Paris Hilton targeted in CD prank

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?

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." But he left the original barcode so people could buy the CD without realising it had been interfered with.

No customers had complained or returned a doctored version.

Photos. banksy_flickr. Previously.

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17 Responses:

  1. liveavatar says:

    This one's my favorite, though it works best in context.

  2. flipzagging says:

    Is this really all that subversive? I thought Paris Hilton's whole career was about being hateable. Like a bad-guy wrestler, but for People magazine.

  3. I have to admit, after hearing about it, I actually thought of buying a paris hilton album, if only for the chance at a Banksy piece.

  4. solarbird says:

    Man. Talk about your golden fucking tickets. The odds are too remote to try buying one in the hope of getting the "prank" copy, but I would totally want one of that version.

  5. sheilagh says:

    so when I first saw this image, here on your page, I thought the flesh colored lump behind the "A" in her name was some yuck zombie flesh stitched, like bits of Silent Hill 2. Same for the lines going from her neck down to her arm pit, they looked like zipper/stitched, like Bride of Frankenstein or something.