Okay, we have now entered the realm of the slightly fucked up. We just received this press release from Capla Kesting Fine Art:
Paris Hilton‘s naked “corpse” could provide an invaluable service to students preparing for prom this season. An interactive Public Service Announcement featuring the graphic display of a tiara-wearing, autopsied Paris Hilton with removable innards is designed to warn teenagers of the hazards of underage drinking. The display also features Tinkerbell, Hilton’s forlorn pet Chihuahua with matching tiara, and debuts in the trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood where prom-goers frequently dine, courtesy of Capla Kesting Fine Art.
With removable innards? So, what, this is just a big interactive game of Operation? Hey, that might actually be cool. Anyway, it goes on…
“Campaign to Rescue Women of Youth” featuring “The Paris Hilton Autopsy” offers a cadaveric nude Paris Hilton, laid out with twisted body and opened abdominal cavity on a coroner’s table, while her cell phone remains in her grip. The ‘unglamorous’ display which includes support material from anti-drunk driving organizations counters “the disturbingly glamorized trend of Hollywood’s ‘girls gone wild’,” according to gallery director, David Kesting.
Paris Hilton, arrested for a DUI last year, previously released a marginally effective PSA concerning drunk driving. This latest PSA includes a website by Capla Kesting, which offers high school educators an icebreaker for discussing drunk driving’s consequences. Students are encouraged to take the virtual field trip at www.ParisHiltonAutopsy.com to view the making of the “Paris Hilton Autopsy” and compete for prizes by writing Paris Hilton’s obituary.
Okay, as I write this, the website is basically blank. So maybe that’s some post-modern statement on things that I can’t fathom. But having high school kids “compete for prizes by writing Paris Hilton’s” obit? Aren’t high schoolers morbid enough these days? I mean seriously.
The tableau, created by Daniel Edwards, reminds potential prom queens no one is impervious to the pitfalls of drinking. Recalling Miss USA’s recent battle to keep her crown through alcohol rehab and Princess Diana’s untimely death due to drunk driving, a skewed hotel heiress’s tiara adorns the lifeless Paris Hilton head.
For the love of God, don’t let Paul Merton hear you say that last part.
Kesting, advocating teenagers to experience the Hilton display “hands-on,” said, “Paris’ internals, which include her small intestines, and other elements, are removable to assist teens with an empathetic view of drunk driving tragedy from the coroner’s perspective.”
UK’s Daily Star recently reported Paris Hilton, whose last chilling portrayal came from 2005’s “House of Wax” in a well publicized death scene, had commissioned Daniel Edwards for a sculpture of her to be placed on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip.
Well, it was chilling only in the sense that she signed up for a film when she knew that one of the reasons people would go see it is to watch her get killed. Anyway, I hate to say this, but if you’re to the point where the only way to convince a kid that driving drunk is a bad idea is to show him an interactive mock dead celeb corpse with removable guts, then the battle for that kid’s pretty much lost.