After taking part in a controversial shoot with celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, Glee star Heather Morris has been attacked for glamorizing domestic violence. In the daring shoot the actress proudly sports a black eye and is bound with the cord of an iron.
The pictures on Shields' website depicting Morris as "a subversive 'Barbie style' housewife".
Needless to say, not everyone sees the 'art' in the photographs.
"It was something we both wanted to do, a bruised up Barbie," Shields told TooFab.com. "In no way were we promoting domestic violence. We both loved the idea and we both love the photos."
Shields, who previously photographed Lindsay Lohan holding a gun to her head, isn't the maverick he alleges to be.
An Edmonton beauty salon featuring a woman with a black eye with the slogan, 'Look good in all you do' has been under media fire, resulting in a boycott target.
In 2009, in Canada, an estimated 1.2 million people have faced domestic violence from a spouse, former or current. Between 2000 and 2009, there were 738 spousal homicides.
Really, fashion can be fun. Fashion can be frivolous. But this is not art, people. It's got a different name altogether: misogeny.