Unhappily Ever After

I came across these images earlier today, created by Jeff Hong.
The images are so powerful, it made me lost for words..
Our loved disney characters out in the world, reality hits, and it’s not a pretty sight…

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Belle from beauty and the beast, is known as being a ‘beautiful’ character in the disney world, looks that others admire, elegance and beauty that comes without trying.
Here shows an image of Belle in the real world, considering going under the knife, to change her appearance to fit in and be accepted with the modern view and acceptance of ‘beauty’

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Hawaii is known for being an exotic place for holidaymakers to visit. When I think of Hawaii I picture the lairy shirts, the beach, and Hawaiian music. What I wasn’t aware of until recently is the amount of homeless people there are out there.
The statistics are:
Statewide, 12-15,000 people are homeless at some point of the year.
At least 6,000 are homeless at any given day.
Children make up 23.5-39% of the homeless.
17-42% of Hawaii’s homeless are employed full-time.
37% of the homeless are of Native Hawaiian ethnicity.
In the film Lilo and Stitch, Nani is worried about losing their home, as she is struggling to care for her sister Lilo. When Lilo meets Stich, his antics and clumsy/mad behaviour ruins the chances of Nani getting a job. It is sad to see this picture of our beloved Lilo, Stitch and Nani homeless, but unfortunately it is reality for many many people in Hawaii.

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‘Some believe Lewis Carroll wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland under the influence of opium and here his heroine turns heroin addict’
Imagine this loved character from our childhood out in the streets, taking drugs and losing control of reality, not knowing what is real and what isn’t. Life wouldn’t be so much of a happy story would it? No tweedle dum and tweedle dee, no tea parties with the mad hatter and March hare, instead the hallucinations would be in our scary world, where it’s not all flowers and Cheshire cats, it’s actually full of many bad people, and we know what could happen..

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‘Oh deer: We thought that time Bambi’s mum was shot was the saddest thing we’d ever seen’

How is this decoration?
Simply a lifeless piece on the wall that belonged to a beautiful animal, that once freely walked the earth. Just a wall trophy which to me just makes me feel sad and angry at the people who can do this. I don’t know how people can appreciate looking at this knowing an animal had to be killed, so it can be presented as if a great accomplishment has been achieved by killing an animal for decoration..

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Remy from Ratatouille goes from little chef to lab rat.

The passion of Remy, the way he lives life to the full, the freedom he has. In our world, sadly animals aren’t given that freedom; if their not locked up in a cage for people to stare at, being used for their fur, or for meat, then they are used for drug testing.
What did they ever do to you?
How is this fair, to use innocent creatures to test the affects of drugs? Surely there is another way..

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Where’s Prince Charming when you need him?
‘No sign of Prince Charming: Cinderella is a victim of assault on the city’s mean streets. Cinders discovers it’s not just step-mothers who are evil’
If only life was as magical as disney films. If only we could all be rescued by a charming prince and kept from the evil of the world.
This picture is heartbreaking.
There aren’t many prince charmings out there. In this cruel world girls are attacked and assaulted in streets and left to rot, the shame they feel, how alone they are.
Why so cruel world?

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‘Not even Dumbo’s magic feather can save him from the horrors of animal abuse in the circus’
Imagine cute little dumbo in a real life circus, bullying wouldn’t be his only problem, he would be physically attacked, and hurt like many another animals in this world, all for the entertainment of cruel human beings.
“Trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks and other painful tools of the trade to force animals to perform.
In more than 35 dangerous incidents since 2000, elephants have bolted from circuses, run amok through streets, crashed into buildings, attacked members of the public, and killed and injured handlers”

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