Contemporary artist Alexsandro Palombo has released an extremely confronting anti-domestic violence campaign which will probably leave you speechless. The creative has photoshopped eight high-profile celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner, Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart and Miley Cyrus, to appear bloody and beaten under a banner reading, “Life can be a fairytale, if you break the silence.”
The Italian artist and activist strategically chose celebrities who maintain a high profile in today’s society as it shows that domestic violence can indeed affect anyone, no matter how shiny and perfect your life may appear on the outside.
The series did not require the celebrities’ consent but has the potential to strike a chord with Kimmy K, who claims to have suffered domestic abuse during her first marriage to producer Damon Thomas. The reality TV star reportedly accused him of punching her in the face on one occasion, which he denied, however, it could be problematic that she appears in the campaign with a black eye.
The campaign comes after Australian actress Rachael Taylor showed her concern that “not enough” women are reporting domestic violence incidents, something she courageously did after suffering abuse from then-partner Matthew Newton, partly due to the “‘shame’ stigma” she feels these victims face.
If you or someone you know has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault, you can call 1800 RESPECT, a 24 hour National Sex Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line.
Photos courtesy of Alexsandro Palombo