Balenciaga's Self-Made Mess: Did They Mean for This to Happen??

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  • Your background knowledge about the various actors and levels of responsibility adds a lot of much-needed nuance to this discussion.. Very very valuable and well-executed content. Thank you, Justine!!

    Diana GavrykhDiana Gavrykh2 ай бұрын
    • @Jonba The sniggering from her through the video tells a lot about her degeneracy.

      XX20 күн бұрын
    • What publicreaction do you think the companies expected? Would love to see the original concept. I think even the photographers original photo series was odd - the perception it created was of taking images of children we see in police ch-- p--n photos with faces blacked out, and putting them in a more positive context. As if to indicate we are looking at the same child. Just my thought.

      Susan ParsonsSusan Parsons21 күн бұрын
    • How much is your pro child abuse troll pay?

      XXАй бұрын
    • Logan Paul's CryptoZoo is next!

      Marcus MedinaMarcus MedinaАй бұрын
    • Very informative. Thank you.

      ArchimedesscrewArchimedesscrewАй бұрын
  • Subtle hints of pedophilia have been seen in entertainment/ads etc for a very long time. I think child actors know more than anyone how disgusting the entertainment industry truly is. I suppose it's no surprise this can extend into the fashion industry since they intermingle often. Balenciaga made the "mistake" of throwing it in our faces very boldly, as if to say "yes this is happening, and there's nothing you can do about it." Maybe they didn't expect THIS much outrage? Not sure what they though they could gain other than attention.

    Melissa RobinsonMelissa Robinson2 ай бұрын
    • @Lauren M. Lynley This isn't the first time I've read that. I know a couple people who I felt have dropped subtle hints that they are into witchcraft and things like that in the past. I'm not someone who jumps to conclusions. Is there anything to really watch out for?

      Matthew 85kMatthew 85k28 күн бұрын
    • @Lisa Doucet this!

      im that girl again ytim that girl again ytАй бұрын
    • @Lauren M. Lynley Absolutely.... just as we saw with Way fare.

      Beverley BBeverley BАй бұрын
    • @Maria Shirley Temple was also in some movie when she was little more than a toddler playing a prostitute at a bar alongside two boys of about the same age, who were trying to pick her up. This was before the Shirley Temple show, I think. And read some of the journalist reviews of the Shirley Temple show from the time - one reviewer spoke so sexually of her (saying her eyes revealed a mature woman inside a girl's body who was trying to entice the men or whatever, talking about the fullness of her butt and so forth) that her studio actually had to sue him for libel.

      SchlichteTovenSchlichteTovenАй бұрын
    • @Lauren M. Lynley where did you hear that?

      SarissSarissАй бұрын
  • I don't have children yet but as a survival of child sexual abuse this almost broke my heart.I cried at my office hiding in the washroom.I don't know why this hit me that hard. Children should be protected at all cost.

    EvelynEvelynАй бұрын
    • @cooky75015 🥰💕🤗

      Arlene ShinesArlene Shines21 күн бұрын
    • @Arlene Shines grateful for people like you!

      cooky75015cooky7501521 күн бұрын
    • Sending hugs your way! Couldn't agree more! I pray that you heal from the past 💕

      cooky75015cooky7501521 күн бұрын
    • It hit you so hard because you know the pain that many many children will endure because of it.. You've been there and I am so sorry that happened to you. I don't understand.. I don't see the appeal... It enrages me to the point of wanting them all eliminated and I feel bad for saying that but if you're mind is that sick?? I see no use for a human such as that. Again thank you for sharing Im so sorry you weren't protected.. I would kill someone if they touched my child and every parent SHOULD feel that way! I hope you are living a great life now..

      Chase JohnsonChase JohnsonАй бұрын
    • @Stone 23 the first one is a pickup for

      TML TransportationTML TransportationАй бұрын
  • What disturbs me is the parents allowing this to go on🤨

    Cloud831Cloud831Ай бұрын
    • Greed, and at the expense of the the most innocent.

      Kelly LappinKelly Lappin15 күн бұрын
    • @Rebecca Barton or the parents themselves are narcissists whose parents were narcissists, that kind of thing.

      Jacob Kline's Fancy NoisesJacob Kline's Fancy NoisesАй бұрын
    • Probably foster kids.normal parents would not want this for their child.

      Rebecca BartonRebecca BartonАй бұрын
    • Parents are Pedophiles themself! Or at least promote it.

      Pilgrims NestPilgrims NestАй бұрын
    • @Freeing Humanity Now you're being shadow banned, if you can even read this. I can see your reply, until I expand to see everything, and suddenly your reply is missing.

      Jacob Kline's Fancy NoisesJacob Kline's Fancy NoisesАй бұрын
  • As a fashion designer, I completely agree with you! All the little things you see on a photoshoot have to be approved. And the most bizarre is Balenciaga saying they didn't approve the models being children! The choice of models is one of the most important parts of the process of the campaing, as they will be the "faces" of the brand. Poor excuses!

    ladyanterellaladyanterellaАй бұрын
    • @index debunked already

      G DG D28 күн бұрын
    • @index I know this is irrelevant to the discussion as I am equally angry at their behavior, but as a specialist I'll say: that is not Latin at all. It doesn't mean anything. Still, to hell with them.

      thisisnotascreenamethisisnotascreenameАй бұрын
    • Why does this even surprise you Balenciaga.. it's hidden in plain sight. Ba'al Enci Aga... In Latin is means Ba'al is King. Don't bury your head in the sand.

      indexindexАй бұрын
    • GOOD POINT. so many glaring holes in their “explanation”

      DanielaSkyDanielaSkyАй бұрын
    • Companies who lie think no one notices . The owner needs to be jailed

