Amid Balenciaga’s ongoing scandal regarding a recent ad campaign, Brittany Aldean, who is Jason Aldean’s wife, apparently trashed all of her accessories and clothing of the famous brand. Recently, when a holiday campaign surfaced online, Balenciaga came under fire as the ad featured images of young children holding teddy bears dressed in bondage clothing. Also, Balenciaga’s Spring 2023 advertising campaign involved a reference to a child pornography Supreme Court case, additionally.
Brittany was quick to speak out via Instagram stories when news of the campaign began to circulate around social media platforms, as reported. And Brittany’s contempt for Balenciaga was proven on November 30 when she posted a photo showing herself throwing out what appears to be thousands of dollars of Balenciaga branded clothes, accessories, and shoes. She captioned her posts by writing: “It’s trash day @balenciaga.” She surely got support from her husband, Jason Aldean, in the comments section, as he wrote: “@brittanyaldean 👏👏👏 show em how to “walk the walk” babe!”
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Many users also applauded her for tossing her Balenciaga goods, including Brittney Kelley, Kailey Dickerson, Kasi Rosa, Caleigh Ryan, Shawn Johnson, Hannah Billingsley, Madeline Merlo, Taylor Mills Young, and more. Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has also slammed the brand amid the scandal. “Balenciaga is a brand that most Americans can’t pronounce, can’t afford, and never heard of until they got exposed for being just another celeb’s sick pedo promoting stuck up brand,” posted Greene on her Twitter account. “America isn’t burning their Balenciaga because we never owned it in the first place,” added Greene to her 548,000 followers, said Newsweek.
Greene’s post racked up more than 7,000 likes at the time it went public, and many users agreed with the Republican in the replies section. A video was also shared by former Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his wife Lauren Burnham Luyendyk via Instagram, where they can be seen setting fire to their Balenciaga sneakers, saying: “Won’t miss ya.”
Gabriele Galimberti was the photographer who captured the images for the controversial Balenciaga holiday campaign, and he spoke out on Instagram, where he said that he was “not entitled in whatsoever manner to neither chose [sic] 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,” wrote Galimberti. “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,” the photographer added. “Also, I have no connection with the photo where a Supreme Court document appears. That one was taken in another set by other people and was falsely associated with my photos,” Galimberti concluded.
Balenciaga apologized a few times already in a statement. “We strongly condemn child abuse; it was never our intent to include it in our narrative. The two separate ad campaigns in question reflect a series of grievous errors for which Balenciaga takes responsibility,” Balenciaga said in a statement via Instagram on November 28.