion brand Balenciaga is apologizing for what many believe is a photoshoot that amounts to child pornography, with a child holding a teddy bear dressed in a BDSM outfit 

Balenciaga released a statement Tuesday apologizing for the photoshoot and seemingly suggesting they would take legal action against Galimberti and anyone else involved

Balenciaga released a statement Tuesday apologizing for the photoshoot and seemingly suggesting they would take legal action against Galimberti and anyone else involved

Perhaps even more bizarrely, a Twitter user discovered an Easter egg in the shoot, with one of the photos containing an excerpt from the US Supreme Court opinion in United States v. Williams, which upheld part of a federal child pornography law, which Twitter's own fact-checkers confirmed

Perhaps even more bizarrely, a Twitter user discovered an Easter egg in the shoot, with one of the photos containing an excerpt from the US Supreme Court opinion in United States v. Williams, which upheld part of a federal child pornography law, which Twitter’s own fact-checkers confirmed

The statement reads: ‘We sincerely apologize for any offense our holiday campaign may have caused. Our plush bear bags should not have been featured with children in this campaign. We have immediately removed the campaign from all platforms.

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

The photographer Galimberti promoted the images as part of a project series he called ‘Toy Stories,’ in an apparent reference to the Disney/Pixar film series, according to the Daily Dot

He writes of the project on his website: ‘For over two years, I visited more than 50 countries and created colorful images of boys and girls in their homes and neighborhoods with their most prized possessions: their toys.’

‘From Texas to India, Malawi to China, Iceland, Morocco, and Fiji, I recorded the spontaneous and natural joy that unites kids despite their diverse backgrounds. Whether the child owns a veritable fleet of miniature cars or a single stuffed monkey, the pride that they have is moving, funny, and thought provoking.’

Galimberti has been featured in National Geographic, The Sunday Times, Stern, Geo, Le Monde, La Repubblica and Marie Claire, according to his website

In the photoshoot Bella posted before deleting on Instagram, the star modeled a $10K office ensemble from the luxury fashion house’s new spring collection. 

With her dark hair slicked back into a severe V-part, Hadid appeared to be enjoying her high-tech shoot as she playfully waved her fingers at the camera.

The rest of her slim physique was hugged by a nude-colored bodysuit that left little to the imagination when it came to Bella’s backside. 

The model’s thong was very visible in the shots of her from behind. 

Draining bank accounts can be exhausting: Bella's black pumps are $1,400 and her black calfskin purse with a chain strap and an aged-silver buckle is a bargain at $2,100. Tallied together, the whole outfit rings in at nearly $10K, causing regular customers to clutch their pearls and fan their wallets

Draining bank accounts can be exhausting: Bella’s black pumps are $1,400 and her black calfskin purse with a chain strap and an aged-silver buckle is a bargain at $2,100. Tallied together, the whole outfit rings in at nearly $10K, causing regular customers to clutch their pearls and fan their wallets

Her ‘maxi hourglass’ coat costs $4,290 while the black blouse beneath runs a mere $1,950. 

Bella’s black pumps are a steal at $1,400 and her black calfskin purse with a chain strap and an aged-silver buckle is a bargain at $2,100.

Tallied together, the outfit rings in at nearly $10K, causing regular customers to clutch their pearls and fan their wallets. 

Hadid’s heart-stopping office look isn’t the only costly outfit she’s donned for the brand in the last couple of weeks. 

Take out a loan for this look: Bella Hadid recently modeled a very expensive track suit from Balenciaga's pricey new collaboration with Adidas. The top half is a separate jacket that costs $2,250 while the bottom half is the separate pants/shoes combo called 'Pantashoes' that retails for $3,790. The total is $6,040

Take out a loan for this look: Bella Hadid recently modeled a very expensive track suit from Balenciaga’s pricey new collaboration with Adidas. The top half is a separate jacket that costs $2,250 while the bottom half is the separate pants/shoes combo called ‘Pantashoes’ that retails for $3,790. The total is $6,040 

Bella recently wore an incredibly pricey tracksuit when she modeled Balenciaga’s new collaboration with Adidas. 

The jaw-dropper looked sensational as she slipped into a scarlet tracksuit complete with built-in heels. 

The jacket costs $2,250 while the separate pants/shoes combo called ‘Pantashoes’ retails for $3,790. The total cost for her look is an eye-watering $6,040.

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