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'Emoji house' causes controversy in Manhattan Beach, California

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Posted at 8:30 AM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 08:30:23-04

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California seaside community is in an uproar after a home was given a new paint job featuring two huge emoji on a bright pink background.

Manhattan Beach residents railed against the makeover at a City Council meeting this week, citing problems with spectators and asserting that it was done with bad intent.

One speaker called the paint job graffiti; another said it was an attack on neighbors.

The new paint job appeared after neighbors reported the home was being used for short-term rentals, and the homeowner was fined $4,000.