'No Kardashian Parking' Signs Mysteriously Popping Up in Hollywood

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It’s a good thing that Kim and Co. are in Armenia right now, because the Kardashians probably wouldn’t be happy to learn that they’ve been banished from some parking spaces in Hollywood.

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The signs, which tragically aren’t legally enforceable, are the brainchild of Plastic Jesus, whom People refers to as Los Angeles’ Banksy.

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Plastic Jesus has put up a number of signs, including one in front of Dash, the Kardashians’ store, to remind everyone how ridiculous it is that the Kardashians are a thing by continuing to make the Kardashians a thing.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

“The Kardashian family has become ingrained in our culture,” the artist tells THR. “We’ve allowed mainstream media to become so profit-driven, we are sacrificing genuine news stories to satiate our vapid celebrity obsessions.”

“I guarantee that same number of paparazzi was far greater than any number of photographers chasing real news.”

Plastic Jesus says the idea came to him when he was driving through Hollywood one day and saw a media frenzy happen in real time when the Kardashian sisters walked out of a store. The artist, who’s also behind the cocaine-snorting Oscar and the art piece “Stop Making Stupid People Famous” had the groundbreaking thought: “How is this news?”

“Stop Making Stupid People Famous’ often gets blogged as a criticism of the Kardashians,” Plastic Jesus says. “But that piece is also meant to criticize us as consumers. Without us, there would be no market for the Kardashians. We are equally, if not more so, to blame.”

“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.”

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The very original signs remain up for now, but, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the police are aware of them and treating the art as vandalism. Expect them to be gone by the time Kim and her sisters return home.

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