Star of ‘The Hills’ Pulls Video After Backlash Over ‘The Worst Craft Idea Ever’

Aug 17, 2012  •  Post A Comment

"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.


  1. Angry backlash??? Really? Clearly some people need to get lives and find something truly important to devote their attention to.
    A book does not have inherent worth simply because it is a book. If we applied Sturgeon’s Law, 90% of them are crap.
    So… worst craft idea ever? This is nothing new. Does anyone have a clue as to how many ideas for altering books in a similar fashion have been done?
    If I had a dime…

  2. With Kindles and Nooks, books are as valuable as 33rpm records.

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