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Artist Holding Hunger Strike Over New Yorker Article

This is great. John Perry, a painter who was portrayed in a New Yorker article as stalking the actor John Lurie, is in day 17 of a hunger strike regarding the article. He says the magazine shouldn’t have published it (uh, in August of 2010, by the way) and won’t eat until a correction is issued.

David Remnick, Editor-in-Chief of The New Yorker, told The New York Post that he’s not going to give in:

The piece was thoroughly reported and fact-checked, and is a fair representation of both sides of the story. We looked into [Perry's] complaints carefully and found nothing to correct or retract. As concerned as we are about his health, we can’t print something we don’t believe is true.

Not only is Perry not eating, he’s also going to Lurie’s house and sitting outside for about eight hours a day. So yes, he’s protesting being portrayed as a stalker by acting like a stalker.

(hat tip to Daily Intel)

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