Graffiti artist Banksy "enhances" Paris Hilton CDs
The British graffiti artist known as Banksy tampered with 500 copies of Paris Hilton's new CD, "Paris", the BBC reports:
Hundreds of Paris Hilton albums have been tampered with in the latest stunt by "guerrilla artist" Banksy.
Banksy has replaced Hilton's CD with his own remixes and given them titles such as Why am I Famous?, What Have I Done? and What Am I For?
He has also changed pictures of her on the CD sleeve to show the US socialite topless and with a dog's head.
A spokeswoman for Banksy said he had doctored 500 copies of her debut album Paris in 48 record shops across the UK.
She told the BBC News website: "He switched the CDs in store, so he took the old ones out and put his version in.
And here's the best part, a spokesman from HMV was quoted as saying:
"And it might be that there will be some people who agree with his views on the Paris Hilton album." [BBC]
Here's the whole Banksy vs. Paris Hilton set.
The best part is that it's a victimless crime. The customers got something much more valuable than the CD they thought they were getting, HMV and Virgin got a lot of publicity for being relatively chill about the whole thing, and Banksy makes fund of Paris Hilton on Labour Day. Win-win-win.