Jamie Dornan ’50 Shades of Grey’ News: Fans Blaming Anastasia Steele For Christian Grey's Abuse? [VIDEO]
Fans might be head-over-heels in love with Jamie Dornan's fictional character Christian Grey in the hit 50 Shades of Grey series, but that doesn't mean that they are agree with all of his off-the-wall sexcapades. In fact, there's a new report that says the majority of fans very well understand the level of abuse that goes on between Christian and Anastasia Steele, who is played by actress Dakota Johnson in the popular book-to-film series.
According to a press release from Michigan State Univesity, researcher Amy Bonomi says that while fans are initially excited about Christian and Anastasia's chemistry and romance in the film, they are also concerned about the level of abuse shown by the young billionaire as well. Women aged 18-24 participated in a study about recognizing harmful behavior in a relationship, which includes controlling and manipulative behavior, stalking and emotional and sexual abuse.
"The encouraging news is that these young women are identifying aspects of an unhealthy relationship between Christian and Anastasia," Bonomi, chairperson and professor of MSU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies, said.
She added "They were keenly aware of the different aspects of abuse in the relationship and told us in great detail the danger the abuse poses for Anastasia."
What's more, Bomoni reveals that many of the study's participants blamed Anastasia for not "speaking up" about Christian's abuse.
She added, "This finding fits with the societal narrative that basically puts the blame back on the victim. In reality, there are many barriers and safety issues related to attempts to end abusive relationships. The most dangerous time for a victim is when the abuser finds out the victim may be leaving. It takes women an average of seven to eight attempts before they leave their abuser."