L.A. based street artist, Plastic Jesus, recently garnered media attention for posting a series of streets signs encouraging “NO KARDASHIAN PARKING ANYTIME.”
How did the expressive social commentator feel about receiving attention for his work?
He reflects via twitter:
Surprised by the mainstream news media’s pick up on the kardashian sign story. Go and cover real news. When did they become a news event ?
— Plastic Jesus (@plasticjesusart) April 8, 2015
“I suppose it’s a protest at the obsession with the Kardashians and every kind of move they make,” the U.K.-raised artist told LA Weekly. “Their lunch outings and shopping trips are media events in themselves. What can be fascinating about someone pumping gas?”
Plastic Jesus intends for his works to challenge the priorities of the average media consumer and Hollywood alike. “People are shutting out real news content,” he asserted.