Talk about making a statement. Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Miley Cyrus and more celebs were made up to look bloody, bruised and battered to take a stand against domestic abuse and let women out there know that it’s okay to ask for help. See all the powerful photos here.
What a powerful message. Artist aleXsandro Palombo used impressive Photoshop skills to give stars like Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner bruises all over their faces as a way to fight back against domestic violence. The images are quite shocking and hard to look at, but make one thing very clear: Anyone can be a victim of physical abuse…even the most beautiful celebrities.
Kim, Kendall, Miley Cyrus, Emma Watson, Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristen Stewart are all featured in the campaign, with each of their (fake) battered faces plastered on posters with the same message: “Life can be a fairytale if you break the silence. No woman is immune from domestic abuse. #Stopviolenceagainstwomen.”
In Kim’s pic, aleXsandro gave the reality star bruises under her eyes, a cut on her upper lip, and a nasty-looking, dark scratches on her neck, while Kendall looks like she was grabbed hard right by the neck and punched brutally in the left eye, which appears to be swollen shut. The “Wrecking Ball” singer’s drawn-on injuries include a huge, bloody scratch across her nose and swollen lip, while Emma’s bruises trail all the way down across her chest and shoulders.
“The biggest accomplice of violence in the silence,” the artist and activist explained. “A silence which every year kills or causes disability more than diseases or accidents. Domestic violence is a cancer that knows no boundaries nor social status, it can affect anyone, whether you’re an ordinary person or a celebrity. To defeat him you need to use the antidote of culture by educating and raising awareness on Respect and Equality. Each of us has to do their part to help increase awareness and to change things by any means.”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of this new campaign? Does it get the message across in the right way…or is it too brutal?