Domestic violence is a social cancer that knows no boundaries nor social status; it can affect anyone, whether you’re an ordinary person or a celebrity. No one should ever have the experience of another person beating on them.
By adding bruises and black eyes to photos of celebrities, artist and activist Alexsandro Palombo aims to highlight the widespread nature of domestic violence with his “No Woman Is Immune From Domestic Abuse” project.
The campaign aligns with the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, which was Nov. 25, according to the United Nations’ website.
In addition to emphasizing the negative effects of domestic violence, Palombo aims to encourage abuse victims to break their silence. A shocking new photo of Kim Kardashian shows the star bloodied, battered and bruised after what looks like to be a severe beating has been made up in a campaign to end violence against women.
The new image has been created by Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo, who has picked Kim among eight stars to disfigure for his new campaign against domestic violence.
“The biggest accomplice of violence is the silence, a silence which every year kills or causes permanent disability — more than diseases or accidents,” he said.
Palombo is known for using art to raise awareness about political and social issues, News Corp Australia reports. In honor of the 70th anniversary of Aushwitz’s liberation earlier in 2015, he drew emaciated Simpsons characters as Jews in the camp.
For the domestic violence campaign, bruised and battered headshots of Kim Kardashian, Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie and the like are accompanied with a banner that reads, “Life can be a fairytale, if you break the silence.” The hashtag #StopViolenceAgainstWomen is also included.
The shocking images, which also use young stars including Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart, carry the banner: “Life can be a fairytale, if you break the silence”.
Beneath the images, it also pushes the hashtag: #stopviolenceagainstwomen
The campaign is likely to bring back some horrible memories for Kim of her first marriage to producer Damon Thomas, who she married at the age of 19.
Since the couple’s split, Kim has claimed that she endured violent treatment at the hands of her husband following their marriage in 2000.
Damon has denied Kim’s claims of domestic abuse, claiming that the reality star’s side was “absolutely not true”.
Following their split, Kim claimed that she was punched in the face, slammed into walls, which left her bruised and battered