The Associated Press reports:
A Southern California seaside community is in an uproar after a home was given a new paint job featuring two huge emoji on a bright pink background. Manhattan Beach residents railed against the makeover during a City Council meeting Tuesday night, citing problems with spectators.
The new paint job appeared after neighbors reported the home was being used for short-term rentals and the homeowner was fined $4,000. Owner Kathryn Kidd told KABC-TV she didn’t realize short-term rentals weren’t allowed and she denies the redecoration is retaliation.
ICYMI: A war is being waged in a Manhattan Beach neighborhood. Battle lines are being drawn. Literal tears have been shed, and it’s all caused by one pink house — one hot pink house adorned by two conspicuously large, spray-painted emoji faces. https://t.co/kBQgYJi47L pic.twitter.com/z61Ij6QiuX
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