(NEW YORK) — Children’s book author Lemony Snicket released a sneering statement Friday aimed at Lauren Conrad, the former MTV star of The Hills and Laguna Beach, based on a video she created showing how to cut up Snicket’s books for home decorations.
The dust-up between Snicket and L.C. began Thursday, when she released a video demonstrating how to use book covers in order to make decorative storage boxes. She chose Snicket’s well-known children’s book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, to use for the decorations.
In the “Crafty Creations” video, Conrad slices the covers and bindings off Snicket’s books, and then glues the covers to a box to create a storage unit. She discards the pages.
After the video sparked scorn from book-lovers around the Internet, Conrad pulled the video from her website.
In response, Snicket — the pen name for Daniel Handler — released a statement to ABC News calling Conrad a “lost soul.”
“It has always been my belief that people who spend too much time with my work end up as lost souls, drained of reason, who lead lives of raving emptiness and occasional lunatic violence. What a relief it is to see this documented,” the statement read.
Conrad’s reps declined to comment.
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Frank Pallotta, CNN Newswire
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications