Then heavens no!! It was indeed about Jessica Alba and it was yeah an article logged under the movie section. But the topic was very important. One that involved the surrounding we live.
"Jessica Alba Vandalism? Oklahoma City Police Probe Photos Of Her Defacing Property"
I am not sure how many of you saw this news on TV and newspapers few days back. She glued posters that were part of a campaign; on public properties - the bridge, electrical boxes and others. The campaign was to save sharks....well a noble campaign to make people aware of the sharks' dwindling numbers.
She was accused of defacing public property and vandalism. It could be a felony and it could invite punishment in prison. But she was let off as the damage was not more than 1000$.
The thought that was going on my mind over and over again were the uncountable posters that adorn or rather deface any city in India. Bangalore was free from posters at least 4 years back. Poor thing, not anymore. They are glued left, right and center on public properties- city transports, fly overs, road signs, warning signs, electrical poles and any possible area - movie posters, politicians, gods, job advertisements, loans, election campaigns, VIP meetings.............
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Once the event is over, they don't bother to clean the mess up, but leave them unattended. I have seen that in US, election campaigns with posters that are pasted on the roads and removed promptly as it ends; and mostly campaign posters are all pin-ups which could be removed later.
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A new construction would just commence, and the next day, one can see posters all over them. Such acts are committed when there are no people around, at nights.
Posters pasted right on top of "Construction Zone. Hard hat area".
Posters pasted on the "No Entry" signboard.
It looks so ugly and non civic. I still can visualise an ugly sight. Animated poster which depicted a young man with a noose around his neck was posted at all prominent places in the heart of the city on a Monday morning. Seeing something so disturbing on a morning spoiled the whole day.
Of late, some Tom, Dick or Harry celebrates his birthday, his face as large as a mini UFO is pasted all around, a first timer organizes a gully cricket, his face is posted all around. Publicity, all want to become famous. But why deface the city? And why scare the people by forcing them look at these ugly faces all around!!!!
There is nothing the civic body does. All are busy fighting for their share of bribes. Sad state of affair......