They’re our favorite cartoon characters, but not as we know them.
Artist Saint Hoax has taken some of pop culture's most famous princesses and turned them on their head, in a bid to raise awareness for domestic violence.
Forcing audiences to confront the plight some women go through under the pretense of a happy family, these horrific re-imaginings of our beloved Disney women include Cinderella, Aurora, Jasmine, and Ariel.
Domestic violence is a problem so widespread that victims and perpetrators could be anyone. Even in couples that appear to be "normal". Saint Hoax commented on his own artwork:
As a Middle Eastern artist, I always have the urge to voice out the injustice and inequality that takes place in my region... Sadly, the news here is filled with stories of abused housewives, daughters, sisters, mothers... By portraying Disney princesses as victims of domestic violence, I’m proposing the idea that woman is safe from being emotionally, physically, or sexually abused.
OMG... Just shocking. But what do you think, more disturbing than helpful?
Do you think using Disney in this way to highlight domestic violence effective?