On Sunday, May 29, a man who shouted slogans about climate change attacked the “Mona Lisa” painting in Paris Louvre by smearing it in cake cream. The iconic work of art was saved due to the bullet-proof glass protection.
Maybe this is just nuts to me💀but an man dressed as an old lady jumps out of a wheel chair and attempted to smash the bullet proof glass of the Mona Lisa. Then proceeds to smear cake on the glass, and throws roses everywhere all before being tackled by security. 😂??? pic.twitter.com/OFXdx9eWcM— Lukeee🧃 (@lukeXC2002) May 29, 2022
“Think of the Earth. Artists think of the Earth. All artists think of the Earth. That’s why I did it,” he shouted in French.
Oh my God! Mona Lisa!— Anna (@AnnaART89333) May 30, 2022
Hopefully not too much damage! pic.twitter.com/mjugzDgc9B
Onlookers were shocked to see what appeared to be an old woman in a wheelchair rise up and rush towards the masterpiece. The perpetrator turned out to be a young man wearing a wig, and he was quickly dragged away and detained by a security guard.
Aquí el momento en que se llevan a quien le aventó un pastel a la Monalisa.pic.twitter.com/HBayMOdcKV— Alejandro Alemán (@elsalonrojo) May 29, 2022