Cruelteafree was wrong about the timing for the honest and open discussion about Victim Culture that we developed.
The expose documentary we developed on:
-the three cycles of victim culture;
-the failures and successes of victim services;
-the responsibility on the victim to avoid becoming a victimizer;
-the reasons that public opinion has committed to blaming the victims for their suffering;
-identifying how rapists, racists, homophobes and religious dogma seek to victimize innocent people while hiding in plain sight;
seems to be beyond what audiences are ready for.
We’ve lost huge numbers of followers, and have been receiving hate mail.
The irony that cruelteafree has been shunned by the tumblr community for attempting a documentary about how society shuns victims is not lost on our creative director.
(They have since submitted their resignation as creative director.)
Cruelteafree is a humble, independent group of artists that need the support of our audience. If we were so targeted for attempting such a media project, then it is clear to see why the mainstream media has avoided this subject.
Cruelteafree is sorry to anyone who is not a racist, homophobe, rapist or who uses religious dogma to victimize.
Most of all we are heartbroken that we can’t go forward and create a voice for the many people that actually wanted this documentary to get made. Our goal is to find a way to create this project in the future, it just isn’t likely to happen this year.
Thanks to those of you who have shown your support!