Nicole Kidman slammed as 'disgusting and disappointing' by angry fans over latest picture
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Academy Award winning actress Nicola Kidman is facing a wave of severe backlash after posting something rather controversial on Instagram.
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).
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.
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.
But a surplus of critical comments then began pouring in, with many disappointed by the collaboration.
"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."
Another continued, "Well that’s disappointing, but not surprising really," before a fifth branded the promotion: "Disgusting!"
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.
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.