Why anyone would at all be surprised that Chris Brown is a total asshole who couldn’t care less about what anyone thinks or feels is beyond me, but let’s all get outraged together because he put some “devil art” graffiti on the outside wall of his Los Angeles house and refuses to get rid of it despite it ruining the neighbourhood vibe.
Here’s the deal: Brown has some terrible artwork on the outside wall his property, and its ugliness is not even the crime here. It’s illegal to have shit like that all over the place and he’s already been cited for “excessive signage” but he basically thinks everyone else needs to get over it and has refused to rectify the situation. Nevermind that he could put this shit INSIDE his property where no one else has to look at his garbage, but whatever. Just like everything else in his life, he bears no responsibility for what’s happening and instead has once again taken on the role of victim, claiming that he’s being harassed. Oh, f-ck off with this idiot, already.
From The Los Angeles Times:
Neighbors claim the monsters are scaring neighborhood kids and ruining the hillside aesthetic of the area below Lake Hollywood.
“There are lots of babies, lots of children, and they’re literally frightened. It’s like devils on the wall — big scary eyes and big scary teeth, and just the whole vibe is not what we’re used to,” said Patti Negri, president of the Hollywood Dell Civic Assn.
Responding to complaints about the monster art, L.A. city code officials cited Brown for unpermitted and excessive signage and ordered him to remove the art within 30 days. He also faces fines that start at $376 but could rise significantly if he fails to comply.
Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, said the musician is not backing down. He says it’s the neighbors who are harassing Brown.
“I’m scared of neighborhood busybodies like this,” Geragos said. “They’ve called animal control. They have sicced parking [enforcement] on him, and now they reached the heights of ridiculousness here. Shame on them.”
All right, listen. I want us all to take a deep breath here because I’m going to say something unexpected: I kind of understand where they’re coming from with this. In a sense, it his his property and it’s not like he’s got Nazi signs or murals of beaten women out there (surprisingly), but I also feel like he’s refusing to negotiate at all here just to be a dickhead because that’s seemingly his M.O. in life. Still, something tells me there’s a little something more than these neighbourhood kids just being “scared” (because if your kid is scared of that, there may be some other issues), but who can say?