      Serina ASMRSerina ASMRАй бұрын
  • Your assessement is spot on. I was a producer (commercials and still) for many years and the ONLY way this campaign happened was due to a tyrant with too much power, people scared of losing their jobs and a lot of money.

    jen d.jen d.Ай бұрын
    • @indexI never saw it that way - Ba’al is king. Meaning of Ba’al - Baal, god worshipped in many ancient Middle Eastern communities, especially among the Canaanites, who apparently considered him a fertility deity and one of the most important gods in the pantheon. 😮

      ElleElleАй бұрын
    • Why does this even surprise you Balenciaga.. it's hidden in plain sight. Ba'al Enci Aga... In Latin is means Ba'al is King. Don't bury your head in the sand.

      indexindexАй бұрын
    • fact

      Avatar007Avatar007Ай бұрын
    • So one guy(who you assume exist with all this power) got even other brands like Adidas. Bowing to his power 🤔🤔 why is there multiple level of board approval then ??? See that’s what’s dangerous. Is people constantly making excuses for those WELL PLANED events of photo shoots. Their is clearly a group well installed that made sure this was going to happened And I believe they even knew they was going to be a back lash

      Steve DuvalsaintSteve DuvalsaintАй бұрын
  • As a former marketing executive for several luxury brands, this is 100% accurate. The client and agency have multiple layers of approval and consent built into the preproduction, production and post production of every advertising product. There is no such thing as a "one off". I have been a on both the client/brand and agency teams on sets for print and broadcast advertising and NOTHING escapes the eyes of the responsible party, which is always and inescapably the client. "The edgy photographer made me do it" or "the stylist did it without my knowledge" are excuses which simply do not pass the smell test. It just does not happen.

    Lisa B.Lisa B.2 ай бұрын
    • 💯 💯

      Stephanie KuenstingStephanie Kuensting21 күн бұрын
    • Exactly, I have been working in fashion all my life, and we plan everything ahead, imagine that big company, to do everything is a long process to be approved. We can see the whole set is allegoric to child abus* ( the papers on the floor, the drawing, the teddies, outfit, etc ). Disgusting 🤢 End of the world 🌎 the bad things, they are testing humans step by step to see if they are already open to approve all these aberrations openly, and not behaving the doors. 😢

    • @B Bodziak I study and work in PR and let me tell you that these 'mantras' are largely spoken out, but they doen't mean they are true.

      Luciana MazzaLuciana MazzaАй бұрын
    • The video and this comment are both very helpful in getting a grasp of the scope of this situation …thank you!

      higgarochiggarocАй бұрын
    • @Karzan Kader Adidas is also getting exposed by Kenya west

      mia maganamia maganaАй бұрын
  • I was not aware of these events until I watched this video. It makes me sick. Thank you for posting and for taking a strong stand against any sort of normalizing sexual abuse of children.

    La GiacchinaLa GiacchinaАй бұрын
    • Why does this even surprise you Balenciaga.. it's hidden in plain sight. Ba'al Enci Aga... In Latin is means Ba'al is King. Don't bury your head in the sand.

      indexindexАй бұрын
  • I was so angered by what they did I threw out my Balenciaga perfume. I was glad I decided not to buy their bag because I would have taken it back. Child abuse isn’t trendy or a joke. No one believes that everyone in management didn’t have approval.

    NikkiLNikkiLАй бұрын
    • It's been going on for centuries....child abuse. When people find out the extent of it, they will be traumatized.

      diane tannerdiane tannerАй бұрын
    • I'm proud of you. I wish you had filmed a video pouring it out and telling B to F off.

      Kathy McKathy McАй бұрын
  • What about the parents of those kids? How can they let this happen? The agencies? How can anyone work with children let this happen ? It turns my stomach. If I was a photographer and this was my assignment not only I would refuse to do it but also I would be fighting all those people, then taking action to stop them. I hope they all crumble down to nothing. Thank you for making this video.

    Ollie BeeOllie BeeАй бұрын
    • @A Channel For Life and their kids apparently 😔 so sad

      Ollie BeeOllie BeeАй бұрын
    • People sell their souls to the devil.

      A Channel For LifeA Channel For LifeАй бұрын
  • When someone shows you who they are, believe them. Always someone these days trying to push the boundaries to include children in sexual themes. Sickening 🤬

    AmandaAmandaАй бұрын
  • Thank you for calling out the BS by sharing how many layers of consent there’s been in this ‘campaign’. Even when they’ll hang someone lower on the ladder out to dry legally, we should hold the others accountable collectively. As a child I was always completely dumbfounded how many adults preferred keeping a blind eye and not stand up for us kids.

    A AlohaA AlohaАй бұрын
  • Well explained! My 2 children was modelling since childhood and i can confirm all the serious brands Photoshoots have huge production teams who work and select images carefully, they have wardrobe, set, prop, light… and other professionals so and they always have someone from the main brand to watch if all goes the way they planned it. So where is no mistakes here! All was as they planned

    I SEE UI SEE UАй бұрын
  • So, who is really behind this ad? Why haven’t “they” been exposed? Seems like this disturbing story has been swept under the rug. Excellent video 👍

    damsel72damsel72Ай бұрын
  • I worked in photography a while back. There's no way an ad for a big brand like this would make it to print "by accident". Even when we photographed "boring" straightforward catalog stuff, there were many people hovering around making sure it was what they wanted.

    Joanne BlackJoanne BlackАй бұрын
  • Thank you so much for exposing the total depravity, erroneous conscience and poor judgment in this brand. This is not the bad decision of one or two people. This campaign was approved by a multitude of sick minds before being printed.

