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Heather Morris Poses As A DV Victim For Photoshoot.

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DontCallMeFrothyDragon Sat 03-Sep-11 09:27:54

Because, y'know... DV is an art

So much sickens me about this. This wasn't done for an ad campaign, or as part of a film where they raise awareness of DV (eg; Waitress). This is just glamourising domestic violence. And it's making me bloody sick to see how many people think this is acceptable.

franke Sat 03-Sep-11 09:36:10

I don't think it glamourises DV but I think it certainly trivialises the issue. The photos are crap, I just don't see the point of the shoot at all. Very poor decision on the part of everyone involved.

TheOriginalFAB Sat 03-Sep-11 09:38:45

Those pictures are ridiculous. What are they meant to be representing?

DontCallMeFrothyDragon Sat 03-Sep-11 09:42:45

You don't think it glamourises it?

She's bloody grinning in some of them

"Oooh, look. Being a DV victim is so fun!" <insert little girlie squeals>

franke Sat 03-Sep-11 09:45:21

Yes, that's what I mean. Grinning doesn't = glamour imo but it does trivialise a very serious issue which imo is just as bad.

DontCallMeFrothyDragon Sat 03-Sep-11 09:56:39

I dunno, depends on what the purpose of the photos are, I suppose.

franke Sat 03-Sep-11 10:01:34

That's the problem - it's really not clear. They are just crap and tacky. But don't you just bet that if anyone involved ever pops up to explain, the word "ironic" will be in there somewhere.

DontCallMeFrothyDragon Sat 03-Sep-11 10:07:19

Urgh, yeah. There's nothing "ironic" about it. It's the second time this week I've posted about a photo like this. First was a hair salon in Canada which thought DV would be a good marketing strategy.

What the actual fuck?

dittany Sat 03-Sep-11 10:20:25

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DontCallMeFrothyDragon Sat 03-Sep-11 10:26:19

I know dittany. It's the whole thing that sickens me. Not seen the Terry Richardson shoot (thank god) but this whole thing disturbs me.

TotalChaos Sat 03-Sep-11 12:29:33

those photos are vile.

Greythorne Sat 03-Sep-11 12:49:48

It is appalling but take heart from how absolutely shite the photos are. They look amateurish and silly. I am not sure many people will look at them and go, 'wow, she looks cool / beautiful / amazing'
The pics are just poor.

SardineQueen Sat 03-Sep-11 12:50:32

What on earth are those photos supposed to be?

Is the theme "FUN with DV!!!!"?

The pictures are simply bizarre.

The one at the end if someone held a hot iron to a man's crotch I doubt that is the face he'd make confused

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 03-Sep-11 13:15:32

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PonceyMcPonce Sat 03-Sep-11 13:18:20

That was not what I was expecting.
If there is supposed to be a meaning or message, it has eluded me.

LRDTheFeministDragon Sat 03-Sep-11 13:32:03

Those are horrible.

Beachcomber Sat 03-Sep-11 13:56:01


Seabright Sun 04-Sep-11 19:22:37

I just don't understand the thought process that would lead to these photos being taken.

ThePosieParker Sun 04-Sep-11 22:14:17

God, on all levels this is shit. The photos are poor, artistically (if we forget the morally bankrupt element) emotion, no substance.....the set up is far too well lit for any contrast or subtext, I just don't get it....

I mean if it was massively arty wanky you could see why it happened and what the spec was, but this is like A level evening class photography.

CRIKRI Mon 05-Sep-11 10:52:44

Technically and artistically speaking, the photos are crap. Regardless of the subject matter, if I called myself a professional photographer, I would be embarrassed to put these in the public domain as evidence of my lack of talent and quality of work. At best, they remind me of stills taken to promote some remote village am dram production.

The message? All I can think is the photographer is trying to gain notoriety by courting controversy because he knows he'll never achieve it through ability.

And following on from the comment by dittany (Sat 03-Sep-11 10:20:25), whether the photographer deliberately sought to depict a woman with a degree of fame and "influence" in a position of submission and oppression, I don't know. But, there have been plenty of previous examples of this, which could be seen as trying to put "uppity" women down a peg or two.

Holdmyhand Mon 05-Sep-11 11:09:10

This is really offensive on so many levels. I think it just shows no understanding of the issues and those involved should be ashamed.

AitchTwoOh Mon 05-Sep-11 11:15:12

that is crazy, wtf are they thinking?

ArseyContarsie Mon 05-Sep-11 12:14:29

it's fairly sickening to me

'hey, look at me, putting the fun into DV'

LilBB Mon 05-Sep-11 14:21:26

I just don't get these photos. Are we supposed to assume the man in the photo is her abuser? Out of interest has there been a high profile dv awareness campaign using a celeb?

The Terry Richardson ones are awful. I know the actors are mostly in their mid twenties but dressing up people who play and look like high school teens like that is border line paedophilia.

MadamDeathstare Mon 05-Sep-11 14:26:27

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