KIM Kardashian has broken her silence on the scandal-ridden brand Balenciaga in a statement that fans ripped as “pathetic.”

She was accused of standing by the company after they controversially ran ads of children holding BDSM accessories.

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Kim Kardashian was instantly ripped for her ‘pathetic’ statement on Balenciaga[/caption]

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An hour later and as the backlash grew, she added she was ‘re-evaluating’ things[/caption]

Kim, 42, wrote on Sunday to Twitter: “I have been quiet for the past few days, not because I haven’t been disgusted and outraged by the recent Balenciaga campaigns, but because I wanted an opportunity to speak to their team to understand for myself how this could have happened.

“As a mother of four, I have been shaken by the disturbing images.

“The safety of children must be held with the highest regard and any attempts to normalize child abuse of any kind should have no place in our society — period.

“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.”

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‘ARE YOU CUTTING TIES OR NOT?’

Kardashian fans were not buying it as one angry follower replied: “This is laughable at best. And it’s only because they cut you a check quit playing.”

“I can see now why Kanye [West] wants to protect his kids at all costs! Pathetic statement!” wrote another.

“So are you cutting ties with them?” asked a third as she’s partnered with the fashion house for years.

A fourth similarly wondered: “Will you still represent them?”


“Girl why did you delete this then tweet the same thing again?” a fifth wrote accusing her message had a bungled rollout.

Yet another wrote: “I don’t believe that you’re being sincere at all. I think you were just hoping that it would blow over. Seems like it’s more about money for you.”

When another asked what they expected Kim to do, someone else wrote: “She could’ve immediately QUIT, and she didn’t need to check with the team or a lawyer as a mother she should’ve been outraged. You’re putting her on a pedestal it’s gross.”

‘RE-EVALUATING’

An hour later, Kim responded again with another tweet.

“As for my future with Balenciaga, I am currently re-evaluating my relationship with the brand, basing it off their willingness to accept accountability for something that should have never happened to begin with — & the actions I am expecting to see them take to protect children.”

Fans were left furious as Kim was unwilling to cut ties, it appeared.

“Not good enough. Period” one wrote on the additional statement.

“Kim $$$ over everything Kardashian,” slammed another.

Balenciaga has not issued a statement of their own.

CONTROVERSIAL CAMPAGIN

According to TMZ, Balenciaga has blamed “the set designer and production co. heading the campaign suing both parties for $25 million this weekend.”

The high-fashion brand shared a series of ads featuring kids, one of which also showed what appeared to be documents pertaining to a child pornography case in the Supreme Court sitting on a desk.

According to a Fox News report, photographer Gabriele Galimberti said the pics were part of a series called “Toy Stories.”

Others showed young girls posing in suggestive positions, alongside teddy bears and dominatrix-inspired leather outfits, and other BDSM toys.

The photographer who shot it said he had no control over the set choices per TMZ — but Balenciaga also said they had “no knowledge of the items being staged the way they were” per the outlet.

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The ads were quickly pulled and since Kim shared a photo sporting pieces from the Adidas x Balenciaga collaboration – seemingly in an effort to shade ex-husband Kanye West, who was dropped by both brands – to Instagram.

The plan backfired and the SKKN mogul came under fire for supporting Balenciaga amid such scandal.

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The mom-of-four said she was ‘re-evaluating’ her partnership with Balenciaga but did not say she’d split from them[/caption]

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Balenciaga caused a nationwide shock with their ad campaign featuring 3 children holding BDSM teddybears, bondage items scattered[/caption]

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Alcohol and NSFW decor could be seen in each – the brand has not made a statement[/caption]

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