    Kellie ZKellie ZАй бұрын
  • I’ve noticed the same “mood” with Zara, last year I purchased my toddler clothes and their photos gave me the creeps

    Li HLi HАй бұрын
    • You still bought stuff from them? Not the best move imo

      M LunaM LunaАй бұрын

    • Very true. I never shop there or anywhere, but I recently had to buy a coat for a special occasion and noticed a huge image on their TV screen of a super skinny crying model who looked very upset. Either these ladies are being trafficked and forced to model without anyone realizing it or they were told to look very upset.

      __Ай бұрын
    • Ooooh just went on there...definitely has that Balenciaga vibe😳

      🌸The Doors🌸🌸The Doors🌸Ай бұрын
  • As a person that doesn’t work in the fashion industry or marketing and may not know the whole process, this whole situation was very well explained that now I understand the big trouble they are in! Thanks for a great content and explanation in the matter ❤

    Najy StarkNajy StarkАй бұрын
    • Why does this even surprise you Balenciaga.. it's hidden in plain sight. Ba'al Enci Aga... In Latin is means Ba'al is King. Don't bury your head in the sand.

      indexindexАй бұрын
    • I had no idea too tho,well explain 💜🙏

      Mamisa LumiereMamisa LumiereАй бұрын
  • A very balanced and enlightening commentary, Justine. Thank you for clearing up the layers of responsibility in a commercial brand photoshoot. Your personal experience is appreciated.

    2btpatch2btpatchАй бұрын
  • I work in marketing and this is exactly what I said when I saw balenciaga’s horrible apology that made it sound like this campaign accidentally happened without their knowledge 🙄 just horrible

    Rally StanoevaRally Stanoeva2 ай бұрын
    • Right I work in marketing too and a lot of people including important people have to approve even for one email campaign so what about a marketing campaign like that…

      cami932cami9322 ай бұрын
    • I don't see how any apology could make them come back from what they did.

      SpidernymphSpidernymph2 ай бұрын
    • anyone in business smelled that B.S. miles away

      Vkng WmnVkng Wmn2 ай бұрын
    • And they removed the old pics and put new ones and if you look closely there is a Demon and blood in the supposed child's drawings in the background, this is so sad.

      Alma WilliamsAlma Williams2 ай бұрын
    • It's gaslighting, really, on a massive scale

      Lady V and Mr TLady V and Mr T2 ай бұрын
  • Having done editorial modeling when I was younger, EVERY single thing in a modeling shoot is choreographed- from the model's pose, facial expression to every.single. prop that appears in the photo. And the brands look at EVERY DETAIL, including wording on anything in the background and foreground. THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS - NONE. Cancel the parent company and ALL of its brands - including Gucci - adidas, balenciaga, and EVERY celebrity involved because they know what they were involved with.

    hlb0111hlb0111Ай бұрын
  • I had never heard of Kering or Balenciaga before. So if they just wanted exposure they definitely got it. I am glad I found your video. Thank you for thoughtful discussion of this matter.

    Bubbles KoncheskyBubbles KoncheskyАй бұрын
  • You presented this subject matter so clearly and well done! Thank you for raising awareness. I come from the standpoint that many high-budget brands involve themselves in degrading and even evil practices for press and other malicious intents. Over the years, discovering this type of thing has influenced me on what I purchase-I simply do not want to support any brand who thinks these things are okay and good to popularize.

    Melissa LandryMelissa LandryАй бұрын
  • It’s crazy how much work goes into something like this

    Lindsay85Lindsay85Ай бұрын
    • Why the People do these sinful things? It's horrible and also the future, if we do not recent...what is the human like? Oh, God..

      c venemac venemaАй бұрын
  • It's outrageous. It's really a scary world we live in. We cannot excuse Balenciaga for it's project....thank you for speaking out and being bold and also honest.... Much respect

    A JenA Jen2 ай бұрын
  • Finally a video on Balenciaga that explains the way this company messed things up for themselves and now has to dig themselves out of the hole they dug themselves! 😩 Happy to hear a concise explanation without a fanatical viewpoint, you are appreciated! ❤❤❤

    fathand Robertfathand RobertАй бұрын
  • Thank you, Justine, for your honest opinion. So sickening! They and others the same, deserve to disolve.

    Mrs MMrs MАй бұрын
  • I LOVE the way you explain things. Professional, yet simply put and quite entertaining. Plus, you're just cool. A pearl among youtube channels :) it's like a mixture of academic knowledge and social media skills.

    M KM KАй бұрын
  • And the fact that there are decent companies in the fashion industry means it’s possible - what happened at Balenciaga doesn’t necessarily come with the territory. So there is no excuse really to not meet standards if basic human decency just because you’re a fashion brand. Thank you Justine, great video! Love your background knowledge on the whole context. ♥️

    Lyn CassadyLyn CassadyАй бұрын
  • Justine, you nailed it. I also work in brand and advertising and NOTHING is unintentional. This campaign is disgusting and additionally I have recently learned that the CEO of Kering also has been tied to some very troubling product marketing as it relates to children. As consumers they have told us where they stand; it is now up to us to make it clear where we stand.

    Jennifer FridayJennifer Friday2 ай бұрын
    • thank you for enlightening our eyes to this company. How sad

      Yvett WhitakerYvett WhitakerАй бұрын
    • @Mary Shelly; at the end of the day, it's All about Money and their Cut, how much of it goes into their Bank Accounts. And the type of Lifestyle it Buys for them.

      This is America This is America Ай бұрын
    • @Mary Shelly they are also the owners of Gucci….and Bottega Venetia, Alexander McQueen, and Yves St Laurent. All offer top line EXPENSIVE products only the elite can afford and will continue to buy. Cuz that’s what they do.

