Boston Marathon Hoaxer ID’d as Performance Artist Who ‘Really Needs Exposure’


The man arrested yesterday for planting two fake bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line is also a self-labelled performance artist who describes himself as “totes quirkster” and a “fashion designer first and a wannabe entrepreneur second.”

NECN identified the bomber as 25-year-old Bostonian Kevin “Kayvon” Edson, the founder of a “eco-aware and ethical” fashion company called Natural Selection. Edson was discovered yesterday running barefoot on Boylston Avenue, wearing a black mesh veil and shouting “Boston Strong” over and over again, before dropping two backpack, one containing a rice cooker filled with confetti, at the Marathon finish line. (The backpacks were eventually detonated.)

“I really need exposure,” Edson said in a video bio for his company bearing his name, in which he also claimed that that he was bipolar. “I really need to build this world that I’ve already started creating.”

He earlier described himself as a “fashion designer, entrepreneur, performance artist, mental patient, blogger bloggerist, a jailbird, a college dropout, and a drag queen.”

Here’s a video from his website:

New York Magazine also pointed out that his Facebook cover page was updated yesterday with a flippant tributes to Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the man who allegedly planted the bombs at last year’s Marathon:

Welp, this is one way to get exposure, we guess.

(UPDATE: 12:07pm:)

[h/t RawStory]
[photo via screengrab]

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