USA, Los Angeles.- The support to the
confession of the actress Supergirl, Melissa Benoist, domestic abuse
past has now been extended to a hashtag online, #IStandWIthMelissa, and
a challenge from her husband, Chris Wood, who asked his followers in line:
“How do you show love?”, that has sparked a myriad of responses.
Benoist revealed publicly
earlier this week that she is a survivor of domestic abuse. She
I did not name her abuser, but Wood is her second husband of only a few months, and
he showed his support by using the hashtag viral #IStandWithMelissa in a tweet
to wish followers a happy thanksgiving.
“Happy thanksgiving day!
I’m going to kiss my wife and hug her tenderly”, tweeted. “Throughout the day. And
each and every day. How samples love? “ was the message that Wood and published
shook the social networks to be linked with the statements of his
a couple, in addition to make her feel wanted after being the victim of violence
Benoist raised their charges in
emotional video on Instagram on Wednesday, November 27th, and he stated that it was a
abuse survivor, who endured months of despotism on the part of a
romantic partner. “I am a survivor of domestic violence or IPV
(partner violence), which is something that I have never in my life waited for him to say, and
much less be transmitting to the ether,” he said in the video.
“The stark truth is that I learned what
it feels like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly, hit with so much
force that I ripped the wind, dragged by my hair down on the pavement,
hit with the head, pinched until my skin broke,” he said. “I learned
to shut myself away in the room, but I stopped quickly because the door
broke inevitably. I learned not to value any of my goods:
replaceable and irreplaceable. I learned not to value myself”.
Benoist finally took action when his teammate tossed him an iPhone to the face, causing some serious injuries. “The impact I ripped open the iris, I almost broke my eyeball, it hurt me the skin and I broke his nose,” he said. “My left eye slammed shut… Something inside of me broke, this was too far”. After a discussion with a friend, Benoist, decided to leave the relationship.