“Trashy Retweets” on Rivington Trashes Max George Twitter Feud

Posted on: November 29th, 2012 at 10:18 am by
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Boy band Twitter drama has just spilled into the realm of reality on the Lower East Side. You’ve no doubt seen it already – the cryptic message on the fence of 89-93 Rivington using various elements of discarded food packaging. Letters are missing, but the message is a verbatim recreation of a heated exchange between Max George of The Wanted and Zayn Malik of One Direction. In so many words, the former basically threatened the latter to a duel of sorts.

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Back to Rivington, though. In this particular instance, the phrase in question was a barb thrown by Max George, “Enjoy rehearsals. Stay off the bud…it clearly makes you cranky” (since removed from Twitter).

An entity called “Trashy Retweets” is behind the clever spelling stunt. Borderline brilliant. This newcomer takes the online meme of retweeting (“RT”) and brings it to the canvas of the streets using trash. It’s as literal as you can get. And here’s the simpler explanation via Facebook:

I find trashy tweets and I want to trash them. So I find trash and then I turn them into tweets. That’s what I do.

Send us pictures of any other Trashy Retweets you spot!

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