Tyla

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert
Advert
Advert

Nicole Kidman slammed as 'disgusting and disappointing' by angry fans over latest picture

Rhianna Benson

Published 
| Last updated 

Nicole Kidman slammed as 'disgusting and disappointing' by angry fans over latest picture

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images/Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Balenciaga

Academy Award winning actress Nicola Kidman is facing a wave of severe backlash after posting something rather controversial on Instagram.

Just weeks ago, the Aussie movie star, 56, was receiving huge praise from her devoted fanbase over her impressive role in the new Paramount+ series Special Ops: Lioness.

Loading…

The immensely-popular psychological thriller follows Marine Cruz Manuelos (played by Laysla De Oliveira) who has to befriend the daughter of a suspected terrorist, who is being surveilled by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Advert

Zoe Saldaña stars as CIA agent Joe, who is in charge of the Lioness programme in the field, while Kidman plays her supervisor Kaitlyn Meade.

One fan hailed the programme as a 'lovechild between Jack Ryan and Tehran', while someone else said: "One of the best series 2023. I loved it so much."

Despite everyone singing Kidman's praises, however, it looks as though the tables have this week turned on the mother-of-four.

Nicola Kidman has recently received huge praise for her latest acting gig. Credit: Paramount+
Nicola Kidman has recently received huge praise for her latest acting gig. Credit: Paramount+
Advert

The backlash comes as the Hollywood legend opted to promote an extremely controversial fashion brand on social media.

Posting a snap of herself on Instagram yesterday (Tuesday 6 December), she was seen to be part of fashion house Balenciaga's latest marketing campaign, a decision which plunged her into hot water with fans.

Donning a suave black velvet coat and matching sunglasses, the acting superstar captioned the series of snaps: "BALENCIAGA FALL 2024."

It comes as Kidman, who has collaborated with the fashion house several times, takes on the role of a Balenciaga ambassador.

Advert

But a surplus of critical comments then began pouring in, with many disappointed by the collaboration.

Nicole promoted Balenciaga on social media. Credit: Instagram/@nicolekidman
Nicole promoted Balenciaga on social media. Credit: Instagram/@nicolekidman

"Seriously? Come on Nic. Your better than this. UGH," one follower wrote.

A second went on to say: "No. You too. Did you forget?" before a third added: "This designer has been cancelled. They promote ads the public didn’t want. It was wrong."

Advert

READ MORE

Another continued, "Well that’s disappointing, but not surprising really," before a fifth branded the promotion: "Disgusting!"

Advert

The designer fashion brand was notoriously forced to apologise to its customers last year, after a promotional shoot was unveiled which showed child models carrying soft toys that brandished bondage harnesses.

Not only that, another photo in the campaign featured visible legal documents referencing child pornography.

Folks still haven't forgiven Balenciaga for this controversial campaign. Credit: Balenciaga
Folks still haven't forgiven Balenciaga for this controversial campaign. Credit: Balenciaga

Balenciaga apologised for the campaign, writing at the time: "We apologize for displaying unsettling documents in our campaign.

"We take this matter very seriously and are taking legal action against the parties responsible for creating the set and including unapproved items for our Spring 23 campaign photoshoot.

"We strongly condemn abuse of children in any form. We stand for children safety and well-being."

The fashion house ended up dropping their $25 million lawsuit against the producers of the ad shortly after filing it.

Topics: Fashion, Style, Nicole Kidman, TV And Film, Celebrity

Rhianna Benson
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Style

Woman trolled for her hairy chest, snail trail and unshaved armpits as people call her 'sick'

an hour ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Romeo Beckham announces split from girlfriend Mia Regan with statement to fans

9 hours ago