Kanye West's golden likeness is being crucified in Hollywood just in time for Lent.
To hear Kanye West say it during his epic string of rants last November, there are people out to do away with him. Well, one L.A.-based artist is doing just that. Plastic Jesus set up a golden statue of Kanye being crucified in Hollywood.
The provocative piece titled “False Idol” debuted Wednesday on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles. The golden statue is reminiscent of an Oscar statuette, Jesus Christ during his last hours -- minus the cross -- and, of course, Yeezy himself.
“He’s a genius at writing and producing but he’s not a God, and that’s where we put him. Until there’s an issue in his life or a hiccup in his career, then we crucify him,” Plastic Jesus told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve seen it before with people like Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan. The same people who put him into a God-like place are the same yapping at his heels for a piece of flesh when something happens.”
Though not a direct attack on Kanye, Plastic Jesus puts in question contemporary society's tendency to idolize celebrities. His piece coincides with Oscar season.
“The piece is intended to be as critical of us as consumers and the media as it is of Kanye himself,” he said. “We’ve created this idol from somebody who is clearly talented.”
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