Man Paints His House Bubble Gum Pink, Infuriates Neighbors

Articles May 05, 2019 04:18

In the Pflugerville, Texas community, houses tend to look pretty regular… Like most suburban neighborhoods! The homes that line the Mountain View street are your average homes — neutral colors, rooftops, front doors, you name it.

That’s how it was in this neighborhood for a while, until Emilio Rodriguez moved in, that is.

Man Paints His House Bubble Gum Pink, Infuriates Neighbors
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When he was just four-years-old, Emilio was in a horrific car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. After that, he spent all of his young adulthood undergoing continuous surgeries and today, he is in a wheelchair.

In a series of hardships, there has always been one simple thing that really boosted Emilio’s mood, and that is the color pink. He found the color to be a calming mood-booster, especially when dealing with all of his medical issues.

He loved the color so much, that he had a life dream tied to it. It was kind of a stretch, something that not many people do, if any. His dream was to paint his house pink. Pepto-Bismol pink.

Man Paints His House Bubble Gum Pink, Infuriates Neighbors
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When he moved into his new home in Pflugerville in 2018, his family, friends, and girlfriend begged him not to do it. But Emilio knew he had to follow his gut instinct.

The bright shade of pink was inspired by a specific tattoo on his left arm, which includes a pink tongue wagging out of the mouth of a skull.

After he found the perfect tint, he went ahead and covered his entire house in it. Statesman stated that he was apparently going for a “wet slime” look.

Man Paints His House Bubble Gum Pink, Infuriates Neighbors
Source: Statesman

…He may have just succeeded.

He started the paint job in January, about two months after he and his girlfriend moved in the Creekside subdivision near Dessau Road and Wells Brand Parkway. Everything except some kitchen cabinets has been painted.

It doesn’t even end there, though.

Emilio plans on adding more to it: a pink-tiled driveway and pink spotlights in the yard. He even wants to paint his wheelchair hot pink. He said that covering every external inch of the house in pink is sexy, and that it makes him feel “perfect.”

Man Paints His House Bubble Gum Pink, Infuriates Neighbors
Source: Statesman

While Emilio is super enthused about finally getting the exotic, bubble gum-esque house he has dreamed about for years, his neighbors are not as happy.

According to his neighbors, the house sticks out like a sore thumb on the block. Plus, now that the story has gone viral, Emilio has received nasty comments and threats.

But in the video below, Emilio says there is nothing his neighbors can do. And so what? If Emilio has been through a major hardship, and this is what he has been wanting his entire life, why not let him do it? He ain’t hurting anyone!

What do you think? Who is in the right in this situation: Emilio or his angry neighbors? Let us know what you think!

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