4 music videos that make domestic violence look very pretty

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Patrice Waite
June 20, 2016 1:29AM (UTC)

There is nothing romantic about domestic violence — though we've noticed a trend in music videos where violence looks more like "being in love" than it should. Earlier this year Hozier released a video for their song “Cherry Wine” that used ethereal filters and soft lighting and featured birds chirping throughout the video. The effect was a romanticized version of what violence is actually like. Other music videos in recent years also make domestic abuse look a little too pretty for comfort— watch our roundup of some of the worst offenders.

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