Dr Mumbo

The man behind the Kyle Sandilands ‘self-love’ mural

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IP: short for Kiis FM’s intern Pete

Yesterday Dr Mumbo reported how the self-love mural of Kyle Sandilands in Chippendale had a short-lived life of just two days and was replaced with a peace symbol and the letters IP.

KiisFM now tells Dr Mumbo that the two-storey mural was a “content piece” created independently by Kyle and Jackie O’s ‘intern Pete’ (aka Peter Deppeler) and created without Kyle Sandilands’ permission.

On-air Sandilands told listeners that he was shocked when he saw the mural and then proceded to lecture Pete on how: “Even the CEO of the radio station can’t use my name or image or photo or anything to do with me unless they check with me.”

Deppeler also told listeners how the mural had been received poorly and how the art world hadn’t responded well on instagram and elsewhere in the social media world.

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Some of the 200 plus posts on Instagram.

He’s not kidding with Scott Marsh, the artist who painted the Kanye mural took to Instagram to express his anger…

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 6.28.27 amWhich is ironic given he “borrowed” the idea from someone himself (a point on users were quick to note).

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 6.31.52 amGiven it was graffitied and only up for two days, Dr Mumbo isn’t quite sure what to make of this faux “marketing stunt” or the seven-minute piece playing it all down.

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Intern Pete at the start of all this.

However, when Dr Mumbo stopped by Zigi’s Wine & Cheese Bar today the owner reassured him that the wall is now available again for anyone looking to commission a two-storey mural celebrating the love of two men. Perhaps Telstra CEO Andy Penn is available for a sitting?


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