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Product Tampering Craze Threatens Socialite’s Sideline

September 4th, 2006 at 11:05 pm by Gerard

From the BBC :

Hundreds of Paris Hilton albums have been tampered with in the latest stunt by “guerrilla artist” Banksy.

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?”

He has also changed pictures of her on the CD sleeve to show the US socialite topless and with a dog’s head.

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.

Banksy is certainly capable of the improbable – finding a creative use for the Anti-Nowhere League, for instance (Quicktime required)

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3 Responses to “Product Tampering Craze Threatens Socialite’s Sideline”

  1. Ruairi Says:

    And if you want to see how it was all done…..
    http://www.woostercollective.com/2006/09/video_of_banksys_paris_hilton_jam.html

  2. bitterfruit Says:

    Welcome to DUI Central.

  3. Joel Says:

    and now there’s this:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5335400.stm

    brilliant.