Man, today is unofficial “outrage at the glamorization and exploitation of domestic violence for stupid reasons” day. First, we checked in on that salon that used domestic violence for a haircut ad, then PETA bizarrely referenced Chris Brown assaulting Rihanna while condemning the feather industry… now, Tyler Shields has photographed Glee star Heather Morris in a retro polka-dot dress with an iron… and a black eye. You may remember Shields’ work (and his fans) from this shoot with Lindsay Lohan.
Of course, some people find this gross and pointless. Shields, of course, did not.
He told E!: “In no way were we promoting domestic violence. We wanted to do a bruised-up Barbie shoot and that’s exactly what we did!” And then he said to US: “Our shoot poses a lot of questions, but just like in real life, Heather is definitely not a victim. More like a really liberated woman.”
What questions exactly does the shoot pose? Other then maybe, “How the fuck is a woman with an iron and a black eye liberated?”
See the photos for yourself and tell us what you think.
(via out sister site Mommyish)