While the rest of us long for the day that we can drop several thousand dollars ($100,000 to be accurate) on an Hermès Birkin bag, Clint Eastwood‘s daughter thought it appropriate to light one on fire. Classy, right? We’re still in an economic crisis with hundreds of thousands of people out of work, but Francesca Eastwood and her photographer boyfriend, Tyler Shields, bought a Birkin just so they could destroy it — all for the sake of art. Well, at least their idea of art. I’ll ask it again: Classy, right?
Before lighting the bag on fire, Tyler took a $200 dollar chainsaw to the bag, then doused it with four dollars worth of gasoline. The photos of the destruction, which can be seen on his website, were then followed by the following comments and questions:
“Destruction is a beautiful version of freedom…
Would you want this bag?
Are you sad to see me destroy it?”
My question for Shields is this: “Arrogant prick much, Tyler?”
The response to this “art,” hasn’t been very nice. Outrage over this event has led to Eastwood receiving death threats via Facebook and Twitter, with some of the winning comments below:
— “Some of us actually have to work and live check 2 check, spoiled rotten bitch to burn 100k bag.”
— “You’re a stupid whore. How f***ing dumb can you be.”
— “You should kill urself, ungrateful bitch – wasted money when families can’t eat.”
Although I don’t agree with Eastwood or her boyfriend, I certainly don’t think she should off herself because she’s too stupid and self-involved to realize that such a flippant display of excess wealth and obvious mass amounts of disposable income really isn’t going to go over very well when there are so many people in this country (and in the world, for that matter) who go without basic necessities everyday. Eastwood admits that she knew people would be shocked, but had no idea she would receive such a negative backlash. She’s also been telling her friends that people just don’t understand art. If lighting a 100k on fire is art, then I don’t fucking get it either. I guess I’m an idiot.
Clint should really cut her off financially if she’s going to continue to pull this shit. If you like watching high-end accessories burn, you can also watch a pair of Louboutin heels being demolished, too. Again, courtesy of Tyler Shields and Francesca Eastwood. These two really have too much time on their hands.
Are you an idiot like me or do you understand this “art?”