Balenciaga drops lawsuit, Demna apologizes amid campaign controversy

By : Bollywood Bus

Following an ongoing scandal over two contentious advertisements

that were said to have included images of child sexual abuse and pornography, Balenciaga is taking action.

The Kering-owned luxury brand announced on Friday that it is dropping a $25 million

lawsuit it had filed against the production company and set designer involved in its Garde-Robe advertising campaign,

which included a printout of a Supreme Court decision stating that the promotion of child

pornography is not protected by free speech rights. Separately,

creative director Demna expressed regret over the company's Gift Shop ad

that featured teddy bears held captive by young children.

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