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And the Oscar Goes to ...

HELL with Needle

In Arm

2/28/2014 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Forget the Oscar tribute to dead actors during the show ... a famous artist decided to pay homage (of sorts) to Philip Seymour Hoffman outside the auditorium by sculpting an Oscar strung out on smack.

The street artist -- who goes by Plastic Jesus -- has notoriously made a name for himself in L.A., and he's just found a way to tap into the heart of Hollywood.

P.J. says he wants to make a point that it's not just famous celebs who die of heroin ... drugs kill people in the show biz industry every week.

Maybe after the show he'll attend the Governor's Speed Ball.

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Eye roll     

Stupid and hey guess what drugs kill people not in the showbiz industry as well. Stupid dumb a s s

146 days ago
17.

Shaquille O'Neal     

Riveting

146 days ago
18.

Pond, James Bond    

PJ, Ripping off Banksy, What a wanker

146 days ago
19.

PowderedToastMan    

Interesting....especially after Kelly Osbourne posted an Instagram photo of her taking a B12 injection in her arm too.

146 days ago
20.

Mark    

fitting for todays Hollywood

146 days ago
21.

boo boo    

Art....or whatever.

146 days ago
22.

Thizz √$    

Powerful statement good work open eyes.

146 days ago
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AZMIKEY2000    

The loss of lives in the entertainment industry due to drugs is horrible. But why, when a celebrity dies from a drug overdose, do we all of a sudden put them on a pillar?? What about the hundreds (or thousands) of non-celebs who lost their lives the same way??? All should be on pillars, or none.

146 days ago
24.

Harvey's Cup Wrangler    

What's black, has teethmarks and is no longer needed?
Philip Seymour Hoffman's belt.

146 days ago
25.

LK    

"P.J. says he wants to make a point that it's not just famous celebs who die of heroin ... drugs kill people in the show biz industry every week."
Ummm Hello DRUGS KILL PEOPLE .

146 days ago
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stringbender    

I can't say it is disrespectful only because this piece is based on something as ridiculous as the Oscars. Since they treat themselves like an elite club who are better than us and we are supposed to worship them it makes a mockery out of human life. The artist here is just giving that back to Hollywood. The funny thing is I never watch the Oscars but I hear about the movies that win and they are never the movies I actually liked to watch. The dude who made this has talent I will give him that much. Drugs are bad for everyone not just the Hollywood elite that we are taught to worship through our television screens.

146 days ago
27.

Champagne Jayne    

What will Plastic Jesus do next cut off his own ear?

146 days ago
28.

DiM    

I suppose this is one way to de-stigmatize the illness.
I'd rather see a fundraiser for research into treatment and to petition at the state level a de-criminalization effort.

146 days ago
29.

Goblin King    

Hello

146 days ago
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Goblin King    

Famous artist?! Plastic Jesus is a former paparazzi photographer called Nick Stern who rips off Banksy (badly), takes photos of his own work and sends them to media outlets in an attempt to create a buzz about this 'mysterious' street artist. Do your research before posting garbage like this TMZ.

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