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This Guy Had The Best Passive Aggressive Response To His Dirty Roommate

Justin Cousson is adding art to his home in the hope it might inspire his roommate to clean up.

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Comedian Justin Cousson has thought up a hilarious way to nudge a messy roommate into line, setting up a "passive-aggressive art gallery" using "found pieces" that have been left around his house.

My passive-aggressive art gallery is thriving, although some critics don't care for my emphasis on found pieces.

Cousson told BuzzFeed News he came up with the art project idea when his roommate's messiness became too much.

@justincousson In total, the installation contains more than 30 pieces spanning the living room, kitchen and laundry

"I live in a house with three roommates, a cat, and one man child we're all a bit tired of cleaning up after," he said. "I started taking pictures of the messes, adding pretentious titles, and when it happened pretty much daily I ended up with a large collection."

Cousson said his messy roommate wasn't a fan of some of the pieces, particularly "Television left on for hours (nobody's watching me)" and "Bacon-grease soaked paper towel, forgotten in microwave with plate".

@justincousson I must inform you that reports the exhibition is complete are, in fact, inaccurate.

After his initial tweet about the passive aggressive art installation picked up thousands of retweets and likes, Cousson suddenly found himself inundated with submissions from other people with messy housemates.

@justincousson Reminder: Great art appreciates with time.

"I love that [the project] has resonated with so many people around the world," said Cousson. "Even if now they consistently send me pictures of trash for appraisal."

Cousson says he doesn't mind the extra attention.

"Something about this clearly appeals to peoples' appetite for the most mild form of vigilante justice," he said.

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Brad Esposito at bradley.esposito@buzzfeed.com.

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