Harvey Weinstein Casting Couch Statue Surfaces By Oscars Venue

Harvey Weinstein Casting Couch Statue Surfaces By Oscars Venue

The accusations against Weinstein triggered a flood of allegations of sexual impropriety by other celebrities that have rocked Hollywood and dominated this year's movie awards season. However, this wouldn't be the first time Weinstein was turned into a sculpture.

"Whilst many thought the "casting couch" was a thing of the past it was clearly still a part of the Hollywood culture", the artist wrote.

"Casting Couch" Oscars 2018. That's how you take these powerful people down. It was installed near the Hollywood venue where the Academy Awards ceremony will be held.

"But as everybody knows, Hollywood, like so many other industries, has this dark underbelly which often goes ignored, or in this case has even been covered up and worse", he said. The phrase "casting couch" generally refers to requests for sexual favors in return for roles and career advancement in Hollywood.

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Plastic Jesus, whose real name is unknown, told The Hollywood Reporter that the Weinstein piece, which took two months to make, was meant to be interactive and allow passersby to sit next to Weinstein.

The artists spent two months casting the statue from fiberglass and resin.

According to reports, Weinstein will not be attending this year's Oscars due to the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him by more than 70 women. The producer, who denies all allegations of non-consensual sex, is now still in a rehab facility in Arizona, though he recently spoke out, apologizing to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence for using their names to dismiss a sexual misconduct class action suit. Plastic Jesus - the artist who presented the Oscar-snorting statue and Kanye-West-As-Jesus creation - has unveiled his newest piece, which is appropriately revolving for a number of reasons.

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