Poor Carl McCoid. He used to like Miley Cyrus. He used to like her a lot.
So much so, he got 29 Miley Cyrus tattoos, all over his body.
The problem? Oh, Carl:
He said: "People can't seem to see past the tattoos and it was having a very negative effect on my life where I felt trapped by them. I've just gone off her."Carl is trapped in a cell of his own making. A skin cell, if you will.
He's blaming the tattoos for his inability to get a girlfriend - which might be confusing symptoms with the problem.
Still, was Miley impressed with his efforts?
Miley said in an interview last year that Carl's tattoos were "ugly" and "creepy", but Carl, a dad-of-three, insists her comments are not the main reason he wants to get them removed.Carl appears to believe that Miley is too raunchy. And:
Carl, who runs his own ironing business from home, realised his obsession had gone too far when he stood in front of the mirror and was shocked by the sight of his Miley-covered torso.Potential girlfriends don't like them. Miley Cyrus doesn't like them. He doesn't like them.
He has spent £2,700 on the tattoos, which he says seem to be the only talking point when he goes on dates. He said: "The conversation just seems to be centred around them and it just gets boring. I feel like I can't move on."He's having some of the tatts removed, and others will be covered over with other designs. Presumably meaning on future dates the conversation will be centred on why he has a tattoo of Miley Cyrus wearing a Groucho Marx face mask.