Flashback: Kanye Warned About ‘Protecting Kids’ From Subliminal Messages in Media

Twitter users highlight clip in response to Balenciaga disgrace.

Image Credits: Edward Berthelot via Getty Images.

In light of the Balenciaga disgrace, some are recalling a warning by Kanye West that children were being exposed to harmful subliminal messaging in media.

As we previously highlighted, despite news outlets declaring the issue to be a “conspiracy theory,” the fashion label was forced to apologize for a fashion shoot which sexualized kids.

Images to promote Balenciaga’s Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 collection showed young girls holding plush bear bags adorned with bondage gear.

The bears are seen wearing padlocks, fishnets, leather harnesses, as well as ankle and wrist restraints.

Another photo court showed documents concerning Ashcroft v Free Speech Coalition, a 2002 Supreme Court case. The case struck down a portion of the Child Pornography Prevention Act (CPPA) of 1996, ruling that “virtual” child pornography is protected speech.

After Balenciaga claimed they were taking legal action against the photographer responsible for the shoot, Gabriele Galimberti said that Balenciaga was to blame for including the offensive items in the set up, and that he was a scapegoat.

Twitter users highlighted a previous warning by Kanye West that the media was putting subliminal messages into content to harm kids.

“Protecting your kids from the indoctrination of the media, the thousands and thousands of images that are fed to children by the age of 6 or 7,” said Kanye during a public event.

“And within those images, there are images mixed in that we don’t know about as parents that are purposely mixed in to lower the kid’s superpower and esteem so that they can be more susceptible to consumption and feel that they need to consume and become part of the robotic numeric system that controls so much of the media,” he added.

Meanwhile, with Balenciaga brand ambassador Kim Kardashian still refusing to distance herself from the company, her sister Khloé Kardashian shared a post on her Instagram promoting Balenciaga yesterday but then swiftly deleted it after a massive backlash.



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