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Graffiti Artist Gets Meta By Adding ‘Moustache’ To Subway Posters

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The poster for "Bridesmaids" with "moustache" graffiti on April 24, 2011 at the 23rd Street #1 train stop. (credit: Jesse Zanger)

The poster for “Bridesmaids” with “moustache” graffiti on April 24, 2011 at the 23rd Street #1 train stop. (credit: Jesse Zanger)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Someone’s got a meta sense of humor, man.

We don’t know whodunnit, but somebody has been adding a new twist to the handlebar moustache.

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These "Bridesmaids" have been defaced. (credit: Jesse Zanger)

Graffiti on posters featuring women at the Houston Street and 23rd Street stations along the #1 line have been defaced with the word “moustache.”

You can see where the “moustache” has been added: right under their noses.

Whoever has been adding it uses a distinctive, stylish script, evoking the handlebar moustache. There are curls on the M and E of the graffiti.

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Working with the canvas, we suppose? (credit: Jesse Zanger)

That’s not all: one tagged up poster shows a woman in profile. The graffiti artist therefore worked with his (or her) canvas, and simply wrote “stache.”

We’re not sure why this tagger has it in for women. None of the posters depicting men (an ad for “Fast Five,” for example) were marked up.

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Tyler Perry's Madea gets the 'Moustache' treatment. (credit: Jesse Zanger)

However, this would-be Da Vinci seems to have been flummoxed a little by Tyler Perry, who as Madea was gifted the Moustache.

We think whoever the artist is may have been inspired by Daffy Duck.

What do you think of the graffiti? Harmless humor or bad precedent? Sound off in our comments section.

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