      KarenKarenАй бұрын
    • The CEO of Kering is Francois Pinault, Salma Hayek’s husband.

      Mary ShellyMary ShellyАй бұрын
    • @MamaFriday: I am with You on that One!!!

      This is America This is America Ай бұрын
  • Yes they meant it to happen 100% exactly in the way it has happened and followed by the predictable non-apology apology.

    Neasa HayesNeasa HayesАй бұрын
  • Justine, thank you for explaining this so eloquently, it sheds some much needed light on this situation. The intent to shock was clearly there, but to involve innocent children is unfathomable.

    Nota BeneNota BeneАй бұрын
  • When my daughter was 7 I was thinking of signing her up for a children's theater camp and the director (male, no children) had them put on a play of Footloose. I thought it was an odd choice for little kids. When we actually saw the play, I was mortified. All of the sexual stuff in the movie was still there and completely inappropriate for little kids. I told him my thoughts later and he said, "I never thought about it."

    SSАй бұрын
  • A very interesting take from someone who has solid experience in the fashion / marketing world and how every step is approved . Thank you for your work on this topic . It’s vital we stay on this

    Aisling RuaneAisling RuaneАй бұрын
  • Thank you, Justine, for your moral compass. Child actors and models have always been subjected to being sexualized; however, Balenciaga’s pedophilia was so overt that it couldn’t be ignored. If any company deserves to be “canceled”, one who mocks a Supreme Court decision to excuse their own complete lack of judgement and flaunts sexual child abuse should definitely be. They’re not cool, trendy or avant-garde; they are disgusting.

    Marti CooperMarti Cooper2 ай бұрын
  • You're an absolute treasure! Your professionalism is just top-notch! Thank you so much Justine!!💜💜

    Mel TMel TАй бұрын
  • Fashion industry brands always had controversial dark origins...Not all of them, but many!!!Let us not forget famous designer's and brand's ties with nazis during WWII.Anyway, keep up the good work , Justine, your content is amazing!!!

    βασω κατσανικακηβασω κατσανικακηАй бұрын
    • or the worse than nazi Churchill bombing German houses first and much more than German bombs in retaliation called the blitz. The U.S president was used to drop two genocide weapons on Japanese people killing 10's of thousands instantly and many more suffer for generations after and that wasn't the nazi's that actually used the genocide weapon on people. The upper class german and U.S people didn't war with each other and U.S gave nazi's v2 rocket fuel ingredients so they could use them. Now the one of the 'all lies' , russia are supposedly at war again insulting all the lest we forget people.

      XXАй бұрын
  • Thank you, finally someone that actually knows how photoshoots are done. There is NO way, they did not see that, it was clearly strategically planed

    Clody CatesClody CatesАй бұрын
  • Do not foreget the stack of books on the desk of 'the lawyer' and their disgusting content. What is disturbing is that they ALL feel comfortable enough to do this. Their life is soked with this and they feel free enough to express themselves. All levels were oke with this. That says something. Very very worrying.

    LenLenАй бұрын
    • This is their 'normal'.

      diane tannerdiane tannerАй бұрын
  • This is horrible. There is so much trafficking in this world and children are targets. I am so appalled by this brand’s message to the world and a certain group of people. Thank you for talking about this Justine.

    Alondra CAlondra C2 ай бұрын
    • Are they being told what to do, to prepare the public for disclosure? Disclosure is coming, worldwide, next year. The timing of this is not lost on me. We shall see............

      diane tannerdiane tannerАй бұрын
    • @Rigel B go and see pizza gate,and you will understand...

      Ela ElinaEla Elina2 ай бұрын
    • Very true. And they could have chosen to make the opposite statement ie. to respect children.

      Rose StewartRose Stewart2 ай бұрын
    • And by the way, who do you think might be doing the trafficking.

      Rigel BRigel B2 ай бұрын
  • I've never been in marketing or design and I know well enough as a regular Joe that the company was involved in this shoe and it wasn't just a photographer like they are saying, my brother is a professional photographer and he doesn't make all the rules for the photo shoots. They got exposed and now they are lying!

    1thess5231thess523Ай бұрын
  • Thank you Justine. I worked with a fashion photographer just after college. She had very little input comparative to the art director and marketing team and this was working with local brands. Can't even imagine the tight control a huge brand like Balenciaga would have. I already pity the scapegoat whoever it may be. This whole thing makes me want to vomit. It is so horribly wrong on such a deep level.

    justalittlebitmojustalittlebitmoАй бұрын
  • What an incredibly well-made video. I’m not interested in the fashion industry but I was just curious. This was very informative.

    Rusl PitRusl PitАй бұрын
  • I love how you kept it PC. The truth is whoever approved it bust be into child pr0n or even worse things that we should probably not mention here. People need to start asking why they would do this.

    fiftyfivefiftyfiveАй бұрын
  • Thank you Justine for being brave and having strong values and explaining how impossible it was that Balenciaga didn't know about the details of that campaign. How disgusting is that high profile people that have children sill supporting this monstrosity done against the most vulnerable part of our society our innocent CHILDREN.

    cuorebelloefelicecuorebelloefeliceАй бұрын
  • No one's even bothers to seriously investigate what goes on behind the scenes. Many of these companies, groups, and individuals communicate with each other. Thank you for the breakdown, very useful to hear it from someone who's familiar with the industry.

    Robert Ortiz-WilsonRobert Ortiz-WilsonАй бұрын
  • Bravo Justine. Thank you for speaking up for children and their protection.

