Hollywood sign modified to read 'Hollyweed'
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Christopher Garcia, a spokesperson of the, said the suspected male offender is being investigated for trespassing rather than vandalism. The sign was not physically damaged; the modification was done using black s decorated with signs of peace and heart to alter the "O" to read lowercase "e".
Betsy Isroelit, a Hollywood Sign Trust spokesperson said, "There was obviously recent legislation in California that may have inspired people. But to me, it looks more like a New Year's Eve prank." On November 9, legislators voted in favor of a ballot for legalising recreational use of marijuana in California for the age group of 21 and above.
Previously, on January 1, 1976, Daniel Finegood had vandalised the sign using curtains in a similar manner to read "Hollyweed". As a college student, Finegood had modified the sign for an assignment in art class. Finegood, in 1990, had modified the sign again, signifying a political issue, modifying the sign to read "Oil War" to protest the.
The sign was vandalised in 1992 before the. Supporters of presidential election candidate altered the sign to read "Perotwood".
The law legalising recreational marijuana is due to come into effect in 2018.
- Laura J. Nelson. "Hollywood sign altered to read 'Hollyweed'" — , January 1, 2017
- Jonah Engel Bromwich. "Hooray for Hollyweed? An Iconic Sign Is Altered" — , January 1, 2017
- Christopher Weber. "Vandalized Hollywood sign briefly reads ‘HOLLYWeeD’" — , January 1, 2017