Roxy Jacenko sells off her Balenciaga clothing after campaign scandal


Roxy Jacenko is selling off her Balenciaga clothing, two months after the label was hit with a scandal for using children in a BDSM-inspired campaign.

The Australian PR guru, 43, took to her Instagram account Roxy Jacenko’s Wardrobe on Monday to list multiple designer items, including size 36 Balenciaga black shell shorts for $250.

The mother of two is also selling an Alexander Wang black denim skirt for $150.

Roxy Jacenko is selling off her Balenciaga clothing, two months after the label was hit with a scandal for using children in a BDSM-inspired campaign 

Alexander Wang has also been plagued by scandal after multiple models came forward to accuse the designer of sexual misconduct in 2020.

Among other items up for grabs from Roxy’s wardrobe is a LoveShackFancy dress, Bottega Veneta black cargo pants and an Hermès dress. 

Balenciaga faced significant backlash in November when the fashion house released its 2022 holiday ad campaign that featured children posing with its Plush Toy Bag. 

The bags looked like teddy bears and were dressed in BDSM gear.

The Australian PR guru, 43, took to her Instagram account Roxy Jacenko's Wardrobe on Monday to list multiple designer items, including size 36 Balenciaga black shell shorts for $250

The mother of two is also selling an Alexander Wang black denim skirt for $150

The PR guru, 43, took to her Instagram account Roxy Jacenko’s Wardrobe on Monday to list multiple designer items, including size 36 Balenciaga black shell shorts for $250 (left). The mother of two is also selling an Alexander Wang black denim skirt for $150 (right)

Many stars who have previously worked with Balenciaga, including Nicole Kidman, Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa, were criticised for not speaking out against the campaign.

In the shoot, the children also appeared to be surrounded by empty wine and champagne glasses, further contributing to the disturbing setting.

More revelations have also come out about the brand’s previous campaigns, with fans discovering the Spring/Summer 2023 campaign featured pages from a U.S. Supreme Court decision on child pornography laws.

Balenciaga, which is popular with A-list celebrities including the likes of Kim Kardashian, deleted two shocking images showing young girls holding a teddy bear in bondage-style gear on the gift shop section of its website

Balenciaga, which is popular with A-list celebrities including the likes of Kim Kardashian, deleted two shocking images showing young girls holding a teddy bear in bondage-style gear on the gift shop section of its website

In a lengthy apology, the fashion house took full responsibility for the teddy bear images but insisted it had no involvement in the photo shoot featuring child porn legislation. 

The brand’s most famous muse, Kim Kardashian, announced she would not be cutting ties with the brand.

The billionaire, who has worked with the brand for several years, said that while she was ‘shaken’ and ‘disgusted’ by the images, especially as a ‘mother of four’, she ‘believes Balenciaga understands the seriousness of the issue’.

Balenciaga triggered outrage with its 2022 holiday advertising campaign, which depicted children holding teddy bears that were dressed in bondage attire (pictured)

Balenciaga triggered outrage with its 2022 holiday advertising campaign, which depicted children holding teddy bears that were dressed in bondage attire (pictured)  

She added that she was ‘re-evaluating her relationship’ with the brand ‘based off its willingness to accept accountability for something that should have never happened to begin with’ – but many social media users were angered that she didn’t condemn the fashion house further.

Her sister Kylie Jenner, has hit back at TikTok users accusing her of deliberately posting photos of her son to detract from the scandal.

Other Aussie stars, including Pia Whitesell and Ruby Tuesday Matthews have lamented the brand.

Kim Kardashian (pictured), the brand's biggest ambassador, said she is 're-evaluating' her relationship with the fashion house in light of the scandal, but fell short of distancing herself from the brand for good

Kim Kardashian (pictured), the brand’s biggest ambassador, said she is ‘re-evaluating’ her relationship with the fashion house in light of the scandal, but fell short of distancing herself from the brand for good 

Bella Hadid in the Balenciaga Spring '23 campaign for its collaboration with Adidas. She is yet to comment on the multiple child imagery scandals engulfing the brand

Bella Hadid in the Balenciaga Spring ’23 campaign for its collaboration with Adidas. She is yet to comment on the multiple child imagery scandals engulfing the brand 

Balenciaga ignored the scandal around the teddy bear photos at first and seemingly allowed the photographer who was involved, Gabriele Galimberti, to take the heat.

He released a statement saying he had no control over the content of the shoot and eventually, Balenciaga released its own statement agreeing with him and taking responsibility for the campaign.

It has now been pulled from the internet. 

After the BDSM bears fiasco, eagle-eyed critics started examining the rest of Balenciaga's campaigns closely. They soon discovered that in the background of an image from the Spring '23 campaign was a printout of a Supreme Court ruling on whether or not internet child porn can be legally considered free speech (pictured)

After the BDSM bears fiasco, eagle-eyed critics started examining the rest of Balenciaga’s campaigns closely. They soon discovered that in the background of an image from the Spring ’23 campaign was a printout of a Supreme Court ruling on whether or not internet child porn can be legally considered free speech (pictured) 

After the BDSM bears fiasco, eagle-eyed critics started examining the rest of Balenciaga’s campaigns closely. 

