Francesca Eastwood, Clint Eastwood's daughter, is dating shock photographer Tyler Shields and they thought a photoshoot in which they destroy a $100.000 (€79,681.2) Birkin bag would be a great idea. It turns out it wasn't.
The two teamed up again for another artsy photoshoot
, even buying a very expensive, crocodile bag for the purpose.
For those who don't know, Hermes Birkin is the most sought after, expensive and valuable bag out there, with waiting lists as long as a couple of years being made up for just one item.
To Francesca and Tyler, that mattered very little, as also did the fact that they could have used the money to help others in need.
In the shoot, they poured gasoline and lit the bag on fire, after which they sawed it in half. In other words, they tossed $100K down the drain for art.
“Art” is a loosely used term here, voices on Twitter and Facebook point out (quotes via the Daily Mail
They could have used a Target bag and no one would have known the difference, upset people are saying – and donated the money instead.
“Wow.... The $100k wasted on this pointless shoot could of been used to benefit a number of charities or ppl in real need. Just crazy,” one commenter points out.
“This is not art at all its just plain stupidity! She should have gotten a cheap Walmart or Target bag, would have made a lot more sense. Rich girls with nothing better to do than burn money,” adds another.
Other voices are angrier than this, accusing Francesca of being too spoiled for her own good – and Shields too dumb to know that what he's making isn't real art.
“Some of us actually have to work and live check 2 check, spoiled rotten [expletive] to burn 100k bag,” says one such voice.
“You’re a stupid [expletive]. How [expletive]-ing dumb can you be,” adds another, while a third one wishes Francesca nothing but the worst.
“You should kill urself, ungrateful [expletive] – wasted money when families can't eat,” s/he says.
According to other online reports, Francesca is telling friends she expected some
controversy, but not this kind of hateful response. Her conclusion is that “people don't know real art.”