    BISABISAАй бұрын
  • Thank you Justine for this video. With respectfully presented facts and analysis like this, I have high hopes in the return to values of the fashion industry. 🌈✌

    grandjettegrandjetteАй бұрын
  • Justine, hats off to you for addressing this in such an incredibly professional manner. It does not surprise me one bit, I spent 35 years in the industry and some things made me sick to my stomach and angry at times but a make-up artist holds little sway! I am so glad that this has come to light . It needs a mass movement to stamp out the abuse and exploitation of children, and the predators, here's hoping this goes a long way to doing just that. Thanks heaps. xx

    maureen rhysjonesmaureen rhysjones2 ай бұрын
    • Industry people like you are a part of the problem… seeing firsthand for your 35 years and knowing what you know and doing nothing makes you complicit

      Mootmoot MootmootMootmoot Mootmoot2 ай бұрын
    • Operation underground Railroad( O.U.R) do the research!

      Lisa BarkerLisa Barker2 ай бұрын
    • O.U.R.

      Lisa BarkerLisa Barker2 ай бұрын
    • what things? The same child exploitation things?

      DappidyDappidy2 ай бұрын
  • oh man... this is horrible. My mum has talked about this problem for the past 30 years. And I have a cool pair of addidas basketball shoes ... I am going to give them to charity. I can't ever wear them again. And I am glad I never fell for the Balenciaga look. That's super creepy. Thank you for covering this. I actually only listened because I didn't want to see any of the images. As soon as you showed the first image, even from my phone screen I could tell it was disgusting. Wow. You do a great job of explaining all the details. I have been on photo sets before and I agree, nothing is left to chance. Even to the point of combing strands of hair. I would have walked off that set for sure. What were they thinking? Group think is dangerous. The agency that put those kids in that position should also be questioned. What are they thinking??? Wow.

    UX Vocab ClubUX Vocab ClubАй бұрын
    • Better to send the Adidas back to Adidas with a note about why.

      C.K. LeeC.K. LeeАй бұрын
  • That was so enlightening, thanks for the effort and the transparency 💝

    Hanan .ZHanan .ZАй бұрын
  • Great insight into the professional process. This campaign will hopefully bring the company down and serve as a wakeup call for the future.

    2005jes20052005jes2005Ай бұрын
  • As a brand manager and marketing/creative director for many years, your assessment of the depth of corporate involvement and responsibility is spot on. Especially in the case of a co-sponsorship. No way Adidas gets out of this scot free. When I worked on cooperative campaigns, the “suits” on set doubled. This entire campaign was carefully calculated and crafted down to the position of each item. The stylist would have c-very carefully positioned that sheet of paper to make sure EXACTLY which words were legible.

    Bryan YorkeBryan YorkeАй бұрын
  • Well said Justine. It’s shocking for the worst possible reasons. The arrogance to think that they could get away with this is breathtaking.

    TupperwarenessTupperwareness2 ай бұрын
    • @Hope Gold you’re right. It was brazen to put it mildly. Needless to say the backlash is glorious and they’ve well and truly ‘pissed on their chips’ as they say here in the north of England.. I shall continue to not buy their clothes with even more passion.

      TupperwarenessTupperwareness2 ай бұрын
    • @Hope Gold Unfortunately, I believe you are correct. Going forward thinking that "there is no such thing as bad publicity", they may have intended at least SOME of this backlash fallout, but it is up to the rest of us to show how truly unacceptable this type of "art" is.

      Amy DeVolAmy DeVol2 ай бұрын
    • They are getting away with it, because the social media posting will go away and there will be no real consequences for those involved.

      PurpurinaPurpurina2 ай бұрын
    • @Hope Gold Exactement. This ad campaign is either sheer stupidity or brilliance.

      Lostund GefundenLostund Gefunden2 ай бұрын
    • Except they didn’t think they could get away with it. They expected exactly what’s happening. The name of the designer is in a ton of soc med posts, not just the seasonal shows, etc.

      Hope GoldHope Gold2 ай бұрын
  • When there are drag queen story hours for preschoolers and elementary school kids being asked what their pronouns are, why are we surprised by this? It’s all part of a bigger picture. Childhood is sacred: protect children now!

    SSАй бұрын
  • Thank you for bringing your professional knowledge to our understanding of this grotesque situation.

    catherine yronwodecatherine yronwodeАй бұрын
  • Thank you Justine for standing firm on your beliefs and educating those of us that don’t know the fashion industry. Bless you for protecting the children that are exploited by these companies.

    Mimi HowenstineMimi HowenstineАй бұрын
  • Thank you for explaining the process to us and giving more context to it

    Wardinah BahatiWardinah BahatiАй бұрын
  • Knocked it out of the park with this assessment Justine. They knew exactly what they were doing.

    Decima NightelfDecima Nightelf2 ай бұрын
    • @soonsims Their trafficking children themselves,.. Elites have a red shoe club, the skins of the children lives they've taken! Their rubbing it in our faces!

      JustMe Sapphirefire23JustMe Sapphirefire232 ай бұрын
    • @soonsims its the opposite

      SBssgurl SBssgurlSBssgurl SBssgurl2 ай бұрын
    • @soonsims Who knows what nefarious reasons they had for doing what they did, but it’s clear that it was not for good.

      Decima NightelfDecima Nightelf2 ай бұрын
    • Exactly, very well said 👏🏻👏🏻💯

      FionaFiona2 ай бұрын
    • @soonsims they are predators. They do not want to help children at all.

      Donna ArandaDonna Aranda2 ай бұрын
  • Thank you for your balanced and well-informed presentation of this situation. Your expertise and perspective is so valuable and appreciated!

    presdonnapresdonnaАй бұрын
  • I know it's hard to shoot a provocative campaign these days, but this crossed a line. Wonder what everyone involved was thinking in their marketing-bubble^^. If that ended up on my desk, I would have expected the outcome straight😅

    ÖKO freshÖKO freshАй бұрын
    • How do you find it funny?

