Banksy Sez Paris Too Stupid To Get Joke
Street artist and prankster Banksy, who snuck 500 altered Paris Hilton cds into UK record stores last week, says that the LA heiress is probably too blonde to understand his dry wit, according to PR Inside.
The reclusive stencilist, who is threatening to cause a stir here in Los Angeles later this month, let his publicist do the talking regarding the doctored discs. "He's saying you can be a celebrity, but you don't have to do music," Jo Brooks explained. "I don't know what the reaction will be in America or whether she would even get it."
Some argue that Banksy is only drawing more attention to the Simple Life star, who doesn't really need the help. Her album Paris debuted last week at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 behind P. Diddy's latest manufactured girl-group Danity Kane, who topped the charts. The new Outkast soundtrack was #2, followed by the latest cd from Christina Aguilera, the suprisingly sucessful Spanish-language Mana, and The Cheetah Girls 2 soundtrack, respectfully.
While it might keep the skinny blonde in the Top 10, it's also helping Americans discover the British prankster, who recently tagged a wall in Bristol with art of a naked man hanging on to a windowsill. The graffiti was left alone after the local city council asked the public to decide its fate and the public asked that it stay. Hot.