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Pia Miller says she ‘truly hates’ Balenciaga

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Pia Whitesell (nee Miller) has said she ‘truly hates’ Balenciaga amid the style house’s BDSM-inspired child photoshoot scandal.

The Home and Away star, 39, took to her Instagram story on Tuesday to slam the brand.

‘I hate. I mean truly hate Balenciaga,’ she wrote.

Pia Whitesell, 39, (pictured) has said she ‘truly hates’ Balenciaga amid the style house’s BDSM-inspired child photoshoot scandal

Pia has two children of her own, Isaiah, 20, who she welcomed when she was just 19 and  Lennox, 16, who she shares with AFL-star ex-husband Brad Miller.

The Chilean-born star relocated from Australia to live in Los Angeles together with her multimillionaire Hollywood agent husband Patrick last 12 months. 

Her comments come as a bevvy of stars who’ve previously worked with the Parisian brand have been lambasted for not speaking out after they released a disturbing holiday ad campaign featuring child models posing with its Plush Toy Bag, which resembled teddy bears wearing BDSM gear.

The Home and Away star, 39, previously known as Pia Miller, took to her Instagram story on Tuesday to slam the fashion house. 'I hate. I mean truly hate Balenciaga,' she wrote

The Home and Away star, 39, previously referred to as Pia Miller, took to her Instagram story on Tuesday to slam the style house. ‘I hate. I mean truly hate Balenciaga,’ she wrote

Pia has two children of her own, Isaiah, 20, who she welcomed when she was just 19 and Lennox, 16, who she shares with AFL-star ex-husband Brad Miller

Pia has two children of her own, Isaiah, 20, who she welcomed when she was just 19 and Lennox, 16, who she shares with AFL-star ex-husband Brad Miller

Within the shoot, the kids also gave the impression to be surrounded by empty wine and champagne glasses, further contributing to the disturbing setting.

More revelations have also come out concerning the brand’s previous campaigns, with fans discovering the Spring/Summer 2023 campaign featured pages from a US Supreme Court decision on child pornography laws. 

In a lengthy apology statement on Monday, the style house took full responsibility for the teddy bear images but insisted it had no involvement within the photoshoot featuring child porn laws. 

Balenciaga triggered outrage with its 2022 Holiday advertising campaign, which depicted children holding teddy bears that were dressed in bondage attire (pictured)

Balenciaga triggered outrage with its 2022 Holiday promoting campaign, which depicted children holding teddy bears that were wearing bondage attire (pictured)  

Kim Kardashian announced that she wouldn’t be cutting ties with the brand.  

The billionaire, who has worked with the brand for several years, said that while she was ‘shaken’ and ‘disgusted’ to see the pictures, especially as a ‘mother-of-four,’ she ‘believes Balenciaga understands the seriousness of the difficulty.’

She added that she was ‘re-evaluating her relationship’ with the brand ‘based off its willingness to simply accept accountability for something that ought to have never happened to start with’ – but many social media users were angered that she didn’t condemn the style house further.

'Silence is deafening': Nicole Kidman has been lambasted for refusing to address Balenciaga's BDSM child photo scandal after working with the brand (pictured at the brand's FW22/23 show)

‘Silence is deafening’: Nicole Kidman has been lambasted for refusing to handle Balenciaga’s BDSM child photo scandal after working with the brand (pictured on the brand’s FW22/23 show) 

Bella Hadid in the Balenciaga Spring '23 campaign for its collaboration with Adidas. She is yet to comment on the multiple child imagery scandals engulfing the brand

Bella Hadid within the Balenciaga Spring ’23 campaign for its collaboration with Adidas. She is yet to comment on the multiple child imagery scandals engulfing the brand 

Her sister Kylie Jenner, has hit back at TikTok users accusing her of deliberately posting photos of her son to detract from the scandal .

Nicole Kidman and Bella Hadid, who’ve each modelled for the brand, are facing growing calls to comment on the controversy.

Ruby Tuesday Matthews, an outspoken influencer based in Byron Bay, has also blasted the brand for seemingly shifting the blame in its official apology statement this week. 

She wrote to Instagram on Tuesday: ‘That is your apology Balenciaga? As a brand I’ve admired and loved for years I’m so offended at this response’.

‘To my fellow “influencers” who’re the primary to post on trend handbags, push designer goods and go to the upscale events, your silence is deafening,’ the mother-of-three continued in a subsequent post. 

Balenciaga, which is popular with A-list celebrities including the likes of Kim Kardashian - has deleted two shocking images showing two young girls holding a teddy bear in bondage style gear on the gift shop section of its website

Balenciaga, which is popular with A-list celebrities including the likes of Kim Kardashian – has deleted two shocking images showing two young girls holding a teddy bear in bondage style gear on the gift shop section of its website

After the BDSM bears fiasco, eagle-eyed critics started examining the rest of Balenciaga's campaigns closely. They soon discovered that in the background of an image from the Spring '23 campaign was a printout of a Supreme Court ruling on whether or not internet child porn can be legally considered free speech (pictured)

After the BDSM bears fiasco, eagle-eyed critics began examining the remainder of Balenciaga’s campaigns closely. They soon discovered that within the background of a picture from the Spring ’23 campaign was a printout of a Supreme Court ruling on whether or not web child porn may be legally considered free speech (pictured) 

Matthews, an outspoken influencer based in Byron Bay, has blasted the brand for seemingly shifting the blame, writing to Instagram on Tuesday: 'This is your apology Balenciaga? As a brand I've admired and loved for years I'm so angry at this response'

Matthews, an outspoken influencer based in Byron Bay, has blasted the brand for seemingly shifting the blame, writing to Instagram on Tuesday: ‘That is your apology Balenciaga? As a brand I’ve admired and loved for years I’m so offended at this response’ 

‘You continue to have time to be a voice for kids. To make use of your platform for good. I’m sure you may still be invited to the events and get your free bags. Because they’ll need a PR miracle after this,’ she added. 

