The celebrification of convicted triple child murderer Damien Echols. Earlier this month Echols held an ‘art’ show in the SoHo section of New York of some of his creations that he made while on death row. I haven’t seen any of his so-called art and neither would I want to. I’m sure it’s the equivalent of an angsty teenager scrawling on his school notebook or a monkey that flings his feces.
Let’s call this what it really is. It’s not art it’s murderabilia. He’s not making his ‘fame’ from the plight of being wrongly convicted. He’s making his fame through the fact that he’s basically gotten away with brutally murdering three children. Meanwhile, his fans, who he refers to as chupacabras, eat it all up with a spoon.
Damien Echols may just be P.T. Barnum’s greatest protégé since he seems to attract a lot of suckers.