I read this story and thought it so perfectly captured the super entitled ignorance so popular today among the young, hip and stupid set.
23 year old Casey Nocket decided to show her incredible artistry by galavanting around on her own "lets defile as many national parks as we can because I'm an artist" tour. “This is art, not vandalism, I am an artist,” Nocket wrote on her now closed Instagram page.
On June 13, Nocket, now 23 and residing in San Diego, admitted in federal court in California she defaced seven national parks over a 26-day period in 2014, according to court records. And then posted it all on social media.
For those of you keeping score at home, this blonde Einstein painted her juvenile mask paintings at Yosemite, Crater Lake, Death Valley, Rocky Mountain, Canyonlands, Zion and Colorado National Monument.
Modern Hiker Magazine led the early charge against this idiot. She is now banned from all of the National Parks. My guess is she still thinks that she was in her rights and doesn't get the big deal. Hey man, I'm an artist. You're chilling my flow.
After Nocket wrote in an Instagram post that she had used acrylic paint – which is very difficult to clean off – another user questioned her about it and she responded: “I know, I’m a bad person.”
This isn't the first time that young dunces have engaged in this sort of behavior of late. An actress was caught carving her initials into the rocks at Sedona recently and a street artist, bon vivant, nightclub owner named Mr. Andre decided to engage in his own public defecation at Joshua Tree. And now he wants to sue a magazine for reporting on it.
On March 3, the backlash was severe enough for Mr. André's legal team at Stefanaggi Avocats in Paris to send a cease and desist letter to Modern Hiker, demanding that Schreiner "immediately cease to disseminate the defamatory information," and furthermore "erase the infringing links and its associated files" from his website.Oh brother! I hate seeing graffiti out in nature. It is so selfish. People need to get a clue. Smarten up, you moronic retards.
However, in that same letter, attorney François Stefanaggi admits to the alleged defacement, attributing "an ephemeral creation" in Joshua Tree to Mr. André, who reportedly used "water-based paint" to place "his artistic signature" on a rock. Stefanaggi also claims that Mr. André subsequently "erased the inscription and made all mark of this short-lived performance disappear."
Mr. André's lawyer threatens to "pursue all available legal remedies" against Modern Hiker, including seeking damages for "publishing detrimental messages...with the intention to discredit [Mr. André's] professional works and harm his artistic reputation."