Disney characters used for abuse awareness

Middle Eastern artists debut posters featuring Disney Princesses

By Crystal Moyer - Traffic/reporter
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Middle Eastern artist Saint Hoax has debuted his newest line of posters.

They're supposed to raise awareness for domestic abuse, and they feature some familiar faces.

The poster series shows Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Jasmine and Ariel with black eyes and blood coming from cuts on their faces. Each poster is accompanied by the caption, "When did he stop treating you like a princess? It's never too late to put an end to it."

Hoax said they're supposed to encourage victims of domestic violence to report their attackers.

He said Disney Princesses are supposed to be ideal females living in a fairy land and he wants to show domestic violence can happen to anyone.

And if people say the posters are disturbing, he says that's the point.

He did a another series before with the princesses aimed at bringing awareness to domestic violence.

Hoax said he did not get Disney's approval to use their princesses. However, he feels they should understand his message that not all relationships have a fairytale ending.

For our Social Media Question of the Day, we are asking you what you think about the poster series.

Do you think they go too far? Or do you think that it's a good way to bring attention to the issue?

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We'll share some of your answers in the 9 o'clock hour of The Morning Show.

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