Like Staten Island, Rhode Island doesn’t require an excuse not to cross into its borders. And yet 38-year-old Joe Moretti has just given us one: his backyard shrine to Paris Hilton.
Stopping by ritzy homes to admire their Christmas lights displays? So 2004.
Passersby get an eyeful of Hilton sporting a tiny pink top hiding little of her chest, or wearing knee-high boots and a sultry pout or holding a finger to her lips. Even Hilton’s faithful Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, is celebrated in a colorful portrait.
“If it’s offending anyone, I apologize,” Moretti said in a telephone interview Thursday.
“That’s not the intent. The intent is to be different and to be creative and let them see a little bit of Hollywood or New York _ bring it to Cranston,” Moretti explained.
And not, of course, to get your name in the AP and circulated in hundreds of newspapers across the world. Actually, we kinda wish we thought of it first.