"The Hills" star Lauren Conrad pulled an episode of her Web-based show "Crafty Creations" after an angry backlash from book lovers, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed.
The video has Conrad showing viewers how to create a "unique storage space" out of books, but some book lovers were upset because the craft involves creating a storage box by ripping off the spines of nine books to glue to a box, the piece notes.
The website Buzzfeed called it "the worst craft idea ever," while book blog GalleyCat picked up the story, creating a viral sensation on the Web.
The "dislikes" on YouTube outpaced "likes" by 8-to-1, and viewer comments were critical, the story adds. One viewer wrote, "Holy sh-t I feel like I’m watching some sort of terrible snuff film."
Four hours after Buzzfeed posted a link to the video, Conrad removed it, the piece notes.