The Chris Brown graffiti debacle continues to stay in the celebrity news spotlight after the singer has hit out at the L.A. City government after their claims that his “colorful monster” artwork needed to be removed.
This won’t be the first time in recent news that the celebrity has caused a media frenzy. It was only two days ago that the star apparently crossed another line by featuring a Aaliyah hologram in his music video.
The spray paintings of toothy monsters that Brown has decided to cover his curbside walls with have had neighbors deeply offended, with some even claiming that the grammy winner’s “sharp-toothed” artwork scares their children.
The graffiti has caused that much of a public stir of late that president of the Hollywood Dell Civic Association has spoken out about it:
“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.”
However, despite all the complaints the mural has generated, the singer has decided that his artwork on the front of his Hollywood Hills home isn’t “unpermitted” and, furthermore, that government can’t demand he removes the images because it’s protected by the First Amendment.
According to TMZ, who have apparently managed to acquire legal documents from the case, Brown is trying to defend the claims made against him that he painted the sign illegally by stating that his art enhances the aesthetics of the residential property. This, to the majority of people, will translate as a fancy way of telling the authorities to stick their opinions.
Luckily, Brown has lawyers on hand to help with his wording because, if his emotional tweets from earlier this month are anything to go by, the singer isn’t one to keep his feeling bottle up or sugar-coated.
So, for now, the Chris Brown graffiti case remains with the Dept. of Building and Safety; however, if they should rule against him, then the star might need to move his appeals higher up the authorities and fight his corner at the L.A. County Superior Court. Though it would seem unlikely that either Brown or the government would want the situation to get to that point.
Therefore, until the images are removed or the L.A. City authorities back down, it would appear that the Chris Brown graffiti is here to stay for a little while longer.
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