You may know Francesca Eastwood best as the daughter of Clint Eastwood, the star of short-lived reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Company (more on that later), or the girlfriend of Birkin-destroying photographer Tyler Shields. This week, however, she's Miss Golden Globe.
Photographer Tyler Shields is no stranger to controversy: Remember when he destroyed a $100,000 Hermes Birkin bag and everyone got really pissed? Or that time he shot Heather Morris playing a glee-ful (pardon the pun) victim of domestic abuse and everyone got really pissed? And how about the Mischa Barton/raw meat photo shoot that got everyone PETA really pissed? Well, you get the idea. We caught up with him last night. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Tyler Shields.
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So, turns out that whole destroying-and-lighting-on-fire-a-$100,000-Birkin-in-the-name-of-'art' was maybe not such a great idea after all. Photographer/publicity stuntman Tyler Shields set off an internet shit storm yesterday when he posted photos of his girlfriend and Clint Eastwood progeny, Francesca Eastwood ripping into a $100,000 Birkin bag with a chainsaw, eventually lighting it on fire. Understandably many people found this photoshoot to be rather insensitive--or downright offensive--at a time when many families are struggling financially. In fact, according to TMZ, some people were so upset that they even sent death threats to Francesca and Tyler--Not that that's a first for the photographer.
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Earlier this week Mischa Barton made headlines for the first time in a loooong while, when she posed with a big old pile of raw meat in a shoot for photographer Tyler Shields. Sounds like classy comeback material, right? PETA certainly didn't think so. The animal rights groups issued a statement on TooFab lambasting Shields and Barton for participating in the shoot. "This raw meat stuff is getting old," they said. "And [it] not only hurts and kills cows, it may hurt Mischa, because so much meat is infected with salmonella, E. coli, and campylobacter that licking it is like licking a toilet."