Controversial Oscar on cocaine sculpture removed

February 20, 2015 8:02 PM

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Los Angeles street artist Plastic Jesus -- a well-known character in Tinsel Town -- placed a sculpture on Hollywood Boulevard depicting an Oscar statuette kneeling down with a rolled-up $100 bill between his fingers, about to whiff two lines of cocaine on a red carpet. A black American Express Centurion card, presumably used to cut the lines, lies nearby. Below is a gold-plated sign that read, "Hollywood's Best Party."

Plastic Jesus, who has never divulged his real name in interviews, said the display was placed at La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, at the edge of where the street will be cordoned off during the Oscar ceremony at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday -- and was meant to draw awareness to rampant drug use in the f...

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