We’ve seen some weird stuff at this column, but this one was pretty special.
Brittany Furlan models Tommy Lee’s new Instagram filter.Instagram
This is an unlikely story of how a professional celebrity publicist — in the course of solemnly and fastidiously discharging duties — ended up sending a male Page Six reporter a picture of the reporter’s own face with a disembodied, erect penis superimposed over the top of it.
After we reported on what seemed like a Tommy Lee d - - k pic posted online, the rocker’s PR rep insisted that the image wasn’t Lee’s real penis, but just him using an obscene app for comic effect.
To prove the point, she sent us an eye-opening image of herself with the same penis in front of her face, with a magnificent note: “Wow I’m in NY and Tommy is in CA. His penis must be very long to travel that distance.”
We would have been well convinced by this demonstration alone, but the thoroughgoing flack really, err, rammed it home, by looking up the Page Six reporter’s Facebook profile picture, slapping the schlong atop it, and sending it unbidden to our inbox (where it will stay until such time as we can use it as the cover of our memoir).
Either way, we haven’t seen the “personalized penis collage” move from any of the major PR shops, so we hereby nominate Lee’s tireless and imaginative publicist for “Flack of the Year.”