12 Male Celebs Who Still Have Fans Despite Domestic Violence Accusations
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, ten million men and women are physically abused by an intimate partner per year. The same organization also reports that one in three women and one in four men have been physically abused by a partner during their lifetime. Simply stated, this is unacceptable.
While it’s as important as ever to show that any type of violence against your S.O. (or honestly, anyone) is never to be tolerated, it’s hard to clearly send that message when it seems that the public — and even more so, Hollywood — is constantly forgiving celebrity perpetrators of domestic assault, believing that their “art” outweighs their personal choices. We need to stop giving alleged assailants recognition and praise for their artistic work while turning a blind eye to their brutal indiscretions. This effectively shames future victims into silence and sends a message that domestic violence is okay — but it never is.
If you or someone you know is experiencing dating violence, please call 1-866-331-9474 or visit loveisrespect.org.