Whose line is it, anyway?
To be fair to Elvis, he was more of a pills kind of guy. (via @PlasticJesusArt)
Street artist Plastic Jesus put up this amazing statue criticizing Hollywood drug culture right at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, right at the end of the section of the street that will be cordoned off for the Oscars on Sunday. As Plastic Jesus' photographer partner Nick Stern told LAist,
"The piece is intended to draw attention to Hollywood's hidden problem of drug addiction that affects hundreds of people in the showbiz industry and is largely ignored until the death of a high profile A list celebrity."
This is a follow up to last year's statue of a giant standing Oscar with a needle in it's arm (a commentary on the then-recent passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman).
Last year's statue. I guess not everything got solved since then.
(via Plastic Jesus on Instagram)
In light of the sad and untimely death of talented comedian and Parks and Rec producer Harris Wittels at 30, who publicly struggled with heroin and fatally relapsed this week, the criticism couldn't be timelier.