      XXАй бұрын
    • But every campaign is 'provocation'. They are basically one satanic ad after another. They have zero ideas, zero creativity. Just shock jocks because they are hacks.

      Emma JaneEmma JaneАй бұрын
  • Thank you for making this video. With your knowledge, you have made it clear that the brand company knew. This is the most horrifying, the way this is all going, even in politics. We need to do more research, because this is what is happening in politics (Epstein is not the only one, ok?), and the people involved are famous, or wealthy in the world, with finances and lobby pull. I believe the anti abortion wave was started recently, not for 'love' for the children, but for a supply. I'm sorry. Normal people fighting for anti abortion may have altruistic reasons, but I assure you, this is not what started this movement. Pay attention.

    KuruflowerKuruflowerАй бұрын
  • Thanks for describing usual work structure in such business. So basically whole company is filled with sickos not just their designers.🤮 They should all be investigated on background.

    Veron HakiVeron HakiАй бұрын
  • This is totally vile and disgusting. Any celebrities still attached to the brand are morally bankrupt.

    FreedomluverFreedomluver2 ай бұрын
    • @Susan Danforth no repercussions? The lake of fire is for all eternity. Don't worry God will have His revenge.

      Emma JaneEmma JaneАй бұрын
    • @Elena N yes I have. In our face evil. Spoiler alert, it's only going to get worse. There will be no consequences for this and all the celebrities are silent. Kk gave a lame statement.

      Susan DanforthSusan Danforth2 ай бұрын
    • @G.T.O. Momma and Marina Abramovic ! Anyone seen Out of Sh@dows ??

      Elena NElena N2 ай бұрын
    • @Pene Lope scary

      OshunThaGreatOshunThaGreat2 ай бұрын
    • @counselthyself look into Selma Hayek's husband 🤢

      G.T.O. MommaG.T.O. Momma2 ай бұрын
  • Thank you soo much I’m done with Adidas and every brand that was involved in this

    Marc LaguerreMarc LaguerreАй бұрын
  • Thank you for this. I hope that company crashes and burns. I have friends who were sexualized as children and I see the devistation it causes to the entirely scued way they see themselves, the world, it's dreadful the adult life many have. Even down to how unaware of themselves they are. Yet if anyone is on the side of the adults who do this to innocent children they need to be locked away forever. Sadly this gender rubbish where anything you feel goes is helping, sorry but it leads to distorted thinking. Bella L

    TheLestrangeLairTheLestrangeLairАй бұрын
  • Disgusting, thank you for the update! Never buy this brand

    Daily ProblemsDaily ProblemsАй бұрын
  • Justine, thank you for speaking up on this issue. I am disgusted with Balenciaga and their disregard for child rights.

    Angelic AriesAngelic AriesАй бұрын
  • I was stunned by Balenciaga's initial response of trying to blame the initial campaign show designer, the Christmas campaign photographer and every one of the myriad people you mentioned who attended the photoshoot without accepting any blame themselves. People who wouldn't care about Balenciaga may not know how fashion campaigns work but we all know that you do what the boss says to do. If it's adults wanting to watch adult men and women stomp through the rain in outfits that cost more than most of us make in a year, that's fine. It's not my esthetic but it's not my place to judge. I do believe it is my (and your) place to judge the treatment of children in advertising. Where was anyone with a lick of good sense or even good taste? Where were the parents who decided, yes, if it's Balenciaga who want to sexualize my four year old it must be ok.

    tucsoncaroltucsoncarol2 ай бұрын
    • I am not stunned, as this is the usual modus operandi of these cowards. Currently, this is going on with our political 'leaders' who are ratting on each other to save their own skin. Rats behave better amongst their own. I regret.

      diane tannerdiane tannerАй бұрын
    • The genocide of native Americans on our us soil... Lol no I know that's not what is protected. Another term I can't type out.... J3w topic right.

      A san777A san7772 ай бұрын
    • With regards to the adult campaign, I also find it quite exploitative to cash in on the plight of war refugees escaping from torture, genocide and other atrocities that I can't mention here because of KZworld's automoderation filters. To sell a *luxury* brand to trust fund babies by romanticising and trivialising the horrors that these people have been through is just sick.

      Alli PAlli P2 ай бұрын
  • Thankyou for standing up to all of this and for the children 😊

    Tina WatneyTina WatneyАй бұрын
  • Thank you for an excellent post Justine.There are some people in the comments section who are survivors of child abuse so the intelligent and sensitive way you talked about this is impressive.

    Wonderwoman9GWonderwoman9GАй бұрын
  • What a Woman of Substance. Your content is well executed. Thank you.

    Gracie EthertonGracie EthertonАй бұрын
  • As disturbing as this is, I'm glad it happened so people can have their eyes opened. There needs to be a revolution. We should be protesting this in public, not just on our keyboards.

    A DA DАй бұрын
  • “Balenciaga made their bed not once, but twice.” I whole-heartedly agree with this. They knew what they did wrong, and they did it again. Very upsetting. Thank you so much for explaining the process to us and for speaking about this!

    Hey It's JayJayHey It's JayJay2 ай бұрын
  • Wow, I know nothing about the fashion industry and was able to follow and understand your arguments. I agree with your conclusion. I do not even shop for regular clothes and am somehow watching this story thinking they should burn all luxury clothing brands to the ground.

    MargaritaVioletaMargaritaVioletaАй бұрын
  • The very mindset of someone who thinks child exploitation is ‘edgy’ or ‘stylish’ is disturbing.

