Domestic violence doesn’t only plague “normal” people – anyone can be a victim of domestic violence or dating abuse. Even celebrities, as perfect as their lives may seem in the public eye, may have been victimized in one or more relationships. Glamour magazine has launched a campaign featuring celebrities who are survivors of domestic violence. Icons such as, Ashley Greene, and Emma Stone, have made videos to be featured as part of Glamour‘s “Tell Somebody” video campaign, in which they encourage those who are experiencing intimate partner violence to speak up and get help.
Celebrities Open Up About Domestic Violence – watch the video by clicking this link.
The message these celebrities are trying send is if you or someone you know is suffering from intimate partner abuse, TELL SOMEBODY. According to the Domestic Violence Resource Center, roughly three out of four Americans know someone that has been a victim of domestic violence.
Hearing a celebrity discuss a personal experience with domestic violence may encourage victims of domestic violence or dating abuse to reach out, giving such victims hope and the desire to seek help. Do you think the presence of a celebrity on a video will encourage abused women (and men) to seek help? Tell us what you think because perhaps by seeing videos like this one, more victims will realize they are not alone and that help is available.
As long as one person is helped, this video campaign is a remarkable success.