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Two Aussie tradies have stormed into a Balenciaga store to ask employees how they feel about working for a brand that 'openly supports 'child abuse'.
Lachlan Kavanagh and Dale Farmilo, walked into the luxury designer store in their tradie uniforms to confront staff and customers about a recent ad campaign.
The high-end fashion company sparked outrage with its 2022 Holiday campaign, which depicted children holding teddy bears dressed in bondage attire.
In the photos the kids also were surrounded by empty wine and champagne glasses, further contributing to the disturbing setting.
Balenciaga has sparked outrage with its 2022 Holiday advertising campaign, which depicted children holding teddy bears that were dressed in bondage attire (pictured)
'How do you guys feel about working for a company that openly supports child abuse? How do you feel about that?' Mr Kavanagh asked employees.
'No views on child abuse whatsoever?' he asked again.
'If that was my kid, f**k that would be terrible bro.'
The clearly uncomfortable employees continued to work as the men battered them with questions, with one man saying he had 'no comment'.
Mr Farmilo told staff at the counter that the situation was 'pretty self-evident'.
'I know if I was working for a company that openly endorsed this stuff, I would be looking for a new job, guys,' he says.
Lachlan Kavanagh (left) and Dale Farmilo, walked into the luxury designer store in their tradie uniforms to confront staff and customers about a recent ad campaign
The pair grew tired of the employees and decided to question their customers.
Mr Familo asked one man, who turned his head away from the camera, if he knew the luxury brand was 'involved in child exploitation'.
'Not before,' he answered as the word 'liar', superimposed by the tradies, flashed at the bottom of the screen.
'Well they are. I wouldn't be shopping here,' the tradies fired back.
Mr Kavanagh questioned another customer dressed head-to-to in black before announcing the store was full of 'f***ing cowards'.
'How do you guys feel about working for a company that openly supports child abuse? How do you feel about that?' Mr Kavanagh asks employees (pictured)
'Look at them. All walking away when we are talking to them, can't answer questions. You should all be ashamed of yourselves,' he said.
One customer sarcastically told the men: 'This is very Christian of you'.
'Well it is, yeah. Exposing the works of darkness is Christian mate. We judge righteous, that's it, we judge righteous,' Mr Farmilo replies.
Mr Kavanagh uploaded the video from the Balenciaga store to his Instagram page earlier this week with the hashtag #cancelbalenciaga.
'Had to let @balenciaga employees know, if they don't quit their jobs and stop supporting child abuse they'll be on a one way trip to hell,' he said.
Mr Kavanagh questions another customer dressed head-to-to in black (left) before announcing the store is full of 'f***ing cowards'
'We can't let child abuse become normalised.'
Viewers were divided over the video in the comments, with some others accusing the