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'Glee' Star

Bruising Photo to Help

Domestic Violence Victims

9/4/2011 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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It seems ironic ... but the brutal photo of "Glee" star Heather Morris sporting a fake black eye will be auctioned off soon ... and all of the proceeds will go towards a domestic violence charity ... TMZ has learned.

The photo ignited a major controversy when it was released on the Internet a few days ago -- with some critics saying it glamorizes violence against women.

But Tyler Shields, the photog behind the shot, tells us that was NOT the intention -- and he's sorry it came off that way.

Shields says ... to make up for the controversy, he'll be auctioning off the photo, starting at $100k, and will donate every single cent he makes to a top domestic violence charity.

Forgiven??

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1.

Brooke    

As someone who has recently been a victim of domestic violence, I love this picture.

1062 days ago
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Dominic    

lol @ him thinking he can get 100k...

1062 days ago
3.

What You Really Want To See    

There is nothing good to say about this photo. A little disappointed because Morris is my fave glee character.

1062 days ago
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Professor Chaos    

Meh. She looks like my girl after I've come home from a long day at work and dinner isn't on the table. Nice!

1062 days ago
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Phreaky    

Tyler Shields is one of the s***miest people in L.A. - just ask his best friend, Blohan.

1062 days ago
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janet    

Is Sheilds suppose to be a 'shock' photographer? Better make-up and photo on a set. Of course, Sheilds is an 'artist'. Never intended when it backfires. 'A top' domestic violence charity? What the hell is that? What's 'A bottom' domestic violence charity? Curious.

1062 days ago
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The Real JJ    

How does this "glamorize" domestic violence?? She's not smiling or anything. So when you see a anti drug ad and it shows what the person will look like if they keep goin that route, that's "glamorizing" it? Powerful picture with a good cause.

1062 days ago
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Sara    

She is still beautiful with a black eye, not many can pull that off!

1062 days ago
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Ace    

If my girlfriend has 2 black eyes could I make twice as much at the auction?

1062 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

I don't care what type of spin this jackass is trying to put on his photos, he's still a crappy photographer that gets off on photographing graphic violence. But I don't believe he necessarily is trying to glamorize violence "against women" at all. I just think he's into glamorizing violence period. And it seems that is the only type of photos we see from him. Bloody knives, blood splattered walls, blood dripping from Blohans teeth, yada yada yada. The man is just a freak, and he gets off on controversy. Why do you think he's always snapping pics of LiLo?

1062 days ago
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Brandon    

She and the photographer are a couple of dirtbags

1062 days ago
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Sloane    

realizing the offencivness of the photo and surprised that it didn't generate positive but negative buzz......the offender now makes a shallow calculated attempt to redeem himself
...so raising money for domestic violence was the last thing on his mind and the vain attempt to salvage his reputation is obvious to everyone
why doesn't he at least match the winning bid out of his own pocket- that would show more class and sensitivity than giving someone else's money (the winning bidder) to the cause
...then again-it's all publicity for him and not a heartfelt gesture it seems...

1062 days ago
13.

Sloane    

AND
TMZ should not just show this part cropped out of the photo-they need to show the entire photo and all the photos so people can see what the outcry is about!
google the Tyler Shields domestic violence photos to see for yourself
he accomplished one thing...
never heard his name til now
never need to hear it again!

1062 days ago
14.

Kristina    

they are assuming domestic violence... where does he show anyone hitting her? People need to calm down. It's just a weird picture that is being taken way to far

1062 days ago
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blueflameford    

Shields is nothing but a Terry Richardson wannabe.

1062 days ago
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