1 hr 6 min

Ep 714 | The Balenciaga Story Is Even Worse than You Think Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey

    • News Commentary

Today we're talking about Balenciaga's horrifying ad campaign. The campaign, which has faced intense backlash, featured children posing with the company's BDSM-themed items (including a teddy bear backpack), while set dressing for one photo includes a document from a court case about child pornography. The ads were removed from circulation, and Balenciaga issued something of an apology, while also blaming others for the ad. In the end, who is responsible, and where were the parents? We look into these questions and discuss why this response from Balenciaga is not good enough. Then, we talk about Tia Mowry's divorce announcement, in which she claims she put "self-love" over keeping her marriage going. We explain why this is the ultimate selfish decision, why it's detrimental for the kids involved, and why the ever-growing philosophy of "choosing your own happiness" is poisonous.

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Timecodes:

(00:44) Intro: Thanksgiving recap, illness, and Christmas merch
(08:20) Balenciaga ad campaign
(47:41) Tia Mowry's divorce & self-love

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Today's Sponsors:

Annie's Kit Clubs — all subscriptions are month-to-month, and you can cancel anytime! Go to AnniesKitClubs.com/ALLIE and get your first month 75% off!

Patriot Mobile — go to PatriotMobile.com/ALLIE or call 972-PATRIOT and use promo code 'ALLIE' to get free activation!

PublicSq. — download the PublicSq app from the App Store or Google Play, create a free account, and begin your search for freedom-loving businesses!

Good Ranchers — change the way you shop for meat today by visiting GoodRanchers.com/ALLIE and use promo code 'ALLIE' to get two Black Angus NY strip steaks & two pasture raised chicken breasts FREE for Black Friday (now extended)!

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Links:

NY Post: "Balenciaga files $25M suit over controversial ad amid ‘BDSM teddy bear’ backlash" https://nypost.com/2022/11/25/balenciaga-files-25m-suit-against-bdsm-teddy-bear-ad-producers/

U.S. v. Williams: https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/06-694P.ZO

Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/535/234/

BET: "Tia Mowry Reveals Why She Filed For Divorce + Why She Considers Her 14-Year Marriage With Cory Hardrict A ‘Success'" https://www.bet.com/article/kllmw0/tia-mowry-on-why-she-considers-her-14-year-marriage-with-with-cory-hardrict-a-success

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Thanksgiving Week Episodes:

Ep 711 | The Climate Cabal Doubles Down on Depopulation | Guest: Marc Morano https://apple.co/3ATw0yd

Ep 712 | How My Politics Have Changed Over the Past Two Years | Q&A https://apple.co/3GQezSX

Ep 713 | The Unspoken Truth About Indian Reservations | Guest: Naomi Schaefer Riley https://apple.co/3UcHGmw

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Christmas Merch:

Full collection: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey?sort_by=created-descending#MainContent
"Thrill of Hope" crewneck (white): https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey/products/a-thrill-of-hope-crewneck-sweatshirt-white
"Thrill of Hope" crewneck (green): https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey/products/a-thrill-of-hope-crewneck-sweatshirt-olive
"Raise a Joyful Ruckus" crewneck (green): https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey/products/raise-a-joyful-ruckus-crewneck-sweatshirt
"Raise a Joyful Ruckus" crewneck (blue): https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey/products/raise-a-joyful-ruckus-crewneck-sweatshirt-blue
"You Better Watch Out" sticker: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey/products/you-better-watch-out-sticker

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Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book

Relatable merchandise – use promo code 'ALLIE10' for a discount: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Today we're talking about Balenciaga's horrifying ad campaign. The campaign, which has faced intense backlash, featured children posing with the company's BDSM-themed items (including a teddy bear backpack), while set dressing for one photo includes a document from a court case about child pornography. The ads were removed from circulation, and Balenciaga issued something of an apology, while also blaming others for the ad. In the end, who is responsible, and where were the parents? We look into these questions and discuss why this response from Balenciaga is not good enough. Then, we talk about Tia Mowry's divorce announcement, in which she claims she put "self-love" over keeping her marriage going. We explain why this is the ultimate selfish decision, why it's detrimental for the kids involved, and why the ever-growing philosophy of "choosing your own happiness" is poisonous.

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Timecodes:

(00:44) Intro: Thanksgiving recap, illness, and Christmas merch
(08:20) Balenciaga ad campaign
(47:41) Tia Mowry's divorce & self-love

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Today's Sponsors:

Annie's Kit Clubs — all subscriptions are month-to-month, and you can cancel anytime! Go to AnniesKitClubs.com/ALLIE and get your first month 75% off!

Patriot Mobile — go to PatriotMobile.com/ALLIE or call 972-PATRIOT and use promo code 'ALLIE' to get free activation!

PublicSq. — download the PublicSq app from the App Store or Google Play, create a free account, and begin your search for freedom-loving businesses!

Good Ranchers — change the way you shop for meat today by visiting GoodRanchers.com/ALLIE and use promo code 'ALLIE' to get two Black Angus NY strip steaks & two pasture raised chicken breasts FREE for Black Friday (now extended)!

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Links:

NY Post: "Balenciaga files $25M suit over controversial ad amid ‘BDSM teddy bear’ backlash" https://nypost.com/2022/11/25/balenciaga-files-25m-suit-against-bdsm-teddy-bear-ad-producers/

U.S. v. Williams: https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/06-694P.ZO

Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/535/234/

BET: "Tia Mowry Reveals Why She Filed For Divorce + Why She Considers Her 14-Year Marriage With Cory Hardrict A ‘Success'" https://www.bet.com/article/kllmw0/tia-mowry-on-why-she-considers-her-14-year-marriage-with-with-cory-hardrict-a-success

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Thanksgiving Week Episodes:

Ep 711 | The Climate Cabal Doubles Down on Depopulation | Guest: Marc Morano https://apple.co/3ATw0yd

Ep 712 | How My Politics Have Changed Over the Past Two Years | Q&A https://apple.co/3GQezSX

Ep 713 | The Unspoken Truth About Indian Reservations | Guest: Naomi Schaefer Riley https://apple.co/3UcHGmw

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Christmas Merch:

Full collection: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey?sort_by=created-descending#MainContent
"Thrill of Hope" crewneck (white): https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey/products/a-thrill-of-hope-crewneck-sweatshirt-white
"Thrill of Hope" crewneck (green): https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey/products/a-thrill-of-hope-crewneck-sweatshirt-olive
"Raise a Joyful Ruckus" crewneck (green): https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey/products/raise-a-joyful-ruckus-crewneck-sweatshirt
"Raise a Joyful Ruckus" crewneck (blue): https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey/products/raise-a-joyful-ruckus-crewneck-sweatshirt-blue
"You Better Watch Out" sticker: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey/products/you-better-watch-out-sticker

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Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book

Relatable merchandise – use promo code 'ALLIE10' for a discount: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 hr 6 min

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