Boston hoax bomber Kayvon Edson’s wild performance art videos: ‘I really need exposure’

By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:23 EDT
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'Kayvon Edson' YouTube video [YouTube]
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The man identified thus far as the suspect in a fake bomb threat at the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday night is also tied to online accounts belonging to a self-described performance artist who wants to “bring the world to a more stylish and freely-dressing place.”

“I really need exposure,” the person calling himself “Kayvon Edson” says in a YouTube clip bearing the same name. “I really need to build this world that I’ve already started creating.”

New England Cable News identified the suspect as 25-year-old Kevin Edson Tuesday night.

The YouTube account is also connected to the website for an “eco-awareness and ethical threads” company called Natural Selection, which says Edson founded the project and describes him as “a fashion designer first and a wannabe entrepreneur second. Kayvon knows fashion, and isn’t afraid to tell it to ya straight — even though he’s a total f*g.”

“What is the purpose of your blog?” a woman asks him in the “Edson” video.

“To bring the world to a more stylish and freely-dressing place,” he replies.

In the clip, Edson also mockingly says he’s “from Boston, yeah, dude,” and wears a variety of odd ornaments on his head, which he describes as his attempt to bring back “the club kid era.”

“I believe that there are three kinds of styles: plants, animals, and fungus,” he says in the video.

Watch “Kayvon Edson,” as posted online, below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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