    RadioActive GamingRadioActive GamingАй бұрын
  • Thank you Justine...they thought they would get away with it...someone is sick somewhere... please never buy their products/clothes. Protect children NOW.

    sunflowersunflowerАй бұрын
  • Thank you! So well put. The "fashion show" itself seemed to be an imitation of Alexander McQueen as some sort of comment on the war in Ukraine -- while McQueen's statement was personal/emotional the Balenciaga show was exploitative. As to using such a questionable photographer; what is wrong with those people? The first photograph was sickening and the second wasn't any better, depicting a child as a "gangsta" -- really? Balenciaga has been off the rails for years; might was well let them rest in peace.

    C.K. LeeC.K. LeeАй бұрын
    • Was this set up for a reason? A reason that I have not seen, yet in the discussions herein. A reason that has to do with world wide disclosure resulting in this preparation of the public for this disclosure. Just asking questions. Either they are blindly arrogant or they have been ordered to do this from those who have taken control over this centuries old problem that is about to be exposed to the public. as we are very close to this disclosure.........

      diane tannerdiane tannerАй бұрын
  • When you dig deeper into the Instagram accounts of the stylist and the associated artists there are images of child cruelty and animal cruelty that are horrific but of course now these accounts have all been privatised There is a lot of disgusting imagery in the higher echelons of the fashion and entertainment industry

    N DN D2 ай бұрын
    • I saw some of the images. Absolutely disturbing and sickening.

      Tammy LaRondeTammy LaRondeАй бұрын
    • @Rainbow 1986 can you link it

      s21972012145525s219720121455252 ай бұрын
    • @ComealongComealong it's nothing to do with those traits you attach to those involved, it's classic luciferianism, the very word Balenciaga translates in English to Baal is king and Baal being moloch the god of child sacrifice, this is way deeper than psychopathy, but the stupified masses are so biblically illiterate they've no idea whats going on sadly and what it's root source is. This is simply today's 🍕Gate that was very real. Hilary Clinton specifically mentions she sacrificed a chicken to moloch on her emails leak on 2016, celebrity satanist to the fallen stars Marina Abromavic is just another Vulcovva, high priestess in leveyan satanism (Anton Levay).

    • It’s worse than what I ever imagined, Blair made a video that is quite informative but shocked me deeply, I was not expecting it to be so bad

      Rainbow 1986Rainbow 19862 ай бұрын
    • Blaire White made a video about exactly this, I recommend everyone watch it. I knew the situation was bad, but it's actually so so so much worse.

      Lily JasmineLily Jasmine2 ай бұрын
  • I'm grateful this is the only piece of media I have consumed on the matter, and the only piece I will. Thank you for making a thoughtful and informed video, Justine

    hailevhailevАй бұрын
  • Thank you for sharing all that would be involved. It’s really disgusting

    Elaine WitwerElaine WitwerАй бұрын
  • How dare they do such things and think they can get away with it?

    Sara ASara AАй бұрын
  • In my view, Ballenciago was testing the waters. How close are we to getting the public to accept pedophilia and child abuse? So they’ll back off for now. But they will be back. This will end in violence either against children or against those perpetrate these atrocities. If we look at culture now vs even 10 years ago, we see an accelerating trend of increased depravity. Thank you, Justine, I appreciate your remarks.

    Carmen FabellaCarmen FabellaАй бұрын
    • @Brown 25 You have to look deeper or further into the reasoning!! EVIL IS SO ADVANCED & AHEAD OF THE GAME!! By the time most folk see it or are in it, IT'S TOO LATE!!!

      Qwammie NewsomeQwammie Newsome14 күн бұрын
    • That's my exact thoughts. They're testing the waters. Soon they'll hummer this concept down our throats the way they did with lbgtq liberalism

      Mary MusauMary Musau17 күн бұрын
    • @Iris Florentina or.. mizzury54 person benefits from the fact that this situation is normalized. Either way, its horrible.

      enigmacplenigmacpl19 күн бұрын
    • ​@Zen Dragon I doubt that people like Brown25 have heard about Overton's window. It seems to be "panem et circenses" type of a person.

      que ardaque arda27 күн бұрын
    • @Brown 25 Are you sure? So why there is a difference between definition of a ped0philia in ICD-10 and ICD-11? What will be next?

      que ardaque arda27 күн бұрын
  • Justine, I have always loved your fashion advice, but now my admiration is doubled for you speaking out on this horrific ad campaign!! So much more than any celebrities are doing!! ❤

    Evelyn SalEvelyn Sal2 ай бұрын
    • Agree!!!

      KDPKDP2 ай бұрын
    • Agreed. I’ve always loved Justine’s perspective but this was like a TED level expert talk - set out the issues clearly, and explained so much about the industry!

      Sarah SSarah S2 ай бұрын
  • GROOMING OUR CHILDREN Also grooming our young and impressionable adults to accept it as edgy and cool. This is outrageous and thank you for your ethically guided opinions and education. For knowing this is wrong. There are so many layers to this video. I can appriciate the runway call to attention to the pains of the refugees. But where this went with photo shoots with children with (as?) suggestive objects is sickening!!! I ended up watching it a second time and gained so much more information and understanding. As a mother struggling with a sense of PC vs. Family values, I am so concerned with this obvious attempt to grooming our children for over-sexualized behaviors!!! I cannot understand where it is coming from! I have to work so hard to build a sense of safety for them to grow in. They need to know a subconscious sense of security. Which is sadly, the essence of the struggles of the refugee camps!! Which prepares the brain for PTSD, a very real and destructive experience for sufferers, their loved ones, and communities. I recommend anyone concerned with this social development to research the L.O.L dolls that have been being sold to young children for years!!! They are very S&M, last I saw. Dip them in water to their panties and lingerie with smeared mascara appears. And they fill shelves in every dollar brand store and Walmart I have been to. When I had first heard of this toy's special controversy, I spoke with my children about them (our YOUNG daughter was showing desire for them). My older son told me he had already known about them and seen these s&m children's dolls at friends houses. More and more evidence of sexual grooming being pushed into our social structures.

