Cartoon domestic violence campaign launched by artist

08/07/14

Cinderella with a bruised and cut face

Pictures showing cartoon-style princesses marked with cuts and bruises have been revealed by an artist campaigning against domestic violence.

Saint Hoax describes themselves "as pseudonymous Middle Eastern artist, infatuated by the element of pop".

The artist has depicted characters including Cinderella, the Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty, after they have been attacked.

The series of images is called Happy Never After.

The Little Mermaid with a bruised and cut face

"The aim of the poster series is to encourage victims to report their cases in order for the authorities to prevent it from happening again," says the creator.

Cartoon princess with a bruised and cut face

Each image is captioned, "When did he stop treating you like a princess? It's never too late to put an end to it."

Sleeping Beauty with a bruised and cut face

It follows a previous range of artworks entitled Princest Diaries, created to encourage young people to speak out about "sexual abuse by a family member".

Princesses kissing older male cartoon characters

Those images are captioned, "46% of minors who are raped are victims of family members. It's never too late to report your attack."

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