They soon discovered that in the background of an image from the Spring ’23 campaign was a printout of a Supreme Court ruling on whether or not internet child porn can be legally considered free speech. 

On the back of the bears scandal, many critics said it pointed to a troubling pattern within Balenciaga. 

Kim initially issued a statement on her Instagram Stories account on Sunday night

Kim initially issued a statement on her Instagram Stories account on Sunday night

In an additional post, this time to both Twitter and Instagram, Kardashian said she was reconsidering her relationship with the fashion brand

In an additional post, this time to both Twitter and Instagram, Kardashian said she was reconsidering her relationship with the fashion brand

Balenciaga was quick to blame North Six, a production company that helped arrange the shoot, for the inclusion of those documents. 

They claimed they entrusted all of the props from the photoshoot to North Six, and that their team was assured everything that was included was fake. 

Balenciaga is yet to answer for the inclusion of a book by Michael Borremans in the background of two of the images from the Spring ’23 campaign. 

Nicole Kidman remained silent on the Balenciaga 's BDSM-inspired child photoshoot scandal and has instead taken to Instagram to support her husband's upcoming tour (pictured at the brand's FW22/23 show)

Nicole Kidman remained silent on the Balenciaga ‘s BDSM-inspired child photoshoot scandal and has instead taken to Instagram to support her husband’s upcoming tour (pictured at the brand’s FW22/23 show) 

Borremans is a Belgian painter whose work includes a troubling 2017 series called Fire From The Sun. 

It depicts naked toddlers – some of them castrated – playing in a group and at times alone. 

Alexander Wang has also been plagued by scandal.

The New York City based designer was accused of being a ‘sexual predator’ by several anonymous accusers, many of whom claimed Wang had drugged their drinks with MDMA and sexually assaulted them at events in recent years.

Wang released a statement acknowledging the sexual assault allegations against him and promising to 'do better'

Wang released a statement acknowledging the sexual assault allegations against him and promising to ‘do better’

Wang, who became known for his star-studded parties following the success of his fashion label launch in 2005,  released a statement acknowledging the sexual assault allegations against him and promising to ‘do better’.

The fashion designer has maintained that he never touched anyone inappropriately as at least 11 people came forward with allegations against him since late December.

He struck a more apologetic tone in an Instagram post on Monday, where he said he supports the accusers’ right to come forward but still refused to admit wrongdoing

THE BALENCIAGA SCANDAL: BONDAGE BEARS, CHILD PORN DOCS AND AN ARTIST KNOWN FOR DEPICTING NAKED KIDS

The Bondage Bears Christmas campaign 

The scandal erupted when Balenciaga released its 2022 Holiday ad campaign that featured children posing with its Plush Toy Bag. The bags look like teddy bears and are dressed in BDSM gear. 

In the photo shoot, the kids also appeared surrounded by empty wine and champagne glasses. 

The distinctly adult themes immediately troubled many who asked why children had ever been used. 

Balenciaga ignored the scandal at first and seemingly allowed the photographer who was involved, Gabriele Galimberti, to take the heat. 

He released a statement saying he had no control over the content of the shoot and eventually, Balenciaga released its own statement agreeing with him and taking responsibility for the campaign. 

It has now been pulled from the internet. 

The hidden child porn documents 

After the BDSM bears fiasco, eagle-eyed critics started examining the rest of Balenciaga’s campaigns closely. 

They soon discovered that in the background of an image from the Spring ’23 campaign was a printout of a Supreme Court ruling on whether or not internet child porn can be legally considered free speech. 

On the back of the bears scandal, many critics said it pointed to a troubling pattern within Balenciaga. 

Balenciaga was quick to blame North Six, a production company that helped arrange the shoot, for the inclusion of those documents. 

They claimed that they entrusted all of the props from the photoshoot to North Six, and that their team was assured everything that was included was fake. 

The troubling book of artist whose work depicts naked, castrated toddlers 

Balenciaga is yet to answer for the inclusion of a book by Michael Borremans in the background of two of the images from the Spring ’23 campaign. 

Borremans is a Belgian painter whose work includes a troubling 2017 series called Fire From The Sun. 

It depicts naked toddlers – some of them castrated – playing in a group and at times alone. 

Lawyers for the brand are yet to address DailyMail.com’s questions about how the book ended up on the photoshoot.  

In this image from Balenciaga's scrapped Spring '23 campaign, Isabelle Huppert sits in front of a stack of books including one that celebrates Michael Borremans, a Belgian painter whose work is known to include depictions of castrated toddlers

In this image from Balenciaga’s scrapped Spring ’23 campaign, Isabelle Huppert sits in front of a stack of books including one that celebrates Michael Borremans, a Belgian painter whose work is known to include depictions of castrated toddlers

Borremans' other work includes his 2017 series Fire From The Sun, which features castrated toddlers and babies holding what look like severed limbs, while playing together nude in a large group

Borremans’ other work includes his 2017 series Fire From The Sun, which features castrated toddlers and babies holding what look like severed limbs, while playing together nude in a large group





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