On Monday, six individuals managed to successfully change the sign to read not Hollywood but, get this…'Hollyboob.' Yes, this is something that actually happened.
According to NBC Los Angeles, The group managed to drape a large letter ‘B,’ made out of tarpaulin, over the ‘W’ and also changed the ‘D’ into another ‘B’ creating an elaborate joke and probably raising a few smiles or causing a few frowns in LA that afternoon.
The six people, said to be five men and one woman, were taken into custody on suspicion of trespassing after an LAPD helicopter were called to the scene at 1:15 pm.
In a Twitter post, LAPD Captain Steve Lurie said that the landmark was ‘precious’ to the LAPD and this act of vandalism was ‘way uncool.’
A few hours ago, a group attempted to vandalize the Hollywood sign. Los Angeles landmarks are precious to those of… https://t.co/6ZGLbuzZMC
— Commander Steve Lurie (@Commander Steve Lurie)
After the six were taken to the LAPD’s Hollywood Station it was revealed by Sgt. Leonard Calderon that the act of vandalism was done to raise breast cancer awareness and that “they didn’t commit any permanent damage.”
Instagram model and influencer Julia Rose has since appeared to be one of the people involved and has taken credit for the act, complete with a video of herself being arrested on the scene.
guys.... I finally fixed the Hollywood Sign 👯♀️ #hollyboob https://t.co/UsseSSkkRO