In the wake of the ongoing Balenciaga pedophilia propaganda scandal, the New York Times produced a piece Tuesday that essentially claimed the entire thing is some sort of QAnon conspiracy theory.
In the report, the Times suggests that only the likes of QAnon, Tucker Carlson, The New York Post, and Fox News are spreading the idea that the luxury fashion brand condones child exploitation.
Kiddy bondage is high fashion.
Not liking kiddy bondage is QAnon.
– New York Times
The battle is already engaged people. Sooner or later, you must choose a side. This is not a time for luke-warm people.https://t.co/5bxjWlf8hu
— Tim Wood (@TimOnPoint) November 29, 2022
The piece states “they ignited a firestorm that traveled from the internet to Fox News, fueled by allegations that Balenciaga condoned child exploitation. The controversy has become one of the most explicit collisions of internet culture, politics, fashion and conspiracy theories to date.”
It further posits that “As online criticism of the campaigns spread, the story was picked up across right-leaning media outlets, including The New York Post and the prime time Fox News show Tucker Carlson Tonight. The show has helped to publicize and mainstream QAnon, the internet conspiracy theory that ‘a group of Satan-worshiping elites who run a child sex ring are trying to control our politics and media.’”
The report adds “Here you have a major international retail brand promoting kiddie porn and sex with children,” Mr. Carlson told viewers on Nov. 22, “and not promoting it subtly but right out in the open.”
Hey @nytimes, how was the ad NOT child exploitation? From the bondage-gear clad teddy bears to the legal documents related to child pornography in the frame, where’s the conspiracy exactly? pic.twitter.com/Q4z9ECbabJ
— Katherine Brodsky (@mysteriouskat) November 30, 2022