#BalenciagaGate has been trending for over a week now and the story just keeps getting creepier and creepier. The CEO of Balenciaga's Parent Company, Kering, owns an auction website where disturbing child sex mannequins are sold at an exorbitant price.
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Balenciaga was dragged across the internet when the fashion brand released a campaign featuring young girls holding teddy bears wearing bondage gear and standing on top of court papers from a landmark Supreme Court case that focused on child pornography. The brand apologized for the images and pulled the campaign from the internet, but there are many more disturbing revelations of the brand and its long history with content that features child sex abuse and pedophilia. There is even more information coming out showing how depraved Balenciaga's roots are. It's parent company, Kering, is run by a man named François-Henri Pinault, who is married to Salma Hayek, and he owns an auction website that sells disgusting "art" of young children in sexual situations.