Balenciaga ignored the scandal across the teddy bear photos at first and seemingly allowed the photographer who was involved, Gabriele Galimberti, to take the warmth. 

He released an announcement saying he had no control over the content of the shoot and eventually, Balenciaga released its own statement agreeing with him and taking responsibility for the campaign. 

Kim initially issued a statement on her Instagram Stories account on Sunday night

Kim initially issued an announcement on her Instagram Stories account on Sunday night

In an additional post, this time to both Twitter and Instagram, Kardashian said she was reconsidering her relationship with the fashion brand

In a further post, this time to each Twitter and Instagram, Kardashian said she was reconsidering her relationship with the style brand

It has now been pulled from the web. 

After the BDSM bears fiasco, eagle-eyed critics began examining the remainder of Balenciaga’s campaigns closely. 

They soon discovered that within the background of a picture from the Spring ’23 campaign was a printout of a Supreme Court ruling on whether or not web child porn may be legally considered free speech. 

On the back of the bears scandal, many critics said it pointed to a troubling pattern inside Balenciaga. 

Balenciaga was quick responsible North Six, a production company that helped arrange the shoot, for the inclusion of those documents. 

On Sunday Kim Kardashian (pictured), the brand's biggest ambassador, said she is 're-evaluating' her relationship with the fashion house in light of the scandal, but fell short of distancing herself from the brand for good

On Sunday Kim Kardashian (pictured), the brand’s biggest ambassador, said she is ‘re-evaluating’ her relationship with the style house in light of the scandal, but fell in need of distancing herself from the brand for good 

This is the July ad campaign which featured the printout of the US Supreme Court child porn ruling

That is the July ad campaign which featured the printout of the US Supreme Court child porn ruling 

They claimed they entrusted all the props from the photoshoot to North Six, and that their team was assured every thing that was included was fake. 

Balenciaga is yet to reply for the inclusion of a book by Michael Borremans within the background of two of the pictures from the Spring ’23 campaign. 

Borremans is a Belgian painter whose work features a troubling 2017 series called Fire From The Sun. 

It depicts naked toddlers – a few of them castrated – playing in a bunch and at times alone. 

THE BALENCIAGA SCANDAL: BONDAGE BEARS, CHILD PORN DOCS AND AN ARTIST KNOWN FOR DEPICTING NAKED KIDS

The Bondage Bears Christmas campaign 

The scandal erupted when Balenciaga released its 2022 Holiday ad campaign that featured children posing with its Plush Toy Bag. The luggage seem like teddy bears and are wearing BDSM gear. 

Within the photo shoot, the children also appeared surrounded by empty wine and champagne glasses. 

The distinctly adult themes immediately troubled many who asked why children had ever been used. 

Balenciaga ignored the scandal at first and seemingly allowed the photographer who was involved, Gabriele Galimberti, to take the warmth. 

He released an announcement saying he had no control over the content of the shoot and eventually, Balenciaga released its own statement agreeing with him and taking responsibility for the campaign. 

It has now been pulled from the web. 

The hidden child porn documents 

After the BDSM bears fiasco, eagle-eyed critics began examining the remainder of Balenciaga’s campaigns closely. 

They soon discovered that within the background of a picture from the Spring ’23 campaign was a printout of a Supreme Court ruling on whether or not web child porn may be legally considered free speech. 

On the back of the bears scandal, many critics said it pointed to a troubling pattern inside Balenciaga. 

Balenciaga was quick responsible North Six, a production company that helped arrange the shoot, for the inclusion of those documents. 

They claimed that they entrusted all the props from the photoshoot to North Six, and that their team was assured every thing that was included was fake. 

The troubling book of artist whose work depicts naked, castrated toddlers 

Balenciaga is yet to reply for the inclusion of a book by Michael Borremans within the background of two of the pictures from the Spring ’23 campaign. 

Borremans is a Belgian painter whose work features a troubling 2017 series called Fire From The Sun. 

It depicts naked toddlers – a few of them castrated – playing in a bunch and at times alone. 

Lawyers for the brand are yet to handle DailyMail.com’s questions on how the book ended up on the photoshoot.  

In this image from Balenciaga's scrapped Spring '23 campaign, Isabelle Huppert sits in front of a stack of books including one that celebrates Michael Borremans, a Belgian painter whose work is known to include depictions of castrated toddlers

On this image from Balenciaga’s scrapped Spring ’23 campaign, Isabelle Huppert sits in front of a stack of books including one which celebrates Michael Borremans, a Belgian painter whose work is thought to incorporate depictions of castrated toddlers

Borremans' other work includes his 2017 series Fire From The Sun, which features castrated toddlers and babies holding what look like severed limbs, while playing together nude in a large group

Borremans’ other work includes his 2017 series Fire From The Sun, which features castrated toddlers and babies holding what seem like severed limbs, while playing together nude in a big group

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