Images of female celebrities were taken for a campaign without their permission and Photoshopped battered and bruised
While the above photo might lead you to believe that Kim Kardashian has signed up to support a domestic violence campaign, that’s not quite the case. Artist and activist aleXsandro Palombo stole her image to use it for the #StopViolenceAgainstWomen campaign.
For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence, Palombo used his skills to depict famous women as battered victims of abuse. He says the goal is to persuade all victims of abuse to break the silence and that no one is immune – even if you live a fairytale life like the Kardashians.
Other women were used for the campaign without their permission, such as Miley Cyrus, Angelina Jolie, Kirsten Stewart and Emma Watson. The contemporary artist and activist has used a satirical neo-pop style as a tool for raising awareness for other important social and cultural issues before. Some of his most famous work include Disabled Disney Princesses and Disney Princesses as Breast Cancer Survivors.
Kardashian sources told TMZ that no one ever contacted the women to get permission to use their faces and their attorneys are now reaching out to the artist to issue a warning. In Kim’s case, this is a slightly sensitive subject. Back in 2010, she suffered domestic violence at the hands of her ex-husband, according to allegations in court papers. She claimed the music producer repeatedly beat her and demanded to know where she was at every minute of the day.