Oscars, Rogue Statue

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Party time! Just kidding.

Ahead of this Sunday's 2015 Oscars, local L.A. artist Plastic Jesus has erected a life-size golden statue on Hollywood Blvd. But unlike the Oscar awards that A-list winners will be taking home this weekend, this statue is bent over on the ground and snorting giant lines of cocaine with a straw and credit card.

The silly, drug-using sculpture is also adorned with a plaque that reads, "Hollywood's Best Party." So what's the story behind the shocking, yet semi-hilarious, Oscars statue (and no, the Academy has nothing to do with it).

"The piece is intended to draw attention to Hollywood's hidden problem of drug addiction that effects hundreds of people in the showbiz industry and is largely ignored until the death of a high profile A list celebrity," photographer Nick Stern, who works with Plastic Jesus, explained of the eye-catching coke sculpture.

Well, it certainly gets the point across, no?

The Oscars cocaine statue is a follow-up to Plastic Jesus' statue from last year, which featured a similar looking golden statue shooting heroin into one arm with a syringe. "Hollywood's Best Kept Secret," read the attached signage.

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