Changing Faces calls for the way villains look in movies to change

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I am not your villain

Have you ever noticed that lots of villains in the films have something in common?

The charity Changing Faces has.

They spotted that many movie villains have scars, birth marks and facial disfigurements - and they want that to change.

The charity say that too often movie baddies have facial disfigurements and want a line to be drawn between having a visual difference and being evil or bad.

In a new campaign, called I Am Not Your Villain, people who have facial disfigurements have been talking about their experiences.

We want to hear from you, what do you think of the Villains in movies - should their faces change? Have you ever noticed the difference? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Changing Faces said: "We want to see a commitment from film companies, casting directors and producers to stop using scars or marks to depict a villain and to increase the number of positive, inspirational role models with a visible difference in films and on TV.

The British Film Industry (BFI) who make and fund films in the UK have backed their campaign - the organisation has decided that they will not give money to make films that have baddies with facial disfigurements in them.

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Over half of children who have facial disfigurements are bullied.

With at least 1.3 million people in the UK having significant disfigurements, it's hoped that this campaigned can go a small way to helping people to feel more accepted.


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  • Comment number 3. Posted by turquoise teeny turtle

    12 Dec 2018 15:23
    I completely agree with changingfaces and everyone else who’s commented down here. It’s lovely to see just how many people have the ability to see what’s inside instead of out. It reminds me of a beautiful book wonder, where a boy has a facial disfigurement
  • Comment number 2. Posted by U17266406

    10 Dec 2018 18:54
    Everybody is beautiful in their own way. And I agree 100% with ChangingFaces. Why should villians be shown with facial disfigurements? I mean, it's great that they are including people with scars, and facial disfigurements - because otherwise others are just left out. Nobody's face is picture perfect! But they're unique and special in their own kind of way : and that's what matters most.

    #HowCanYouBlendInWhenYouWereBornToStandOut #UniqueInYourWay #ShowYourTrueColours
  • Comment number 1. Posted by U17358661

    10 Dec 2018 9:20
    People should not be judged on the way that they look. Judge people based on what is in their heart. It does not matter if you have a scar or burn, you are still a human being.