Chris Brown has landed in some hot water after a mural on the side of his house frightened neighborhood children.
Some folks who live in the singer’s neighborhood said the painting has scared their kids. The artwork, which is done in the style of Los Angeles graffiti, is said to depict giant creatures with large eyes.
Since the Hollywood Hills is considered a nice place to live, many people are asking Chris Brown to remove the scary mural from the outside of his home. Authorities tend to agree with the singer’s neighbors; Brown was fined $376.32 after receiving several complaints from area residents.
Hollywood Dell Civic Association president Patti Negri isn’t a fan of the images on the side of Chris Brown’s house. He said the disturbing images have frightened many children who live in the neighborhood.
“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,” he said.
Councilman Tom LaBonge also believes the musician should comply with the request to remove the mural. If Chris Brown fails to remove the offending artwork in a timely fashion, then he could face heftier fines than the one that has already been issued.
“But that is not for a home of this nature. I am a strong voice for the community and in this case, the community has spoken,” LaBonge explained. “I certainly hope Mr. Brown complies and takes them down.”
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Attorney Mark Geragos believes that Chris Brown’s neighbors are essentially trying to “suspend the First Amendment.” He said the rapper intends to fight the citation that requires the mural to be removed within 30 days. Geragos described the neighbors’ behavior in the matter as “harassing.”
Are you a fan of Chris Brown? Do you think he should remove the scary murals from his home if the paintings are frightening neighborhood children?