Kanye West stands with Balenciaga amid BDSM scandal, gets banned from Twitter for 12 hours

3 min


186
125 shares, 186 points

Kanye West announced his support for Balenciaga after the fashion house was slammed for its BDSM ad campaign featuring children.

“I stand by Balenciaga and denounce all witch hunts and I cancel cancel culture Jesus is King Ending trafficking doesn’t start or end with a fashion campaign for Christ Sake,” he said in the midst of a Twitter storm late Thursday night.

He then said in a second tweet, which featured a picture of himself, “Never turn our backs Demna and the Balenciaga family for life Cancel cancel culture Jesus please heal.”

Earlier in the day, the rapper had shared on Twitter a text exchange with Balenciaga’s creative director, Demna Gvasalia, whom he’s worked with closely on multiple projects for years.

In the alleged texts, Denma begged West to ask his fans to “stop Denma hate,” to which he responded with “Love cures everything, Love Denma.”

West, 45, followed up the conversation tweet with another that read, “God loves Balenciaga Love is the answer Jesus is the answer Praying for all of the innocent artist and beautiful humans who make clothing that had nothing to do with the adds [sic] Peoples grandmothers work their [sic] for Christ sake.”

The rapper also said that canceling Balenciaga was not the way to end the sex trafficking of children.

Kanye West
He also asked fans to stop hating on Denma, the creative director of Balenciaga.

Instead, he asked to “remove any and all forms of pornography from Twitter and every platform Pornography is the product of pediphilia [sic] When grown men look at porn they are watching someone’s daughter relive trauma for money.”

The “Gold Digger” rapper — who has previously admitted to having a porn and sex addiction — continued, “The use of Porn destroyed my family but Jesus will heal everything.”

West also took the chance to share a logo that appeared to be a mix of the Star of David and a Swastika. The tweet was deleted shortly after because it “violated Twitter rules.”

Following his rant, his Twitter was limited for 12 hours, he announced on the app Truth Social.

The “Yeezy” designer — who had been dropped by the fashion house over anti-Semitic remarks — had previously called out celebrities for not speaking out on the ad.

Balenciaga recently took down a campaign that featured kids holding teddy bears in BDSM gear.

Jam Press/Balenciaga

Balenciaga slammed for using young girls holding bondage teddy bears in advert

Balenciaga recently took down a campaign that featured kids holding teddy bears in BDSM gear.

Jam Press/Balenciaga

Up Next

One source said of the bash, “There were like a…

However, a day later, his now ex-wife Kardashian slammed the brand, saying she was “disgusted.”

“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,” Kardashian tweeted.

“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.”

She continued, “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.”

Despite saying she was re-evaluating her relationship with one of her favorite brands, she ultimately declined an offer to work with them in 2023.

Kanye West
West recently praised Adolf Hilter and said he saw the “good” in him.
GC Images

West’s latest Twitter rant comes just hours after he praised Adolf Hilter in an off-the-rails interview with Alex Jones.

He said that he “like[s] Hitler” and sees “good things” about the late Nazi Party leader and genocidal dictator responsible for the Holocaust.

“You can’t say out loud that this person ever did anything good, and I’m done with that,” he continued. “I’m done with the classifications. Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler. How about that one?”

For months now, celebs denounced the musician’s behavior, while companies including Adidas, Gap, JPMorgan Chase and Vogue have severed their working ties with him.


Like it? Share with your friends!

186
125 shares, 186 points

What's Your Reaction?

Cute Cute
21
Cute
Fun Fun
13
Fun
Hate Hate
8
Hate
Confused Confused
24
Confused
Fail Fail
16
Fail
Geeky Geeky
10
Geeky
Love Love
2
Love
OMG OMG
24
OMG
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format