Photo Credit: Plastic Jesus
The Kardashian family doesn’t often hear the word "no"… unless they’re trying to parallel park their Mercedes on the streets of Los Angeles. That’s right, there have been several parking signs posted in the Southern California area that read, "No Kardashian Parking Anytime."
The artist Plastic Jesus created the signs, which blend in with the handful of other parking regulations and rules that are posted on poles across the L.A. area. The known illustrator was struck with inspiration a few weeks ago while he was driving down Melrose Avenue, a popular spot for celebrity sightings, when a Kardashian sister walked out of a store and was swarmed with paparazzi which ended up halting traffic.
"How has this become a news event?" asked Plastic Jesus.
The artist spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and explained, "We’ve allowed mainstream media to become so profit-driven, we are sacrificing genuine news stories to satiate our vapid celebrity obsessions." He continued, "I guarantee the same number of paparazzi was far greater than any number of photographers chasing real news."
Plastic Jesus is the same artist responsible for the "Stop Making Stupid People Famous" campaign, which mirrors the same idea as the Kardashian parking signs.
The message behind his art is that it’s the consumers financing the outrageousness of the celebrity obsessions, especially when it pertains to the Kardashian family. "Without us, there would be no market for the Kardashians. We are equally, if not more so, to blame."
In fact, Plastic Jesus insisted, "The same people who will tag these parking signs on social media are the same people who will buy In Touch at the supermarket later this week."
The signs are art installations, but they're also vandalism according to a spokesperson for the LAPD. No complaints have been made yet regarding the seven parking signs. However it might not be long before they’re removed.