Warning: This post deals with issues of domestic violence and may be triggering for survivors of abuse.
“When did he stop treating you like a princess?”
Hoax told The Huffington Post, “Disney princess are perceived as ideal females. They belong to a fairytale land where happy ever afters are bound to happen. But what happens after the happy ever after?”
“By portraying Disney princesses as victims of domestic violence, I’m proposing the idea that no girl/woman is safe from being emotionally/physically/sexually abused.”
Disney Princesses are supposed to be living a fairy-tale happily ever after, and seeing these images reminds the audience that no matter how perfect a relationship looks from the outside – it may not look that way from within.
“By portraying Disney princesses as victims of domestic violence, I’m proposing the idea that no girl/woman is safe from being emotionally/physically/sexually abused,” Hoax told HuffPo.
If you believe you may be an abusive partner, you can receive help via Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277. If you have experienced, or are at risk of domestic violence or sexual assault, you can receive help by calling 1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732. If you are in immediate danger please call the police on 000.
Do you think images like this help raise awareness about an important issue?