    MamaBearMamaBearАй бұрын
  • Your a good girl...the world needs more people who have good virtues.

    Gordon DeaneGordon DeaneАй бұрын
  • It sounds like everyone involved with the childrens photo shoot, needs to be investigated, if they were unable to comprehend how the items used, were highly inappropriate, then they may have questionable images on their devices or be acting inappropriately with children in private. How many of the people who worked on the campaign, are parents??

    Char McChar McАй бұрын
  • 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 loved it ! Your analysis is very clear, intelligent and rich from your experience in this fashion world. I subscribe 😊

    AltannAltannАй бұрын
  • Very analytical and informative. 👏🏾👏🏾Balenciaga can try whether they want. We all know what they were projecting. Thank God I don’t spend my hard earned money on such a brand. Heartless people who chooses money and fame over young and vulnerable children. It’s sickening🤦🏾‍♂️

    Shadrach WilsonShadrach WilsonАй бұрын
  • Thank you so much for telling this, dear Justine!

    Rosalie DeGregoryRosalie DeGregoryАй бұрын
  • Thank you for honesty and explanation of this horrible campaign

    nawsamomnawsamomАй бұрын
  • Thanks for this amazing video, the innocence of kids most be preserve & yes, Fashion should be separated from it!

    Lyzette VegaLyzette VegaАй бұрын
  • As a mother of two children (boy 7, girl 4), I'm obviously shocked and appalled by this campaign. We live in a strange world where making money is more important than well being of our children. Thank You for this video ♥️

    NataliaNatalia2 ай бұрын
    • Not even about $$$$. It's in their nature! The church and it's fathers have been doing this for centuries to children. Actually... "KIDs". Question.....look up the definition of a "kid."

      Yagga144Yagga144Ай бұрын
    • Yes 😔 we are humans of capitalism

      C. G.C. G.2 ай бұрын
    • Making money by _using_ children. That's the thing. The wellbeing of the children is not even on the radar. 🤮🤮🤮

      The King's DaughterThe King's Daughter2 ай бұрын
    • Kanye West a devoted Christian got out just in time, in sure it was on purpose. Both Adidas and Balenciaga should go bankrupt from this, they where fully aware! The name can be translated from Latin BAAL enci aga=Baal is king! And who is baal? He is a demon, so I'm not that shocked!

      The Air Guitar ShopThe Air Guitar Shop2 ай бұрын
    • Strange world where sick satanist pedos run everything.

      thatstheguy07thatstheguy072 ай бұрын
  • Thank you for your professional confirmation of the ownership Balenciaga had PLENTY of say in the final published shots of this event. I'm getting rid of all of my Balenciaga and Gucci items (and anything else associated with this Brand owner)!

    JeM MacJeM MacАй бұрын
    • I feel like repurposing them would be better environmentally buuuttt if tossing them out makes you feel better then go for it!!!

      im that girl again ytim that girl again ytАй бұрын
    • Same here

      🌸The Doors🌸🌸The Doors🌸Ай бұрын
  • I hope a lawyer chimes in. I want to know if Balenciaga actually have a case with their lawsuit of the mysterious entity that produced this campaign without their knowledge 🥴

    Emmie1Emmie1Ай бұрын
  • They knew exactly what they were doing and their apologies are meaningless. The parents who allowed their children to be photographed with this type of content have responsibility as well. They could have pulled their children out once they knew what the content would be. I guess the money was more important to them. Truly disturbing and disgusting.

    Tammy LaRondeTammy LaRondeАй бұрын
  • Thank you Justine... I'd heard bad things about Balenciaga last week. I absolutely abhor this exploitation. Wouldn't buy from them if you paid me... xxx I pray they all crash and burn...

    Jay AtkinsonJay AtkinsonАй бұрын
  • It’s amazing that they thought this would be accepted as “edgy”. Thank you Justine for bringing this to our attention.

    KeenKeen2 ай бұрын
    • @ProvidenceAgent AMEN! And no one left on this planet when the Restrainer is removed is going to like what they get. They just don't realize that yet, or they would fall on their knees in absolute repentance, and ask Christ into their hearts and ask the Creator God to forgive them of their sin state, and accept His work on the cross and his resurrection!! The singular most crucial and unique, needed, central and pivotal event ever to occur in the history of humankind and this unique planet of living souls. They're going to be missing us and the sweet, peaceful "comforter", Creator God's own Holy Spirit, once that spirit is removed from this planet - which will be very soon.

      Iahel Cathartes AuraIahel Cathartes AuraАй бұрын
    • world is run by shameless pedophiles , wake up people

      GongsunXinGongsunXinАй бұрын
    • Nah , they thought it was paedoish

      20FreeWill20FreeWill2 ай бұрын
    • THe world s gone to hell in ahandbasket I am surprised there wasa backlash!!

      Una SperanzaUna Speranza2 ай бұрын
  • the thing is i understand very clearly the message they are trying to send-between the holiday campaign and s/s campaign, the lawfirm-ish setup, the choice of high-profile people on the latter campaign. and that is the creepy part.

    Putri JDPutri JDАй бұрын
  • Bottom line : those who thought and said nothing are they themselves immune to things that offend us.

    Lindalee LawLindalee LawАй бұрын