Women’s charity slams venue for holding ‘Axe the Ex’ occasion on Valentine’s Day

A charity has hit out at a Valentine’s Day occasion the place folks can throw axes at footage of their exes.

The Axe House in Spennymoor is providing of us the possibility to chuck hatchets at pictures for a little bit of enjoyable. For £22, you’ll be able to stick outdated snaps and even wedding ceremony garments on boards and “Axe the Ex.” You get to choose from 18 various things to throw, like axes, ninja stars, and knives!

But Women’s Aid is not glad, saying it makes mild of home abuse. Teresa Parker from the charity stated: “While an event like this might seem light-hearted and fun to many, to those who have experienced domestic abuse, it can send a very different message.”

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“We know at Women’s Aid that post-separation is the most dangerous time for survivors of domestic abuse, with that being the time where abuse can increase and women are most likely to be killed and this event encourages people to throw axes at photos of their ex.”

Wedding dress on the target board
Wedding costume on the goal board

“The organisers need to be aware that even if it is not their intention, for women who are scared of their partners and fearful of their lives, this event could be seen as trivialising domestic abuse.”

“We’d encourage them to think about this in their promotion of the event, and how the event itself runs on the day.”

Brothers Chris and Callum Tingle have arrange “Axe the Ex” as a “tongue-in-cheek” concept for these not celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Chris and Callum Tingle
Chris and Callum Tingle

Chris stated: “Not everyone wants to celebrate Valentine’s with chocolates and candles and all the other fluffy stuff.”

“Some people might be single, might be choosing to hang out with friends or colleagues.”

“We’re offering a tongue-in-cheek event to entertain and make what could be a depressing evening for singletons, a really good laugh.”

The ‘Axe the Ex’ occasion will run till Valentine’s Day on Wednesday. The Daily Star has contacted the Axe House for additional remark.

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