AceShowbiz - Kamala Harris and Kate Middleton are seen in their less graceful state in posters for domestic violence campaign. The Vice President of the United States and the British royal are depicted as victims of domestic assault in doctored images by artist AleXsandro Palombo.
The photos, which have been plastered on buildings and bus stops in Europe, including Milan and Spain, see the VP and the Duchess of Sussex appearing to have been beaten up. They are badly bruised and battered in the posters, which also feature other prominent female figures namely German politician Ursula von der Leyen, French politician Christine Lagarde and Queen Letizia of Spain.
The caption under the battered faces reads, "She reported him -- But nobody believed her - But she was left alone -- But she was not protected - But he was not arrested - But she was killed anyway." It additionally notes, "Violence against women is a violence of human rights that remains largely unpunished. Only a few perpetrators of violence face a trial and even fewer are convicted."
AleXsandro aims to "draw attention to the poor responses from politics regarding the problem of gender-based violence and highlights the ineffectiveness of the support and protection system to the victims" with the campaign.
Posting the photos on his Instagram page, he went on posing the questions, "Why should a woman report the violence if after the report she is not protected by the institutions and ends up being killed anyway? How can a woman victim of abuse and violence still have faith in the institutions?"
"I only see the Politics inviting women to report but without taking the responsibility of giving protection and support to the victims," he added. "A State that does not protect but leaves women alone in the hands of their tormentor becomes a silent accomplice. There are many associations of volunteers who, with very little means, try to support the victims, but it is to the politics, institutions and the State to assume this responsibility."
It's unclear if AleXsandro has obtained permission to use the images of Kamala, Kate and other women in the posters for the campaign.