Noname Will Change the Cover for 'Room 25' After Abuse Allegations Against the Illustrator are Revealed
Noname takes a stand.
The person who did the cover is Chicago artist Bryant Giles. Over the weekend, an account on social media revealed that Giles had domestic abuse charges brought against him.
On Monday, Noname announced on Twitter that she was in the process of changing the cover, also adding that she believed the alleged victim.
In light of recent allegations, I will be working to replace the cover artwork of Room 25. I do not and will not support abusers, and I will always stand up for victims and believe their stories. My heart goes out to Ellie, her family, and all survivors of abuse.
— Noname (@noname) October 15, 2018
Giles was arrested on October 8th and charged with domestic battery. Giles since has posted bail and locked all of his socials.
hi your fave, Bryant Giles, is not only an unoriginal artist, but also a rapist and domestic abuser. i encourage you all to listen to Ellie’s story and support her and hold your dangerous friends accountable. pic.twitter.com/1ANNT7kdiu
— alexiss (@alexisszs) October 14, 2018