Brittany Aldean has shared snaps of herself tossing out bags of Balenciaga clothes amid the brand’s scandal following 2 controversial campaigns.
The wife of ‘Dirt Road Anthem’ singer Jason Aldean took to Instagram to share her message.
“It’s trash day,” the thirty-three-year-old captioned the post, tagging the brand’s account.
The 2 clear bags showed a small fortune’s worth of Balenciaga items, including logo tops and their sought-after Hourglass bags.
The luxury fashion brand has found itself embroiled in scandal in recent weeks after criticism of 2 seperate but recent ad campaigns, one which showed children posing with teddy bears in bondage gear and another that used documents about child abuse as props.
Friends of the star took to the comments on her post to support the move.
Husband Jason wrote: “Show em how to ‘walk the walk’ babe!”
Brittney Kelley, wife of Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley, wrote: “Same.”
Another person commented saying: “Burning all mine to the ground!”
The fashion house shared a message on Instagram earlier this week addressing the drama, admitting “a series of grievous errors for which Balenciaga takes responsibility.”
They have withdrawn the campaigns in question, and issued an apology, stating that the controversial teddy bear bags “should not have been featured with children.”
The bags have now been removed from sale, and the images deleted from all their platforms.
The ‘Objects’ campaign photographer Gabriele Galimberti has also issued a statement, stating: “I was not entitled in whatsoever manner to neither chose the products, nor the models, nor the combination of the same.
“As a photographer, I was only and solely requested to lit the given scene, and take the shots according to my signature style.
“As usual for a commercial shooting, the direction of the campaign and the choice of the objects displayed are not in the hands of the photographer.”
Galimberti also confirmed he had “no connection” to the other scandalous shoot, which was an Adidas collaboration.
However, the brand has opened a lawsuit against the set designer for the other campaignNicholas Des Jardins and his company North Six for $25 million. It is related to the campaign featuring the 2008 Supreme Court ruling United States v. Williams, which interrogates whether child abuse imagery impacts freedom of speech rights.
Balenciaga told CNN: “All the items included in this shooting were provided by third parties that confirmed in writing that these props were fake office documents. They turned out to be real legal papers most likely coming from the filming of a television drama.”
Well-known fan and collaborator of the brand Kim Kardashian has also chimed in on the situation, and released her own statement.
“As a mother of 4, I have been shaken by the disturbing images,” the reality star said. “I appreciate Balenciaga’s removal of the campaigns and apology. In speaking with them, I believe they understand the seriousness of the issue and will take the necessary measures for this to never happen again.
“As for my future with Balenciaga, I am currently re-evaluating my relationship with the brand,” she continued. She added that she will base this off the fashion house’s “willingness to accept accountability” and the “actions” they take to protect children.