We talk about the Balenciaga Campaign Scandal and go over every aspect of the controversy to figure out what is really going on.
Possible Issues with Balenciaga:
- They had a problem and didn’t speak up or question it.
- Their vision did not translate well
- They’re trying to make a statement
- Advertising to the world that they are part of the not-so-underground plot to harvest children for their youthfulness
In that pile sat the book Michaël Borremans: As Sweet as It Gets. A Twitter user zoomed in on the artist’s name and shared a link to other works about him, highlighting Michaël Borremans: Fire From the Sun by Michael Bracewell.
In an excerpt from his book on Borremans’ work, Bracewell wrote: “The scenes depicted by the majority of paintings comprising Fire From the Sun show a state of being or society in which the primal is uncontrolled, without bearings, in a state of anarchy.”
Brittany Aldean on Tucker Carlson. “We must protect the children at all costs”
Brandenburg unmistakably insists that any limit on speech be grounded in a realistic, factual assessment of harm. This is a far cry from the Act before us now, which rests criminal prosecution for proposing transactions in expressive material on nothing more than a speaker’s statement about the material itself, a statement that may disclose no more than his own belief about the subjects represented or his desire to foster belief in another. This should weigh heavily in the overbreadth balance, because “First Amendment freedoms are most in danger when the government seeks to control thought or to justify its laws for that impermissible end. The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is the beginning of thought.” Free Speech Coalition, 535 U. S., at 253. See also Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston, Inc., 515 U. S. 557, 579 (1995) (“The very idea that a noncommercial speech restriction be used to produce thoughts and statements acceptable to some groups or, indeed, all people, grates on the First Amendment, for it amounts to nothing less than a proposal to limit speech in the service of orthodox expression. The Speech Clause has no more certain antithesis”).SOUTER, J., DISSENTING
UNITED STATES V. WILLIAMS
553 U. S. ____ (2008)
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Mentions in this Episode
United States vs Williams Court Case
The Cremaster Cycle by Mathew Barnes
An Article on Michael Borreman
Michael Borremann’s Fire From the Sun
Elephant.Art Photos of Fire From the Sun
As Sweet As It Gets by Michael Borreman Book
As Sweet As It Gets Exhibition
Balenciaga BDSM Conspiracy Theory
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