The famous Hollywood sign was altered to read ‘Hollyweed’ by pranksters. And this was quick to become a debate on the social media.
Los Angeles police said unidentified thrill-seekers had climbed up and arranged tarps over the two letter “O’s” to make them look like “E’s”, two of which carried the peace sign.
The sign was vandalised around 3am by a male suspect dressed in all black on the New Year night, according to police.
By 11.15am the sign had been amended and restored to its original state, but not before the great and the good in the Hollywood Hollyweed Hills had taken a few photos and made a few jokes.
The Hollywood Sign Trust was established in 1978 as a fund to protect the sign and hillside surrounding – there’s 24 hour surveillance, infrared cameras, motion sensors and razor-wire fence surrounding the sign.
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) January 2, 2017
— Amanda Busick (@AmandaBusick) January 1, 2017
#hollyweed sign gives me hope
— Phoebe Ryan (@PhoebeRyan) January 2, 2017
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 1, 2017
— Keegan Allen (@KeeganAllen) January 1, 2017
This is not the first time the Hollywood Sign became the Hollyweed Sign. — Happened in Dec. 1983 (Her-Ex) pic.twitter.com/dVxXyHt1bo
— Shelby Grad (@shelbygrad) January 1, 2017
The last time the sign was vandalized to read “Hollyweed” was in 1976.