When Kesha posted this video of her and a group of friends defacing the famed Hollywood sign, we weren’t sure whether or not it was a hoax.
According to Entertainment Weekly, it was nothing but pure fakery:
Before I committed any journalism, I checked in with my good friend Common Sense. It’s been pouring rain here in L.A. all day, so I knew the “early morning” footage of the group stumbling out of their limo to check out their handiwork wasn’t shot anytime in the last 12 hours. Also, my more sober friends and I have tried to get as close as possible to the sign in the past, and we were stopped hundreds of yards away when a security camera started talking to us. (“Hey, you. Yeah, you in the red shirt. I can see you. You want to get arrested?”) The sign is monitored 24 hours a day — I doubt a bunch of lit-up freaks in rabbit masks could get much closer. And as anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of scale could probably figure out, it would be very, VERY hard for anyone sans ladders/cranes to cover something 45 feet tall with bedsheets.
And there you have it. Shenanigans.