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Model/MTV reality star/early adopter of social media and sometimes-singer Tila Tequila steps into the spotlight as both a singer and a survivor in her new video for her cover of the 1981 Yoko Ono song "Walking on Thin Ice."
You know when a video starts with your boyfriend saying, "You know I will never hurt you, right?" it's going to get ugly real quick. And it does, as the Lamarck-directed video reveals the unraveling of Tila's relationship with her quick-to-anger, soon-to-be ex-fiancé. Things take a turn for the extremely dramatic once breakfast in bed turns into screaming matches, makeup sex, an act of violence not unlike those captured on the TV show "Snapped," and a visit from the cops.
We have to give Tila credit for empowering and encouraging women not to tolerate an abusive relationship. Tila said she recorded the song "at a time when my life was complicated and I was emotionally drained." Of the video's violence and abuse, she said, "The video was created in a way where the woman isn't just the victim; she is also a survivor. I want women to see that you can get out of an abusive relationship and hopefully do it BEFORE something horrible happens to you or your partner. I am hoping that people can see that this video doesn't promote or glorify abuse; that in fact, it is promoting change and strength."
"Walking on Thin Ice" is from Tila Tequila's 2010 EP, Welcome To The Darkside.