Hollywood Perpetuating Dangerous Images of Domestic Violence

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Posted by: Russell Hebets       31-May-2011       (0) Comments        Back to Main Blog

It seems that Hollywood may be playing a role in the increase in domestic violence cases throughout the U.S. According to a recent Fox News article, teens and young adults could be desensitized to domestic abuse portrayed in movies, books, and television programs, even to a point of “romanticizing” domestic violence.

The article uses examples like the popular “Twilight” series of books and movies, where the relationship of the main characters revolves around a stalking theme with touches of violence, and Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” video, which showcased scenes of domestic abuse.

To read more see Fox News article. Image by *Noura* [Flickr]

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