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Kim Kardashian under fire for allowing North West to wear a gimp mask amid Balenciaga scandal

Since addressing the controversy surrounding Balenciaga’s ad campaign, Kim Kardashian has faced a great deal of backlash. She is now facing backlash from the internet for letting North West wear a gimp mask. Since releasing an ad campaign featuring children holding teddy bears in bondage costumes, the luxury fashion house has received tremendous criticism. Netizens also noticed a legal document regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on a child pornography case in the brand’s photoshoot. It came as no surprise that netizens were stunned.

A number of celebrities, including Bella Hadid, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Kidman, and Kim Kardashian, publicly condemned the brand. So far, only Kim Kardashian has addressed the controversial ad campaign. Balenciaga’s now-condemned gift collection ads prompted a response from Kim Kardashian. After speaking with Balenciaga, I believe they understand the seriousness of the issue and are taking steps to prevent it from happening again. she posted to her Instagram Story on Sunday, 27th November. With regard to the future of my relationship with Balenciaga, I am in the process of reevaluating my involvement with the brand.

What Is A Gimp Mask?

After Balenciaga’s now-condemned gift collection ads made headlines, Kim Kardashian responded. Toy teddy bears adorned with BDSM gear, like leather harnesses, were carried by children in the campaign. Similarly, its spring 2023 images included a visible court document on child pornography and were staged in an office environment. After Kim Kardashian spoke about the Balenciaga campaign, one might expect netizens to end the cancellation. That wasn’t the case, however.

After the Skims founder appeared to suggest she would continue to work for the brand in her statement, netizens were dismayed. In addition to criticizing KKW Beauty, they also revealed that North West was wearing a gimp mask. In BDSM sexual role-play, this type of clothing covers the head and usually the face. It is made out of leather, PVC, latex, rubber, spandex, etc. In bondage hoods, the wearer is objectified, depersonalised, and dominated (with his or her consent or preference). You can close the hoods completely and close the breathing ports with zips, buttons, or snaps.

Kim Kardashian Is Being Slammed Online For Allowing Her Daughter North West To Wear A Gimp Mask Related To BDSM

Kim Kardashian’s statement was further criticized when Twitter user @acutetroll20 shared an image of North West, the daughter of Kanye West. For those who are unfamiliar, gimp masks are popular in BD*M culture. The Urban Dictionary defines it as: a rubber mask used in bondage with zips forming eye holes and zips forming mouths. It was expected that Kim Kardashian would condemn Balenciaga… when last month, she allowed North West to wear a gimp mask. Following the viral tweet, internet users continued to criticize Kim Kardashian for allowing her daughter to wear the mask as the brand’s ambassador.

A statement was posted by the television star on Twitter and her Instagram story on 28th November. “I am dismayed and outraged” by these campaigns, she said. According to her tweet, “as the mother of four, the disturbing images have disturbed me.” She also stated that she spoke with the Paris-based fashion house and was confident they understood the “seriousness of the situation” and would take the necessary steps to prevent it from happening again in the future. The future of my relationship with Balenciaga is currently being reevaluated.” Balenciaga’s ad campaign has been apologized for, the disturbing images have been taken down from both their social media channels and official website, and a lawsuit has been filed against the photoshoot’s creatives.

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