Chris Brown Scares Neighborhood Kids with Goblin Murals, Apparently

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The unlucky rich people living next to millionaire pop singer/domestic abuse enthusiast Chris Brown have taken issue with a series of grinning, fang-toothed red goblin heads that he’s had painted on the curb of his Hollywood Hills home. Apparently, the goblins are scaring all the neighborhood children.

Given Brown’s public history as an abusive, ill-tempered dickbag, you might think that parents would want their kids to steer clear of his house. Hence, the goblin faces (which probably only scare the neighborhood bedwetters anyway) should theoretically be a welcome addition to Brown manor. Not so, says Hollywood Dell Civic Association Prez Patti Negri: “

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.

Los Angeles officials have cited Brown $376 for “unpermitted and excessive signage,” since city ordinances make it fairly illegal to put up murals on private property. Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos, however, has characterized Brown’s complaining neighbors as “busybodies,” and has said in the least hyperbolic way possible that they’re essentially trying to revoke Brown’s First Amendment rights.

While it’s impossible to agree with anyone who invokes First Amendment rights when talking about sidewalk art, it’s equally impossible to agree with neighborhood associations, which really are smelly old clubhouses for the busiest of busybodies in the universe. [AP, LA Times]

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Image via AP, Donald Traill

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