In an update to a previous post, a British TV watchdog group (Clearcast) is saying that the PSA “Cut” starring Keira Knightley is inappropriate to air because it is too violent. Of course, the irony here is that the PSA is about domestic violence.
The whole reason that the PSA was effective was that it demonstrated the brutality. Most display the after effects alone, and show a woman crying, covered with bruises. And because of this, there are still people out there who believe that a woman who was abused must have been “asking for it.”
If you happen to read this, and live in the UK- please try to find a way to speak up for the PSA. Violence for the sake of violence is one thing- but this is violence for the sake of education. An entirely different matter.